Rick Grimes and his group of survivors has been working on making the prison a safe place to live. Relationships that began right as the group came together are ending as new people join the group and people form new bonds. As the group begins to feel as safe as they probably ever will in this new world, tensions rise as they are not constantly focused on immediate survival.
This is the fourth book in The Walking Dead series. This volume begins to address some of the issues that living in such conditions would naturally bring up when people finally stop fighting zombies or looking for food. Who people really are and what their true opinions are begin to emerge as they no longer feel the need to set that aside for survival. The strain begins to show as members of the group have strong opinions on what people need to do, and what happens to those that break the rules. I was happy to see the zombies put into the background to address some of the problems the living would face.
I have to say I am very disappointed with the way women are portrayed in this series. The characters in general do not have a lot to them, but I have yet to see one admirable female character. All of the women are very whiny and dependent on the men to save them. I would really love to see a real woman portrayed in this series.
If you are a fan of this series or zombies I would recommend trying it.