American writer Michael Koryta is not a particularly recognisable name on these shores, but he has a long line of thrillers behind him, usually standalone novels, and they have never yet failed to provide a good few hours of entertaining reading.
The convoluted plot of his latest work begins with a woman being left for dead after a car accident in which the other occupant is killed. In fact, she survives, but when she eventually emerges from a coma it is clear she is suffering from locked in syndrome, fully aware of what’s going on but unable to move or communicate. Meanwhile, an insurance investigator has suspicions that the accident was not what it first appeared, leading to an exciting plot to recover a lost device that was being carried in the vehicle. I won’t give any more away, but suffice to say there are the usual twists and turns along the way in the plot, together with a somewhat surprising ending.
Definitely up to the author’s usual gripping, page turning standard.
Length of Read:Medium
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
A good read for thriller fans.
One thing you’ve learned
Can there be a much worse ordeal than being trapped powerless in your own body – that really is the stuff of nightmares!.