When a global pandemic hits, it spreads quickly across the world, killing nearly all those in its path. The town of Alessandra somehow escapes its wrath, and a wall is built to keep the infected out. Scientists discover that the plague is spread by touch, so townsfolk are separated from their families, and everybody is forced to wear a heavy steel ring around their waist to physically prevent them from getting close enough to another person to touch.
If, at this point, you’re thinking that this sounds utterly preposterous, I have to tell you that you’re not alone. The bad news is that it just gets worse from that point onwards.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.