- Author Tess Gerritsen
I’ve shied away from Tess Gerritsen books to date after finding one of them just a bit too graphic for my tastes at the time. However, I was curious to read the book that was tied up in controversy with the film of the same name, and also with the film Life.
It’s certainly a lot closer to Life than it is to the film Gravity, but the idea of a sole survivor in space is key to all of them. I actually enjoyed this book, despite really disliking Life. The book manages to build the tension, drama and horror of the situation as it grows and gets worse, and although there’s a lot of gore in there, on the page it’s more manageable than on the screen.
There’s a few twists and turns along the way, and a few moments where you’re like ‘how is this relevant?’ and then of course it all adds up at the end. Highly recommend reading the book regardless of where you stand on the controversy.