I enjoyed the first half of the book more than the second half. The second half of the book went South for me, it was just too far out there. The sequel to it is suppose to arrive Spring of this year if interested.
A little far fetched but not a bad read overall. For me it started out a bit slow, took a little time to get into it but I still give it 4 stars. If you don't mind reads that are a bit hokey and far fetched, then it should be right up your alley. The book covers a 40 hour timeline. It all takes place inside the catacombs under Paris, hence the name. The main thing it did for me was peak my interest in learning more about the catacombs. It is something I am not really familiar with. Good action at the end made up for a bit of a bland start!
A bit too predictable for me. I had had this on my wishlist for quite sometime so I was looking forward to reading it. I wasn't disappointed but I wasn't greatly impressed either. The author has other titles out there so he has obviously had success with his writing. Maybe I was looking for more action and suspense. I had visions of Airport when reading it. Parts of Airport were tense but there was also some bland or boring times too. I found that the case here as well. Characters tended to be one dimensional, not enough development. The bad guy was stereotypical; a beef with the airline, hangs out in the bar getting drunk, hates the ex-wife etc.
I was a bit surprised by the ratings. I guess this one was more my cup of tea than other folks. At the time of this review, the average review is 3 stars. It was an easy 4 1/2 stars for me. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I happened across the Kindle version for either free or .99. Sometimes the English spelling of words throws me but that isn't any big deal. I would rather experience that than typos. I couldn't help but think of the similarities to Jaws. This just happened to be the land locked version. There is even one very small moment in the book where the character, Stubbs had me immediately relate to Hooper's character in Jaws. I will watch for the sequel on this one as the door was left wide open.