Published by Orbit on November 14, 2017
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Seven years ago, the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend.
It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a tragedy; others have called it a hoax.
Now a new crew has been assembled to investigate. And they'll discover that it sown there is definitely no joke...
After the Atargatis is found drifting in the ocean, silent and empty, but with violent and strange footage that could only be fake, Imagine (an entertainment company) sends yet another ship out to investigate. This time though the Melusine is filled with scientists intent on deciphering the secrets in the deep waters of the Mariana Trench.
This book was amazing. I could set this book down for a minute or for months and it would only take me a sentence or two to be pulled back into this story. Within just a pages of starting this book, I found myself hooked and anxious. I don’t recommend walking around at night, even inside your house, after reading this book. This is a frightening take on mermaids and I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Sometimes when an author explains how something works in a book, things aren’t as exciting after that mystery is gone. That was NOT the case here. The more I understood about the creatures in the book, the more terrifying it became. The more I began to wonder if anyone was going to be making it off the Melusine alive. I was glued to the page.
The cast of characters were all very interesting and diverse, each with their own motives and clear personalities. Each POV was balanced very well. Reading about each character was a treat, except maybe Jason. But Jason was a jerk; his POV was still pretty interesting though. The one tiny complaint I have about this book is that there are 3 sisters whose names are Heather, Holly, and Hallie. The names were all similar enough that it was difficult for me remember who was who.
Into the Drowning Deep really reminded me of Jurassic Park (which I loved) stylistically. If you liked Jurassic Park, then you’ll love Into the Drowning Deep. If you’re the least bit interested in mermaids, check this out. And if you’re a fan of monster stories like I am, definitely pick this book up. This book earned its 5 stars.