I received a copy of DEEP WATER by Christine Poulson from Lion Fiction via Kregel in exchange for an honest review. This can be classified as a mystery novel.
While I do enjoy mystery novels, this one didn’t quite do it for me. This story focuses on medical-pharmaceutical research in the United Kingdom. That might be what did it for me. While I do like reading a variety of books, I usually prefer my mysteries to be more historical. This one at times was a bit too scientific and I became a bit lost.
You don’t need an extensive background in medicine to understand the terminology being used, and I found myself looking up a few parts to better understand the book. DEEP WATERS shows how ruthless some companies can be.
The writing itself is strong. You come to truly care about the characters and toward the end of the book you want to keep flipping through chapters to come to the conclusion. What I liked best is that this book looks at something that could actually happen in the world. Maybe that isn’t what I liked best, because if it did happen it would be downright scary!
Overall, this isn’t a bad book. If you enjoy modern mysteries, you will probably really enjoy it.