Borealis by Ronald Malfi

Title: Bore­alis
(Ama­zon, Goodreads)
Author: Ronald Malfi
(Ama­zon, Goodreads, Web­site)
Series: None
Pub­lisher: Samhain Pub­lish­ing, Ltd.
Genre: Fic­tion, Mys­tery, Thriller
For­mat: eBook
Source: Ama­zon
On a rou­tine crab­bing expe­di­tion in the Bering Sea, Char­lie Mears and the rest of the men aboard the trawler “Bore­alis” dis­cover some­thing unbe­liev­able: a young woman run­ning naked along the ridge of a pass­ing ice­berg. The men res­cue her and bring her aboard the boat. But they will soon learn her hor­ri­ble secret. By the time they find out why she was alone on the ice and what she truly is the night­mare will have begun, as one by one she infects them with an evil that brings about unimag­in­able terrors
There is one rea­son I am always impressed with Malfi’s books: one chap­ter and I’m hooked.  It doesn’t even need to be very long, his writ­ing draws you in until you can’t put the book down.  Bore­alis is no dif­fer­ent from his other books, three pages in and I was hooked.
Unlike his other books, I didn’t think there was as much char­ac­ter devel­op­ment in this story, but while the char­ac­ters were a lit­tle flat, it didn’t detract greatly from the over­all story.   The mys­tery behind the woman found on the ice is some­what vague and while that adds to the mys­tery, it doesn’t quite explain every­thing, leav­ing the reader to won­der and imag­ine his own connections.
While the book was engag­ing and inter­est­ing, it wasn’t one of Malfi’s bests.  This in no way deters me from read­ing his other books, but I feel this would be bet­ter passed up by most read­ers unless you are already a fan of Malfi’s work inter­ested in read­ing a good story if not a great one.
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