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Review: The Compound

The Compound - S.A. Bodeen

Gearing up for a different read, I pick up this book because the synopsis intrigued me. Being trapped in a compound for years captures me. I want to know what happen down there and most of all, I want to know how it all started.


Plot: This story is really well written in dialogue and back round history. Learning how they got down there in the first place, really puts the reader in the characters shoes. How they live, eat and the things they do to keep themselves busy makes me wonder what is going on topside. Each chapter brings forth new details in which you can’t help but follow. It’s like a trail of bread crumbs leading up to some truth that you never see coming.


Family: One thing this story does focus on is on family. It’s all about trusting the father and being loyal to each other. But when things come to question, where does your loyalty lye then? What do you do? Do you trust your father or do you investigate? Well, this is where things get very tricky. I like that these questions posed for some great action and some heart-pounding sneaking around.


 Ending: Over the course of the story, parts are revealed that help the reader piece together the story beautifully. Once the reader learned the truth, it raised the hair on the back of my neck. Not only what this father did was brilliant but it was down right freaky!

After concluding the story, I want to continue it. I think the ending gives the story another base to jump onto. There are still many unanswered questions and I’m hoping that the second book will give more answers. Nicely written and intriguing, The Compound is an excellent unfolding tale.

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