The Anomaly by Michael Rutger

19A1EA77-67AC-4A4A-BC82-234F234E1C1E.jpegThey Sought the Truth

They Found a Nightmare

 

CHILLING AND TERRIFYING  WILL HAUNT YOUR DREAMS, PREPARE TO FACE SOME OF YOUR DARKEST FEARS

Firstly many thanks to the publishers for a proof copy.

When a group filming for a tv documentary head to the Grand Canyon trying to retrace the steps of a previous expedition in search of a secret cave laden with ancient treasures, little do they know of the terrors which await.

They are a motley crew headed by former screenwriter turned tv presenter Nolan Moore who believes that his big break is just round the corner.

In what appears to be another hopeless search and when all looks lost lady luc shines on them and they discover the entrance to the cavern, unfortunately this is only the start of the nightmares which follow. To say anymore would be to spoil the story and adventure and deny the reader the pleasure of what is a terrific story.

As honesty precludes in any review I did find this to be a slow burner, there is plenty of necessary scene setting, introducing us to the characters, leading up the caves discovery, however, what follows is a fast paced slick thriller which will keep you engrossed, I must admit that part of me didn’t want to know what was going to happen next, but you can’t help but continue to the turn the pages, thanks to authors writing you have to know what actually does happen, there are plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing.

The characters are wonderfully drawn, I particularly loved Ken the drunkard director of the tv show superbly written and brought to life on the page. 

The plotting and pace of the story is spot on, one of those addictive reads which make you want to race to the end

At its heart the story is about the adventurer in us all but also about the human instinct for endurance and survival.

Chilling certainly, In part hauntingly terrifying these people face some of your darkest fears.

Think National Treasure meets the X Files with a hint of James Herberts The Rats, this has major film written all over it.

5*

 

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