A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A girl with a pen and a dream recommended this book to me.
Sierra...thank you so much.
At first, I went into A Drop of Night thinking, oh no, a bunch of rich kids of various levels of spoiled packing off and going to Europe for some kind of corporate-sponsored archaeological dig? Do tell me, what could go wrong?
The answer: everything.
Anouk, along with everyone else in her party, winds up trapped in a truly steroid-enhanced clockpunk house of horrors hidden deep underground just outside of Paris. The place dates back to the French Revolution, and it's got a pretty bloody history even before one takes into account the presence of so many tons of lethal booby traps at every turn.
The storyline feels a tad bit predictable at times, but aside from that, Bachmann's got the gift of unending high-octane action - and high-octane nightmare fuel. He sure knows how to weave this love child of Indiana Jones and Scooby-Doo.
I look forward to any and all future books by this author - including any further adventures in store for Anouk, if any.
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