Gripping Supernatural Thriller
Gripping and fast paced supernatural thriller with a strong female lead buoyed by other strong female characters that hooks and compels the reader to keep moving to the next chapter. Each chapter works to build up the tension and propel the story along without any unnecessary scenes. The writing vividly captures the characters' experiences and enables the reader to envision each scene while feeling the main character's physical and psychological dilemmas. It was slightly disappointing that the character Holly, who was described as an experienced and capable person, wasn't further developed--I kept expecting her to burst out of the trees, gun loaded, and fearless. I also didn't quite understand why the creature chose to prey on the contestants and crew but seemingly left the indigenous tribe alone. However, I did like the way the author addresses exploitation of indigenous people for financial gain, including the problems of unhealthy food resources. There were several typos throughout the story, especially common misuses of possessives instead of contractions, but overall the writing was excellent while the story was fascinating and exciting.
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