Title: Down in the Devil’s Hole
Author: Isabel Carter
Genre: Thriller, Suspense
Published: 26 October 2017
Publisher: Pegasus Elliot McKenzie LTD
Big thanks to the publisher for the review copy! Which will not affect my review in any way, of course.
First things first, I had a hard time reading this and it got me in a reading slump. I can’t get through it and actually wanted to just DNF but hey, that’s not fair to the author, right? Maybe it will get interesting later. So that, I took a break by reading other books to make the slump go away. Thankfully, I’m finally able to finish it after six days. Fuh.
I know for a fact that this story is a thriller and it suppose to be serious, but I found it too serious and stiff. It’s not that so-into-the-story kind of serious, but more like trying-so-hard-to-get-into-the-story kind of serious. The beginning starts with the found of a body, it’s not suppose to be boring but it is boring. Maybe the way the writer delivers the story is monotonous . . .
The writing style is good, it’s nicely written but there’s a lot of telling which makes me reread the paragraph again. It’s just so easy for me to doze off while reading it.
Although Macgregor is the main character here, I can’t seem to like him. It’s not that he’s bad or anything. He’s a devoted man but he just doesn’t come across to be the character I would like. I don’t know why . . .
I found myself interested more in Fowler’s story, which is Macgregor’s sergeant. I imagine him like a Kpop idol. Y’know, with dark hair and slim body? But then, the writer describes him as a blonde guy and just like a movie star, ‘spitting image of Chris Hemsworth’ . . .
Well, sure I imagine him as a movie star but not Hemsworth. But then, whatever, I’m going to think of him with dark hair anyway throughout the story. It suits him that way actually, with his personality and attitude. And yes, it works more like that. *winks*
The story does get interesting in the middle of the book, though. It’s actually unpredictable. Judging by the synopsis, you might think Dr. Panngesh is the main suspect of the murder here but when you get in the middle . . . damn, there comes the list of people I suspect hahaha. And that another new murder gets me all suspense. I already think bad things happening to my boy wonder. Oh my, oh my.
Anyway, there is some uncover deep sh*t in this story right before the ending. Like, you wouldn’t have thought about it in the beginning. And yeah, the ending was . . . unexpected. Like I said, it’s unpredictable.
p.s. you will found lots of coffee in this book and Scottish words!
Do you like reading thriller? Let me know what you think about it! x