BOOK REVIEW: One of us will be dead by morning

BOOK REVIEW: One of us will be dead by morning

16 May, 2018

Title: One of us will be dead by morning  Author: David Moody Publisher:  St Martin’s Press, Published: Out now   The horror of the corporate away day is cranked up to 11 in David Moody’s latest novel One of us will be dead by morning. I’ve experienced these team bonding exercises and believe me, they aren’t fun. Which is a tad ironic as reading this instalment in Moody’s Hater series is indeed a lot of fun. The fewer left alive, the higher the stakes. Kill the others, before one of them kills you. Fourteen people are trapped on Skek, a barren island in the middle of the North Sea somewhere between the coasts of the UK and Denmark. Over the years this place has served many purposes—a fishing settlement, a military outpost, a scientific base—but one by one its inhabitants have abandoned its inhospitable shores. Today it’s home to Hazleton Adventure Experiences, an extreme sports company specializing in corporate team building events. Someone thought it would be a good idea to have a team building event on a remote island. Bad enough. Shame, then, that the week away for the book’s protagonists comes to an end a little too late to avoid the world going to hell in a handbasket. It begins fairly familiarly. The small team of business-types are coming to the end of their collective tethers. Rivalries are bubbling up and personalities clash like the waves crashing on the remote cliffs. Everyone wants to go home back to their loved ones (family members, business meetings). A tragedy strikes that flairs tensions and elicits blame. When the ride home is late, everything starts to fall apart. The islands inhabitants, the adventure team, show levels of professionalism but the strain is beginning to show. When the boat that was meant to collect them is found, wrecked – the next lot of adventurers (schoolchildren, mostly) are discovered to have been brutally slaughtered, those left on the island must start to accept that they must start thinking about survival. What Moody’s novel does particularly well is the balance between the personal, relatable details of the story’s protagonists, and the horror inflicted by the Haters. There is no...

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