Author: Perrin Briar
Published: Jan. 20, 2016
Review: ARC provided by Author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
“Move over Cussler, Crichton and Conan Doyle. There’s a new master of thrilling adventures.”
A sinkhole is a natural phenomenon. It can happen anywhere, anytime. It drinks lakes dry, consumes jungles, and even demolishes entire mountains. You may have seen one in your street. But these things aren’t lost. They’ve simply been moved. Things are forgotten on the surface all the time. Beneath the crust, they’re always remembered.
It’s just another day for unscrupulous developer Graham Turner when he breaks into an old man’s home to steal his property deeds. But when he’s sucked through a sinkhole into a forgotten world deep beneath the earth’s surface, Graham and the old man must rely on each other if they are to survive and escape this dangerous new world and return to the surface.
SINK. A forgotten world. A lost world. But not for long.
I received this book to give an honest review.
I am loving this whole new world this author is bringing to the table. We have two people who end up in a sink hole but where it takes them is below the surface where they meet a tribe that has been living underground. How neat right but it seems that things are not what they first appear to be like. As we progress in the story we learn that the Leader just wants to get his people up on the surface but they can't do it without the machines that don't work. Luckily they have an engineer on their hands right or so you would think. What happens if they get the machine running? Will they even be able to?
I have to say I really like Jeremiah the old man he has had rumors spread against him about what happened to his wife. When you hear him tell Graham what really happened it just breaks your heart but you understand why he is grumpy and mean. Now Graham at first I was a bit upset with how he was willing to do anything for his boss, but I am glad with him being underground even for just a few he seemed to understand what his priorities were.
I can only hope we get more of this lost world that is opening up in random places. It was very short and to the point which I did enjoy. I think making it any longer and it would be hard to stay engaged.
Perrin Briar is an English author best-known for his Blood Memory series, black comedy Keeping Mum, and revenge tale Square. He was born in Huntingdon, grew up in Norfolk, graduated from Bournemouth, worked in London, and then chucked it all in to live in South Korea.
He has written for BBC radio, and worked in the production and development departments of the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.