The Passage by Justin Cronin

Tracy says:
I first read and recommended this book pre-TV show way back in 2010, and it’s still riveting the second time around! An epic journey in the rich tradition of post-apocalyptic tales like The Stand, Cronin’s novel is richly plotted with not a word wasted despite the 700-plus page count. If you think the TV show is enjoyable, the book packs in double doses of tension and nail-biting action. Pieces fit together in unexpected ways, and there was one long stretch of about 300 pages where I had a near-death grip on the book as I eagerly devoured page after page.