Devour by L.A. Larkin

Review published on March 19, 2017.

Olivia Wolfe is an investigative journalist who works on difficult subjects and this book takes readers on a roller-coaster ride from Afghanistan to Antarctica via London and America while she looks into the complex world of scientific research and the lies and deceptions that abound. There is also a secondary storyline that weaves itself underneath the main one … does Olivia have a stalker?

I loved the twists and turns in this book as Olivia takes on the task of reporting about a man who dies while drilling through sheet ice to reach an unfrozen lake. Sabotage is suspected as there is a race on between the British and the Russians to reach that dark water and see if there is life 3 kms down. Olivia’s training in martial arts and her strong streak of self preservation come in handy on several occasions when she has to disarm someone and even fight for her life.

Olivia journeys from her home in London to America as she tries to uncover who is behind the dreadful events that could change the world for ever. The secondary story helps with all the twists and turns the story takes and shows how a stalker’s mind works. Although I admit I had worked out who the stalker was early on in the book, it did not spoil my enjoyment of this story. L.A. Larkin has paced this book well and the story flows with ease while still being a great read.

Sue Dawson 5/5

Devour by L.A. Larkin
Constable 9781472124821 pbk Jan 2017

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