Ten characters, all of who are given at least one chapter written in the first person.
All stuck on a submarine that has sunk.
All of who, are getting killed one by one.
Then there’s the flash backs to the child who suffers at the hands of their mother, her boyfriend, and school bullies, also written in the first person.
The research submarine Pica Explorer has been hired by Frank Holden, a disgraced film producer who bears a striking resemblance to Harvey Weinstien, to make a low budget film.
During filming the sub breaks down and sinks to the bottom of the sea. The ten people on board are told they have about a week of oxygen, and set about waiting to be rescued.
Then they start to get killed, one-by-one the bodies start to pile up. Those surviving start to look at each other with paranoia.
The question of who is the killer, is almost as important as who will not lose their mind.
As far as the plot goes, that’s it, it’s a wait and see who is still alive at the end process.
This book is a nautical version of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. It didn’t have to be set on a submarine, it could have been set in an isolated house in the Scottish Highlands, or a snowed in pub on Exmore, and would probably been better off of it was. There are a lot unreal things about the setting, things that are just wrong. Windows?
I have read a lot of reviews of this book before I wrote this one. This book is not as bad as some people make it out to be, but, its nowhere near as good as some people say it is.
It kept me entertained for a lazy Saturday, a bit of bubblegum for the brain. If that’s what you want, this is the book for you.
Publisher: Bloodhound Books