Title: Deep Down There
Author: Oli Jacobs
Page Count/Review Word Count: 252
I’ve been waiting for this book to come out for a while now because Oli was originally trying to get it published through Unbound, which is a pretty cool hybrid publisher that I’ve had my eye on for a while now. That didn’t end up happening, and so I’m glad that he decided to release it under his own steam.
The core concept here is something that I haven’t really come across before, and it’s the kind of idea that makes you want to pick up the book and figure out what’s happening. It’s set in a gated community and investigates what happens to the people living there when a massive hole appears in the ground.
No one knows what caused it or what might lie at the bottom of the hole, and that in itself is enough of a mystery to keep you going from page to page until the denouement. But as with a lot of Jacobs’ work, it’s the journey itself that I enjoyed the most, and I was content to let the plot develop at its own pace, though it also felt a little bit like scratching an itch as more and more information was revealed.
All in all, this is probably one of my favourites from his oeuvre, and I’d definitely recommend it if you’re curious to know what caused the hole in Anton Court.