Friday, 10 October 2014

Review - Zodiac Station by Tom Harper

Title: Zodiac Station
Author: Tom Harper
Pages: 400
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Release date: 19th June 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

Death waits at the world's end.
Deep inside the Arctic circle, the US Coast Guard icebreaker Terra Nova batters its way through the frozen sea. One day, a gaunt figure skis out of the fog. The crew bring him aboard and give him medical treatment for prolonged exposure, malnutrition - and a gunshot wound.

The man has escaped from ice-bound research station two hundred miles south of the pole. And the tale he tells is one of secrets, insanity and death.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Hodder & Stoughton and NetGalley*

3/5 stars

Terra Nova, a US Coast Guard icebreaker is making its way through the frozen sea of the Arctic Circle when they come across a man on skis, a man who claims to be the only survivor of a scientific research station - Zodiac Station. 
Why did Zodiac Station blow up? 
Is Anderson telling the truth? 
Are there any other survivors?

This book is essentially a whodunit set in the arctic.
We find out parts of the story from different characters which was interesting as you could try and piece together what had happened.
As someone with a scientific background I found the science intriguing.
While I wasn't gripped by the writing or plot I did want to find out what had happened.

Overall this was a unique read that I enjoyed.