Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Mannheim Rex by Rob Pobi *Review*

*I received a ARC (advanced reader copy) of this book for my honest review*

From the internationally bestselling novelist Rob Pobi comes Mannheim Rex, an homage to the blockbuster Jaws and the classic American novel Moby Dick.

After the sudden death of his wife, famous horror writer Gavin Corlie retreats from New York City to a secluded house on Lake Caldasac. But his new life in the country is far from idyllic, and when a thirteen-year-old wheelchair-bound boy named Finn Horn nearly drowns in the lake, Gavin discovers a startling secret: people in this peaceful lakeside community keep vanishing. Is the corrupt, drug-fuelled town sheriff to blame? Or is Finn’s account of a lake-dwelling leviathan more than a near-death hallucination?

Racing against time and Mother Nature, Gavin and Finn embark on a quest to catch a nightmare beast. It’s survival of the fittest, and it isn’t long before the pair realizes that they might be out of their depth…and that the hunters may have become the hunted.

An homage to Peter Benchley’s Jaws and the classic Moby Dick,Mannheim Rex is an unsettling thriller that switches seamlessly between heartwarming friendship and heart-stopping action.


I liked the book but I feel it is a little bit too long  and I struggled reading it a bit at first. 

I did enjoy it but it took me some time to get into it. I find it should have been shorter because some parts were just dragging on and on. 

In all, I did enjoy the book but it isn't something I would read again. 

I give this book 3 out of 5.

Mannheim Rex by Rob Pobi is now available in bookstores near you.

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