I received a free copy of Under Ground from the publisher in return for an honest review.
I was really drawn to the cover of this book. It's simple, eye catching and piqued my interest.
I found myself getting into the story pretty quickly and I enjoyed meeting and getting to know all the characters as they settled in, but I found it starting to drag a little in the middle. I'm not sure what it was that made it feel that way for me, perhaps the characters reactions to what was going on just didn't resonate. I didn't feel the sense of panic or action that I would have expected from the situation, their reactions weren't particularly what I would imagine happening. There was a lot going on but at the same time it didn't seem like there was enough going on considering their situation. The dialogue didn't feel natural, it was stilted and didn't come across as realistic at times. Very few of the characters had enough depth for me to really care about their outcome.
It started to pick up again nearer the end. The ending although it worked just kind of came out of nowhere. The guilty party just didn't sit right with me, it came out of the blue and had me thinking... What?
That being said, the atmosphere created worked well and I could imagine the claustrophobia and helplessness of being in such a situation but I am left with mixed feelings about the book. It held my attention in parts but other parts I just couldn't relate to or care about at all.