Something In The Water

Book One

Fiction - Thriller - General
379 Pages
Reviewed on 10/06/2021
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Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite

Something In The Water by Dean Comyn is a heart-pounding drama you will want to finish in one sitting. The plot centers on a brilliant scientist aiming to save the world with a new vaccine, but a secret organization is out to exploit a flaw for its own dark purposes, which threatens the globe. This is where detective-to-be Burns enters the picture. It's his last weekend before starting his new position on the major crimes task force come Monday, and he wants to spend his Friday night playing hockey as he usually does. But he has to drop everything when he's called in on the missing person case involving the scientist--to observe and assist mostly, not involve himself. However, it turns into a race against time as Burns and the team try to locate the scientist and his discovery before it's turned into a weapon of mass destruction. They also need to try to manage the media to prevent worldwide hysteria.

Comyn has created a chilling weekend you won't forget. It will certainly sound alarm bells. This gripping drama is crafted with expert suspense, drama, character-building, realistic what-if scenarios, and dynamic dialogue. One unique aspect of note is that the book takes place in real time, which heightens the urgency, and intensifies the realism. I like that there are several locations, from London to Iceland, and you never know what to expect. Frustration builds at every turn, and you're really holding your breath, wondering how the story will play out. Besides being a natural storyteller, this author makes the science understandable and enjoyable, giving plenty of details and information to chew on. This is not a plot you can easily predict, and it's exciting to peel back the layers as you read. The characters are intriguing, the mystery definitely holds your attention, and the main character Burns is one you'll want to read more about. If you like thrillers with a protagonist who has a past and room to grow in future books, you'll love Something In The Water by Dean Comyn.