The Hidden Village Book Review

hidden village book reviewThe Hidden Village

Greg Krehbiel

ASIN: B00A3CJ8R6

Science Fiction

October 2012

120 Pages

About the Book:

From Amazon:

Geof Franklin gets the late-night phone call every parent dreads and discovers that his son has been missing for weeks. As he relentlessly searches for his only son, he gets pulled into the orbit of a cult-like sub-culture of clans that live by their own rules and think nothing of killing anyone who stands in their way. To have any hope of reaching his son he has to keep digging, but he’s digging himself into more and more trouble — with the mysterious clans, and with the law.

This exciting sci-fi adventure story is set in and around Washington, D.C.

My Review:

The Hidden Village (The World Next Door) is nearly perfect.  I was captivated by the story and read it quickly, trying to find out if Geof’s son had been drawn into a cult or something more insidious.  I enjoyed the Dungeons & Dragons in the real world premise of the story.

What keeps me from giving this story a five star review is the ending.  I was reading along, thoroughly enjoying and completely absorbed in the story, when, suddenly, I was smacked in the face with the ending.  It was like running into a brick wall (not that I have, but you know what I mean).  The worst part was that the author felt the need to write a few quick paragraphs to answer all the unanswered questions.  It was just not enough to undo the damage.  I would much rather have the book be a little longer and go into more detail with the ending.

I give The Hidden Village four out of five creepy symbols.  It was an engaging read, with a disappointing ending. I can only help there is a sequel in the works that will help to flesh out the ending of the first book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

3 Replies to “The Hidden Village Book Review”

  1. Teressa, I just read your review of The Hidden Village, and I very much appreciate your comments. You’re right that it ends rather suddenly. The sequel — The Underground Escape — is available today (02/03) as a free download for Kindle.

    FYI — I’m going to combine The Hidden Village and The Underground Escape into a single paperback edition.

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