27 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

The Devil’s Deep by Michael Wallace

Murder, mystery, romance, intrigue, a witness, an exotic locale and family dysfunction.

This is a pretty well used formula to write a good thriller/suspense (and sometimes a not-so-good one!). The author sent me a copy of this book early this year and I set it aside because I wasn’t in the mood for a formula book. I picked it up earlier this month when I was in a reading slump and needed to read something to break me out of it.

It worked! Yes, it’s a formula, but ya know, that’s okay. This one had a few little twists and turns added in that left me wondering what was going to be coming at me next. The thing that makes this book so well written is that the author feeds us just enough information to keep the action moving along. I didn’t feel any lull in the story and found myself staying up a little late to find out what happens next.

No grammar or formatting problems that I saw in the kindle version, it’s a clean easy-to-read book. The storyline is fabulous.

My one nitpick on this book is the epilogue. I’m not sure it was needed, and if it was, maybe just half. While I like my books tied up with a little bow, I’m not quite sure it needed this large of a bow. It didn’t ruin the book, not at all, but perhaps gave it a little bit more of a “seriously?” groan from me.

I’d recommend this book to those that like thriller/suspense books and anyone in a reading slump that is looking to bust out of it.

The Devil’s Deep by Michael Wallace

Chad Lett is a mute witness to an attempted murder. He suffers from total paralysis, locked within a prison of his own mind. After years of silence, he establishes contact with a young nurse’s aid through a single blinking eye, but then she is abducted and a staff member begins to administer dropperfuls of cleaning solution into his communicating eye.

A heart-pounding thriller that will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned, the Devil’s Deep travels from the hell of a long-term care facility to the rain forest of Costa Rica. And a crime committed under tropical waters, the dive known as El Bajo del Diablo—the Devil’s Deep.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Book count for 2011: 31

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