Top critical review
Quick read with interesting creatures, but too many issues
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2020
I'm a big fan of what I call Creature Features, and I like this writer. This book was a nice, quick, easy read. The characters were developed enough that I liked them. I enjoyed the ghillie suit aspect of the story, that was unique, and the story was fun and never boring, but there were too many distracting issues.
The method for discovering what the creatures were up to was stolen straight from the movie Independence Day. A writer this good should have been able to come up with something better.
Two characters were killed, and their deaths were stupid and illogical. One of the scientists, despite knowing the horrific violence the creatures were capable of, knowing what their plans were, etc. still thought she could reason with them, even when she and the creatures were attacking them and trying to kill everyone. Early in the book a major character, miles away from the lake, was killed by one of the creatures, it didn't make sense that the creature would that far from the lake and be at just the right spot at the exact right time to kill him.
There didn't seem to be much logic for why the creatures attacked/killed the people they did. I especially wondered why the assassin was attacked and killed, I was glad he was, but still why him? There wasn't a logical reason presented. I also agree with another reviewer about the dumb science used. Too many unanswered questions and lapses in logic is why I can only give this book 2 stars, those illogical deaths annoyed me a lot. I've read other things by this writer, and loved them, but not this, it's not a "to be read again in the future" book.