Review of The Deep by Michaelbrent Collings


Publication Date: July 20, 2015


There are places we were never meant to go...

A woman searching for a sister lost at sea. A man bent on finding lost treasure. A mother who has lost all hope. A maniac who believes all life exists for his pleasure. The man who would keep them all safe.

Together, they will all seek below the waves for treasures long buried, and riches beyond belief. But those treasures hide something. Something ancient, something dark. A creature that exists only to feed on those that would enter into its realm. A creature... of The Deep.


The crew of three aboard the small boat, the Celeste, are joined by five strangers on a diving excursion—each with their own reasons for taking the trip. It was a normal outing, with a little fishing before the dive—normal, until they pull a strangely mutilated body out of the ocean. And like a silent signal, it is the start of their troubles. A sudden strange tremor causes the entire seafloor to shift from 800 feet below the boat to the unbelievable level of only 150 feet. This tremor causes damage to the Celeste and they are forced to call for help. While waiting for the Navy to arrive, the boat's equipment detects a sunken ship. Treasure! Or is it? The divers are strangely compelled to explore the wreck—something is calling to them from The Deep.

The Deep by Michaelbrent Collings is a wonderful adventure. One of the things that drew me into this story was that some of the characters were as scary as the evil pursuing them. It kept me turning pages to see how this good vs evil vs evil would play out. What made this novel exciting was that the danger came on multiple fronts and I can honestly say I wasn’t sure which danger was more disturbing. The action happens above and below the water. Mr. Collings does a beautiful job making the diving technics interesting. They are so well blended that they become an intriguing part of the story, not just boring facts and procedures that some authors have to force feed you to work them in. Both divers and non-divers would enjoy this story and of course all fans of horror.

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars.

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