Barbed Wire and Daisies is a novel set in future rural New Zealand. The tale starts in the year 2030 as world wide oil supplies come to a grinding halt overnight. There are now hoards of starving, desperate people in the overcrowded cities. Looting, violence and chaos become rife.
Living in a remote valley, Gen is a kick ass, protective mother who, along with husband Nate, will stop at nothing to defend her family and protect what is hers from the depraved, sometimes cannibalistic survivors who come crawling out of the cities to the countryside, in search of food. It soon becomes survival of the fittest. Who will win?
“Zombies move over, this book just made “D Day” realistic.” Amazon Australia Review 6 April 2015. There are not many stories that can capture both genuine humour as well as heart felt emotion, but the characters in this book will manage to make you actually laugh aloud as well as feel for their struggles and triumphs each and every chapter. Barbed Wire and Daisies covers environmental and social issues that are affecting us today by taking us through the captivating journey of a New Zealand family suddenly forced to face their mortality and rely on their survival skills which were unknowingly learned over the years when their world and the life they know is thrown into turmoil. Grab a cuppa and get comfortable, you won’t be putting this book down in a hurry.