Goodreads: “Steve refused to surrender. Even though he knew the creature was right behind him, he wouldn’t quit. He would make it. Just as that beacon of hope began to shine down upon him, the bright sun overhead vanished from view. Confused, he gazed wide-eyed as the daylight grew dim. Then he realized the ultimate horror: the creature had overtaken him, its jaws opened wide.”
“He was in its mouth.”
This was a fun book – so fast paced that it was over before I knew it. I have to admit, the 546 pages was rather intimidating – most stories start to bore me by page 350 so I stopped reading longer books (other than the ones I really liked like Supernaturals (1100+) and The Shining (600+)).
But I decided to give it a go because the cover caught my interest. Well written and full of interesting tidbits about marine life, I have been glued to it until my eyes started hurting and went blurry.
I enjoyed the book and wonder if the author has written any others that are as good. I wish more authors wrote this kind of fiction – it is fun and while, yes, a little gory, well worth the effort. This is one I could see reading again. I give the book an A+.
So, to revive an old habit – it is Sunday, what’s in your mailbox time. Of course, I am only reviving it because I just purchased two new books and wanted to brag about them.
I have picked up several books from the library so am set for reading the rest of the week. 🙂
Well, I have nothing bad to say or complain about with this book. I started it at work and finished it last night. It spawned some amusing/scary nightmares which is always the mark of a good creature feature.
The writing was excellent – I had no trouble immersing myself in the story as if I was really there. The squid freaked me out sufficiently as well. Seriously, I don’t know that I will ever swim in blue water. Sharks had me freaked out enough, now I have to worry about squid too. 🙂
This book made it to my top ten for creature features. Great job! I will have to check out what else he has written. I give it an A+
Goodreads: Logan travels to an isolated writers’ retreat deep in the Adirondacks to finally work on his book when the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain. The body has been severely mauled, but the unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks call into question the initial suspicions of a wild bear attack. When Logan is asked to help investigate, he discovers no shortage of suspects capable of such an attack–and no shortage of locals willing to point the finger and spread incredible rumors. One rumor, too impossible to believe, has even the forest ranger believing in werewolves. As Logan gets to know the remote deep-woods landscape, including a respected woman scientist still struggling with the violent loss of her father in these very woods, Logan realizes he’s up against something he has never seen before.
I started this book this afternoon around 1:30 p.m. at work and finished it a few minutes ago. It kept moving and kept me guessing as the body count kept piling up. Child sends you so far into the deep woods that I was wondering if I’d need a compass to get back. Definitely had me looking up to check my surroundings a couple of times.
The pages flew by and then I reached the end. Believe me, I was disappointed to see it end. One of Child’s best, I’d say although “Terminal Freeze” will always be one of my favorites.
This was a great turn for Logan – I hope Child stays more with this line of supernatural in his future books. After his last one, I debated buying this one for fear I’d be disappointed – but I’m not unhappy with my purchase at all and can see myself re-reading it in the future.
I give the book an A+ – thanks Lincoln Child for great read!
I know I haven’t been all that great about updating this page. Honestly, I haven’t been reading that much the past six months.
My first book by this author and I probably will read more over time. Her descriptive air made me feel like I was there with the characters. I found the constant secrets and revelations a bit much but the storyline was good enough to overlook that. Need a chart to keep track of who was kin to whom but overall an entertaining read.
Part Two: The Burning Girl
Ten years on, Eloise is a renowned working psychic who has resigned herself to her role in The Hollows and to “The Work.” She’s discovering some disturbing things—secrets about her genealogy and the dark history of The Hollows, and that her granddaughter, nine-year-old Finley, has her own powerful gifts. Most disturbing of all, Eloise realizes that not all of the whispering voices are calling for help. Some of them are looking for trouble.
Part Three: The Three Sisters
When Finley, now nineteen, comes to live with Eloise, Eloise’s abilities transform. Her load is somehow lighter, and rather than chasing down people she needs, they are coming to her. She teams up with a detective to help a desperate father bring his daughter’s killer to justice. Meanwhile, Finley has bigger problems than she’s willing to admit. Can Eloise help her see the difference between justice and revenge—and the dark truth that nothing stays buried in The Hollows?
Well, I was going to review them separate but since the book had to be returned today, I had to finish both stories. I enjoyed both though not as much as the first one. Jumping ten years makes me feel like the author is skipping a lot of things that happened in between. To become “renowned” in the second one, what all did Eloise solve or was involved in?
I plan on reading the other books – “Crazy Love You” which is the one I checked out tonight and then “Ink and Bone” which isn’t out yet. I started the former but only got to chapter two before calling it a night. My poor eyes need a break.
Great series, I recommend it.