Bunker Diary

(3 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Penguin

Linus wakes up in a cold, dark, underground bunker with no recollection of how he got there.

The last thing he remembers is helping a blind man get his case into the back of a van. The only way in and out of the bunker is a lift, controlled by whoever has captured him. Linus’ theory that he has been kidnapped for ransom is soon dismissed as the lift delivers five more prisoners, from completely different walks of life, with absolutely nothing in common. Pushed to the limits of human endurance with constant physical and mental torture, how long will the six survive being the playthings of their captor?

This is the sort of book that demands to be read in one sitting, only to haunt you for days after finishing it. With believable, although not always likable, characters, Brooks makes us share the terror, confusion and claustrophobia they experience, and feel emotionally invested in their survival. But be warned: with frequent swearing, and scenes of violence, torture and death, this is not a book for the faint-hearted.

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