Deep Cut by Nick Sullivan
Reviewed by Sam!
**We received a finished copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. We’d like to thank Nick for the opportunity!**
Rising steeply from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, the Dutch island of Saba is a sleepy paradise, the mountainous slopes dotted with little red-and-white cottages and the seas teeming with life. But this little oasis has a less tranquil history, many of its inhabitants having descended from smugglers and pirates.
Boone Fischer and Emily Durand are eager to explore their new home, but their peaceful lives are about to be shattered, as one of history’s most powerful hurricanes begins to form—and, as if that weren’t enough, a savage evil has made its way ashore. In this sequel to the Best Seller “Deep Shadow”, Nick Sullivan brings the readers to another fascinating corner of the world and sends them into a swirl of action and adventure.
What I drank prior: Ok so I haven’t seen Parker in months so we absolutely needed to get drunk. We watched that Nat Geo mini series about Ebola and then some West Wing and I had a fuck ton of vodka.
Spoiler-free Overview: ok so this is book 2 of this series so if you haven’t read book 1, sucks to suck <— review. This book picks up about 10.8 seconds after book 1 with Boone and Emily on a new island. There’s some shady shit happening and Boob’s (Lol not boob), Boone’s spidey senses are tingling. Women keep going missing. As usual, they’re trying to live their damn lives while shit is happening and they can’t catch a break.
Spoiler-free Thoughts: I really enjoyed this. I think it had some bits that I struggled buying in to, but otherwise it was fabulous. The mystery kept me hooked the whole way.
Characters: we’ve got our main two from book 1, Boone and Emily. They’re…. in a “new relationship” if you know what I mean winky face. I feel like they’re just bangin left and right. And I love them. I also love how Emily grows in this story. Plus we also get a bunch of new side characters who are so much fun.
I do struggle, however, with the villain. I needed a little more back story there. It was tough for me to get a POV from a villain who has delusions. We get where they manifested but like, if this dude was mentally ill he prolly had multiple ins and outs of hospitals and medications and I just didn’t get what I needed to buy it. He’s a great villain but it was tough, as a reader, to make the leap.
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Plot: I mean what can I say? Sullivan always keeps us on our toes. I couldn’t put this down, I just needed to know how it ended. We know early on whoddunnit but not howdunnit. Which is different from the last book.
World Building: it’s super clear that Nick knows his islands super well. He ingratiates these details that only an islander would know and that’s awesome.
What to pair it with: Piña Coolada. Obviously. Nick says a Heineken chased with spiced rum.
Rating: 4/5 shots
Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,