I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Under Ground by S.L. Grey
Published by Pan Macmillan on July 16, 2015
Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult
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The Sanctum is a luxurious, self-sustaining survival condominium situated underground in rural Maine. It's a plush bolt-hole for the rich and paranoid - a place where they can wait out the apocalypse in style. When a devastating super-flu virus hits the States, several families race to reach it. All have their own motivations for entering The Sanctum. All are hiding secrets.
But when the door locks and someone dies, they realize the greatest threat to their survival may not be above ground - it may already be inside . . .
Having reflected on this book for a while I can no longer decide if I love Under Ground or merely like it. When I finished the book it was definitely love, but now after mulling thing over, it is just like. Maybe I should have gone with my earlier instincts…
The story is told from multiple perspectives – the key people of each family and I liked that from them we could get an understanding of the family and why they act the way they do.
The most annoying thing about this book is that it says that everyone are locked in with a murderer but it takes an extremely long time for the second death to occur. And then boom all the deaths occur.
What was really good was attempting to guess who the killer is, I won’t spoiler it but no one seemed to fit the bill and I honestly spent a while thinking everything that happened was accidental.
It’s a claustrophobic read that will make you feel that you’d rather face the terrors above ground than risk the below ground nightmares. This is a great read if your in the mood for a ‘whodunit’, so go find out who the culprit is!