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Frostbite by Dave Jeffery

March 30, 2018 - 9:27 am No Comments

Frostbite by Dave Jeffery
Published by Severed Press on 8th June 2017
140 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Hastings, a washed up special forces was hired by Appleby a man of means. All he had to do was to rescue his son from the Himalayas after he went in search of the Yeti. Armed with his old troop, Hastings thought how hard would it be. How wrong was he.
When you are introduced to Hastings, Knowles and Vine, they are stuck in a rut. Hastings is in a dingy B&B feeling sorry for himself, Vine and Knowles are stuck in jobs going nowhere. When an “easy” mission comes their way, its a chance of them getting out. Whilst reading this story you get to know more of their past, the reasons they joined up and what made them the soldiers they became.
This starts out as typical monster hunt, but as the story progresses you know that these monsters are not from this world. The sci-fi element came as a complete surprise as I was expecting Yeti rampage. The friendship with Knowles and “Sully” made him more humanised and as you find out what happened to his family, you can understand why he was in the caves. The villains had a James Bond feel to them and whilst I had my suspicions I still not get the reason why they where there.
This book is full of action and with plot twists throughout made me want to know what was going to happen. The story is well plotted and flows smoothly, the major battle scenes were full on and even when there was a lull, you are always expecting something to happen. The style of this author’s writing makes you appreciate reading this in the warmth of your home as the descriptive scenes in the Himalayas made me feel cold.
If you like your monster stories with a difference then pick up this book