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.