This is a well-paced, well constructed story that didn't shy away from reality in showing what happens when we're down to the animal level of plain survival. Morality and dignity go out of the window. Bravery is defined by those that choose to act versus cocky-devil-may-care attitude. I loved the characters. I loved the beginning of a romance between them, and I loved that the story had a clear way to continue instead of just fading into the sunset because after all, this is a horror story combined with a possible romance.
Hot damn, this was good and scary, and I'm pleased to say there's going to be a follow-up to this story.