A strange plague called the ’Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget—small things at first, like where they left their keys…then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters of the alphabet. Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily…and there is no cure. But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Marianas Trench, an heretofore unknown substance hailed as “ambrosia” has been discovered—a universal healer, from initial reports. It may just be the key to a universal cure. In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab, the Trieste, has been built eight miles under the sea’s surface. But now the station is incommunicado, and it’s up to a brave few to descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths…and perhaps to encounter an evil blacker than anything one could possibly imagine.(from Netgalley)
A new disease has struck planet earth that make people become totally forgetful. There is one last hope for a cure, and it lies eight miles below the ocean. Scientist have been down there doing research and all of a sudden, there is no communication from them. Luke, the brother of one of the scientist, is sent down to try to find out what is going on.
As I sat down to starting reading The Deep, I remember thinking to myself - how cool would it be to be eight miles down to the ocean floor? By the time I finished the book, I decided - NOT!
Boy does Nick Cutter have a talent for creepiness. I like that his stories do not fit the status quo. If I tried to explain what that means, I fear I would give away what I thought were the best parts of the story. Suffice it to say, everything does not end up all neat and tidy. There were parts when my heart was beating in my throat from the suspense.
I was fortunate to read Mr. Cutter’s first book, The Troop. Having now read his second, I can tell you I really like his style. I’m looking forward to seeing what he comes up with next.
Many thanks to Gallery, Threshold Pocket Books, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review.