Deon Meyer has been called the king of South African crime fiction and with Fever he’s written a thriller you will not easily forget. After a rogue virus kills 95 percent of the world’s population, polymath Willem Storm and his son Nico set out to create a new society designed on Willem’s egalitarian principles. The difficulties – physical, psychological, spiritual, and practical – are formidable and include marauding bands whose vision is more dystopian than the Storms’. Yet Willem and his growing band persevere. A powerful coming-of-age story weaves through this adventure tale, which will keep you turning pages and reflecting on the choices Meyer’s characters have made long into the night. Read our full review here.