Manhattan is twenty-one stories under water and cut off from the rest of the United States as the ocean levels keep rising. Simone Pierce is one of the best investigators and conveniently she is born and raised in the big city, which makes it easier to attract a client who is interested in buildings. As she guides deCosta through the city, her latest case has an unexpected turn. Her target is murdered and Simone soon reveals old secrets that somehow seem unreal. They are valiable and Simone isn’t the only one looking for them.
I really liked the plot of this book from the start, only because it felt original, it’s nothing like I’ve read before, the plot doesn’t focus only on one case, but two that are linked in someway, which makes it more interesting. When I read the symmary, I was really fascinated by the world building and even though there isn’t any mention of how everything got there, it seems like it’s not important at all. We are talking about a crime set in a post-apocalyptic New York!
As for the writing, if you are love details and descriptions, you’ll definetely appreciate this book. Personally, I am not too excited with the writing, I mean I loved it in the beginning and I really enjoyed the long paragraphs, but I got tired in the middle, because of the slow pacing. I think that the author’s writing style is really good, but there are so many uneccessary details that distract you from enjoying the plot. For example, the author tell us the background of every character, but in the end I realized that you don’t know the main characters as deeply as you should.
If you are a fan of science fiction and crime, then I guess this book is for you! It was fun to read and it only took me a day to finish.