World-champion free diver and marine biologist Carrie Anderson had been called to help investigate the cause of an ecological catastrophe, just off the coast of Mauritius the ocean’s floor is collapsing.
The scientific expedition team had gathered to try to find a cause and put a stop before the incident turned into a huge disaster.
Carrie and her dive partner however run into trouble with Carrie barely surviving and her partner never resurfacing. Something happened under the water and Carrie is determined to go back down and figure out just what it was she saw and what had happened. Gathering up a new team Carrie heads back into the depths of the ocean only to discover something more horrific than she ever imagined.
Pressure by Brian Keene is one of those books I debated on picking up not being completely sure if I could enjoy it or not. When finished I’m certainly glad I decided to take the chance with this one. It’s billed as a mix of Jaws and Alien and since I like both of those I figured what the heck and I do see the influences of both while this took on a whole new life of it’s own.
The first half of this story is incredibly intense as we dive down deep into the depths of the ocean to find out what horrors await the characters. Then the book turns into a land based thrill ride of a read as the characters try to come to terms with what was found. It became a nice mix of a horror read and thriller when finished.
I completely enjoyed the imagery in this one too as just starting off the descriptions of the ocean depths had me nearly holding my breath as it brings you down into the depths. The characters were also great. Carrie was strong and fierce not giving up until she got the answers she was looking for. Extra points for the naming of this character too!
Overall, a great read that I’d definitely recommend checking out.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.