Nolan Moore, an archaeologist turned conspiracy theories documentary host, sets out with his film crew to follow the footsteps of an explorer from 1909. The explorer claimed to have located a lost cavern in the Grand Canyon that contained hidden treasures. Nolan and his crew manage to find the cavern, but it’s not what they expect. The cave soon turns against the crew and it’s a fight for their lives to get out.
If you’re looking for a quick recommendation, yes, I would definitely recommend this book!
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. If you like Indiana Jones and need a little excitement in your life, give this book a shot. The author builds tension well throughout the book. But I will warn you, if you’re squeamish, this may not be the book for you. There are a few scenes of gore and body horror.
My favorite part about this book is the characters. They are so real, it’s annoying. The main character, Nolan, whom we spend a lot of time with, is anything but faultless. And his best friend is also difficult to read. But by the end, I found myself worried about them. I worried they wouldn’t make it out alive and if they got hurt.
My second favorite aspect of this book was the plot. It is extremely suspenseful and intense. Mostly because not only do the characters have any idea what’s going on in that mysterious cavern, but neither do we as readers! The plot definitely gets the adrenaline pumping at times.
Now, I will admit that there were a few scenes that were confusing, but I chalk it up to my skimming superpower during intense parts of the story. I would love to see a movie adaptation of this book, as it would help me picture some of the stranger parts of the mysterious cavern.
Overall, I would recommend this to a busy mom looking for a thrilling read. If you’ve been in a reading rut, this book is sure to get you out of it real quick.
Five out of five stars
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