A humorous take on the zombie outbreak.
The outbreak starts because of some sort of incident at the University of Washington. There's not a lot of setting here, but what there is has been done right. (I live about 20 minutes from where most of the story takes place).
The protagonists are a married couple whose marriage was in crisis before the outbreak. The simmering tensions and pettiness felt very real, but so did the path toward reconciliation. I wasn't sure about the premise when I first heard about it but it actually works very well.