Top critical review
A well-written horror story that takes too long in its development, with less horror than I had hoped.
Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2016
This is a book that I would really have liked to give at least 4 stars to. I just can't. The premise was great and the prologue gave real promise to the story. The characters were well developed, but the problem is that there was just too slow a development to the story. You know that there is something horrible and scary that they will encounter, but it takes just too darn long to get there. I don't recall exactly how long, but it takes more than half of the book, maybe two thirds, to get to the real action. So much of the book is just getting through the catacombs and the interaction between the characters, including some flashbacks. I was waiting and waiting to get to the real horror. It just dragged too much. And finally when you get to the actual danger, I found it to be somewhat disappointing. I won't reveal what it was (as one reviewer already has), but it wasn't as horrifying as I had hoped. Nevertheless, the book was well written and deserved the three stars that says it was okay. I'm not sorry I read it, but was just hoping for something faster-paced and more horrifying.