Fathomless was definitely not my first Greig Beck novel, however, I did think it would be my last for while…. until…I digress.
For the first half or so of Fathomless I was definitely thinking that I had had enough of the world’s underwater monsters. I think I have five or six books now in which several authors have set their story underground in different parts of the world. At this stage Fathomless was only a three star read. If it was your first novel of this genre then I believe you would be considering it a four or five-star read. However, it was not my first.
Again we were underground in a world inhabited by what only can be described as monsters. There was a great deal of Ho! Hum!…at that stage. We all know that some of the good guys survive. They have to. Who else would tell the tale?
This is the second book I have read, in 2018, where it appeared the story was over and the rest of the book would be acknowledgements…lots and lots. Again I was wrong. The twist which boosts a book from ordinary to wow was played.
Woven into this work of fact/fiction are the actions of a group of people who have a single-minded attitude to their cause and are not always correct as they believe. I really wanted to throttle some of these characters. Their arrogance was overwhelming and all I could think was that good should prevail.
Then just when you thought that the story had finished there is another, perhaps not a twist so much as a, revelation which is enough to make lovers of the sea to think twice before going for a swim. Combine this revelation with some scientific facts and this reader’s thoughts were off on another journey; particularly as some of the revelations took place not far from where I have spent most of my life.
Again kudos to Sean Mangan for another five star narration. He made the audio version of Fathomless an ideal book to listen to while driving.
Fathomless is a reasonably fast paced book and one which all fans of Grieg beck, will enjoy.
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