Top critical review
on 11 December 2017
Liked the premise and wanted to enjoy this but it was way too long, too verbose, and also had some bad grammar (bit shocking for a PanMacmillan editorial dept)... However, the main reason I didn't enjoy slogging to the end was that it wasn't scary. So incredible it was more like science fiction - Aliens or something... so not my scene. I really thought the cult was going to throw up some interesting demonic practices. Also, the Max character was not in the least bit believable, and the end was a speed read for me as I just lost all interest. I might try one more of his.... to see if it was just this one I didn't get on with. Plus side - a few nice turns of phrase!