Regan has her ups and downs.
-Dumping her girlfriend: Down.
-Moving in with her loving brother: Up.
-Waking up to a plague of undead: REALLY down.
After the undead began roaming the neighborhood, Regan lost track of her brother. She’s spent the last two years searching for him. In the meantime, she’s fallen in love, only to be told, “Sorry, I’m straight. And you’re a lunatic.”
There’s a psycho out there somewhere who caused the outbreak, using nanotechnology, just for the fun of it, and Regan intends to hunt him down.
Oh, and the crush she still has on the straight gal? Dangerously distracting, when there’s a zombie around every corner.
Calling Lifehack a zombie story isn't super-useful. It IS primarily about zombies, but it's also about the hero, and her lovelife, such as it is. Zombie book lovers are bound to find Lifehack less gory and bleak than they might be looking for. By the same factor, many people who shy away from typical zombie books have told me they really enjoyed it.
There IS blood and gore, but it's not the central focus; the problem of zombies, and where they came from, is. And Regan trying to chase after a straight girl to comedic and tragic results, often.