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Pressure by Betsy Reavley #Review #Thriller #Murder #Mystery

Title: Pressure by Betsy Reavley

Author: Betsy Reavley

Publisher: Bloodhound Books

Pages: 220

Published: May 4th, 2018

Rating: 3.5/5

What can you do when trapped in a submarine that has sunk? Well, if that’s not bad enough, imagine if then someone is murdered . . . and they’re only the first victim . . .

I struggled to get into this story to start with but it is worth persevering with as it gets much better. Interspersed throughout the story are narrations from an unknown child, giving added mystery to the story. Is the child, now grown up, actually on the submarine? You also get to hear from the other people trapped and each has their own potential motive to be the killer, but who is it really? Are the others better to stay together – in which case they’ll be staying with the murderer? Or would they be better to split up? There’s plenty of angst, turmoil and murder in this thrilling read. Many of the characters are people you really don’t want to meet but their stories are still enthralling and the pace really keeps you on the edge of your seat. The pressure really is on as the survivors strive to remain alive against an unidentified murderer who seem out to kill most of them. Can they live to be rescued – or will they be killed by the killer or being trapped in the submarine?

If you enjoy dark thrillers with an inescapable killer on the loose in a somewhat claustrophobic situation you’ll probably love this!

I requested and was given a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.


When the submarine departed, none of the ten people on board knew it would turn into a nightmare.

Trapped on the sunken vessel and unable to escape, one of them is discovered dead. The tension escalates as the survivors realise there is a murderer among them, who is preparing to strike again and again…

With mounting desperation, people begin to turn on each other. While they struggle to identify who is responsible, each must contend with their own past and the secrets they are hiding.

But who is who?  And which of them will be next to die?

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4 comments on “Pressure by Betsy Reavley #Review #Thriller #Murder #Mystery

  1. Carrie
    May 25, 2018

    Looks and sounds completely creepy, too bad it was a slow starter but glad it picked up. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • bicted
      May 25, 2018

      It definitely picked up and was very creepy! Thanks for commenting, Carrie.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. carhicks
    May 26, 2018

    Talk about a locked room mystery, oh my. Great review, but I am not sure if this is my cup of tea or not.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bicted
      May 26, 2018

      Thanks Carla. I suspect this is not one you’d love . . . plenty of intrigue, misdirection but definitely not a cosy mystery! If you get to read it, you’ll have to let me know what you think of it!

      Liked by 1 person

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