First up – I adored The Dry, it was such a surprisingly outstanding novel on so many, many levels. I just devoured it. So it was with much eager anticipation I read this latest novel…….and after just now finishing it………ummmmmm Meh is the very best I can say.
I cannot believe it’s the same author to be honest. This novel lacks most things that made The Dry such a fantastic read. There is little sense of suspense or intrigue. The protagonists are simple stereotypical caricatures that fail to hold much interest. The plot is leaden, full of red herrings and a few flaws. I will admit the last 20% did pick up the pace as it raced to a conclusion but ultimately, I found the ending just such a letdown as it did not address any of the few interesting plot twists that exist.
While the Dry was a delightful surprise Force of Nature is sadly disappointing