I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)
This book had me hooked. From the get go I was completely intrigued and I had no idea where it was going or what it had in store.
The synopsis is pretty vague, and I had an inkling that it would have some kind of sci-fi to it, but I honestly wasn’t sure. There’s definitely a sci-fi/horror element and if you’re looking for a book that wraps up everything and gives you all the answers then perhaps this isn’t for you. Instead it’s a chilling, un-nerving book that will make you question a lot of things, and give you images that will stick in your mind for a long time.
I like that none of the characters are sure what they’re dealing with. And what starts off as a fairly innocuous strange urb-ex find quickly changes into a horrifying ordeal where you’re never entirely sure what is real and what is not. Some people see things others don’t and Freya appears to be the reliable narrator with Shep going over the edge and not knowing that he has done.
This is a hard one to review without spoiling a lot of what is great about this book. Read it. Just trust me and pick this up.
Freya Medlock, a reporter at her local paper, is down on her luck. When she’s assigned to cover the death of a young climber named Stephen, she might just have the story she needs. Freya soon meets Shep: a trainee steeplejack with his own secret life. As Shep draws Freya deeper into the urbex scene, the circumstances of Stephen’s death become more unsettling – and Freya risks more and more to get the answers she wants.