With a synopsis describing The Deep as “The Abyss meets The Shining,”, I knew I would not be able to pass this one up. I thoroughly enjoyed Cutter’s TWith a synopsis describing The Deep as “The Abyss meets The Shining,”, I knew I would not be able to pass this one up. I thoroughly enjoyed Cutter’s The Troop and couldn’t wait to submerge myself in The Deep. I was not disappointed.
This was definitely the best kind of combination of horror and psychological thriller.
Cutter does an amazing job of taking every day people just like you and me and putting them into horrific pressure cooker situations and letting us see how they (we?) react. First we are lulled into a false sense of calm. Yes there is a horrible plague terrorizing the planet…but life goes on…civilation has yet to fall apart. With the resilience for which humans are known we continue to go on…normal daily life continues. And then our apparently average veterinarian is called upon to brave the depths in an attempt to save an experiment that may well be man kind’s only hope. And that is were it all goes down hill.
As soon as the decent begins the sense of foreboding and claustrophobia sets in and it continues to build until the very end. This read is not for the faint of heart or the weak of heart…just thinking back upon it makes my heart feel as if it suddenly weighs 200 pounds.
Set in a place where no man has any right to ever exist…it is beyond creepy to navigate the halls of the Trieste with Luke and LB and even more creepy to navigate Luke’s mind while he’s aboard the Trieste. (A warning: a large portion of this story includes flashbacks of Luke’s life. I thought this added to the story as a whole but I can see how others might have thought it to be too much) This tale gets dark and twisty and just flat out scary…fast!
All of the characters are well fleshed out and play their parts perfectly. I would not say that I had too much of a connection with any of them in particular…well except for LB -hard not to lover her. Despite that though, I had no problem feeling this read.
I confess that I was a little bit disappointed with the end…I felt it to be a bit anti-climactic…but I think that sometimes writers create something so spectacular that they back themselves into corners from which they can not really escape. That said I definitely recommend this one to horror and psychological thriller lovers. This one could definitely leave you with nightmares…
Narration notes: Corey Brill who also narrated The Troop does a fantastic job bringing cutter’s latest creation to life....more
This series may be even better than the Ten Tiny Breaths series!
While still New Adult…these characters just feel a little more mature than most of thoThis series may be even better than the Ten Tiny Breaths series!
While still New Adult…these characters just feel a little more mature than most of those in the Ten Tiny Breaths series and therefore were probably even more relatable to me. As with all of K.A. Tucker‘s books, her writing style sucks me in from the beginning. Easy to read with a steady moving pace…you won’t want to put this one down until you’ve reached the conclusion.
Burying Water is told with two POVs: both Water and Jesse. Jesse slowly tells the back story while Water tells the current story. So often I just wanted to jump ahead and get to the end of Jesse’s story so I’d really know where Water’s began…but ultimately I really think that added to the suspense and was a brilliant decision on Tucker‘s part.
Water and Jesse are both great characters. Jesse trying so hard to do what was “right” and fight his true heart’s desires. Water so amazingly strong and resilient just as the quote above alludes. The secondary characters were perfect in every way. I am hard pressed to name one that I didn’t fall in love with. Jesse’s family is just straight up amazing. I adore Sheriff Gabe. Ginny is crazy and cranky and damaged by her past but also so giving and full of love.
Other than the fact that I felt the novel tied itself up a bit too neatly at the end…I completely enjoyed this one and have no hesitation to recommend it to anyone who enjoys New Adult or Adult Contemporaries. I’ve already read the 2nd in this series, Becoming Rain, and loved it and am anxiously awaiting the 3rd Chasing River :)...more
I usually love thrillers and romantic suspense, but there was just something so unsettling about this story that I forced myself to stop listening aftI usually love thrillers and romantic suspense, but there was just something so unsettling about this story that I forced myself to stop listening after about 45 minutes…even though, I’ll be honest…I was really captivated and wanted to know what was going to happen next. I just had such an uneasy feeling, a huge knot, in the pit of my stomach. I have to give huge kudos to Kepnes for being able to evoke such a raw feeling in me. I may eventually go back to this one…but I just didn’t enjoy the feeling I experienced while listening to it if that makes any sense…...more
I absolutely adore the Ten Tiny Breaths series and K.A. Tucker. What can I say without gushing? These books are simply perfection.
Her writing is smootI absolutely adore the Ten Tiny Breaths series and K.A. Tucker. What can I say without gushing? These books are simply perfection.
Her writing is smooth and easy and perfectly fits the tone of the stories. Her characters are all beautifully flawed individuals struggling to find themselves and make connections....something that we can all so easily relate to. While there is certainly a healthy amount of angst it is not over the top...it adds to the story without distracting from it as I find to be the case in other New Adult reads.
This small peek into Cole/Trent's mind was a fantastic addition to the series. It was absolutely heartbreaking to see the back story from his perspective and all of his experiences that led up to our meeting him in ten Tiny Breaths.
If you haven't started this series yet...what are you waiting for?
Narration Notes: Sebastian York is perfection. That is all.
Cover Notes: Uhhmm...what is that? I hate this cover but it just goes to prove that you should most definitely NOT judge a book by the cover!!...more