Book Review: Holes in the Ground by J.A. Konrath and Iain Rob Wright

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Book Review: Holes in the Ground by J.A. Konrath and Iain Rob WrightHoles in the Ground by J.A. Konrath, Iain Rob Wright
on June 30th 2014
Genres: Horror, Fiction, Paranormal
Pages: 302
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Buy on: Amazon


Linguist Andy Dennison-Jones knows this all too well. He and his veterinarian wife, Sun, have been chased by them before, and barely escaped from a secret underground government facility with their lives.

Now they once again find themselves trapped alongside a collection of creatures straight out of hell. Fighting with them is an unlikely group of misfits, including a misplaced British kid, a former spec-ops soldiers, and a strange Irishman who might be the oldest living thing on earth--if he's even alive at all.

Filled with the kind of slam-bang action, wicked scares, and sly humor that have earned J.A. Konrath and Iain Rob Wright millions of fans, HOLES IN THE GROUND is both a collaboration and a continuation of both authors' previous work (ORIGIN by Konrath and FINAL WINTER by Wright) but also serves as a perfect introduction to their universes.

The devil you know is just as bad as the devil you don't...

HOLES IN THE GROUND by J.A. Konrath and Iain Rob Wright
Some secrets have teeth.

Authors J.A. Konrath and Iain Rob Wright come together to create Holes in the Ground. This thriller serves as a sequel to Konrath’s Origin, but also features characters from Wright’s Final Winter. Linguist Andy Dennison and veterinarian Sunshine Jones are now married, but before they get the opportunity to enjoy their honeymoon, they find themselves being brought in to work in yet another secret underground government facility. Except this time around, the government is housing more than just Bub.

I loved how easily Jerry and Lucas from Wright’s Final Winter fit into Konrath’s story. They join Andy and Sun at the secret facility, where they are asked to consult on one of Bub’s Batlings, as well as Lucas. While the facility was stocked with a handful of quirky personnel in Origin, this time around the facility is being run by a secret society backed by the Catholic Church, Deus Manus, who seem much more prepared for the monsters they’re in charge of investigating. This made me like the secondary characters more, as they seemed more like a realistic representation of who I think would be in charge of a secret government facility.

One thing I really enjoyed about this book was that it was less gross than Origin, and a lot more humorous. This made the book less frightening, but a lot more fun to read. Andy and Sun are a cute couple, and it was great reading about them battling Bub and his minions once again. I also really liked the new character Nessie, and hope to see her again in the future. From how this story ended that may be a possibility. Overall this was a great sequel. Having Wright collaborate on the book didn’t change it from reading as one of Konrath’s novels, and only added to it by bringing Wright’s humor.

About Iain Rob Wright

Iain Rob Wright is from the English town of Redditch, where he worked for many years as a mobile telephone salesman. After publishing his debut novel, THE FINAL WINTER, in 2011 to great success, he quit his job and became a full time writer. He now has over a dozen novels, and in 2013 he co-wrote a book with bestselling author, J.A.Konrath.

The three most important things in his life are his children, his son, and his fans.

His work is currently being adapted for graphic novels, audio books, and foreign audiences. He’s an active member of the Horror Writer’s Association and a massive animal lover. Join his mailing list and receive five FREE books, as well as all the latest news and releases.

About J.A. Konrath

JA Konrath writes the occasionally amusing and often frightening Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels thrillers, available in hardcover and paperback from Hyperion and as a spoken word from Brilliance Audio. The books are a mixture of the humor of Janet Evanovich, Carl Hiaasen, Christopher Moore, but with the scares of James Patterson, Thomas Harris, Patricia Cornwell. Basically, JA rips off everybody.

He writes the blog A NEWBIES GUIDE TO PUBLISHING. Joe edited the hitman anthology THESE GUNS FOR HIRE. He writes horror novels under the name Jack Kilborn. With Ann Voss Peterson he writes the Codename: Chandler series. Also with Ann he writes laugh-out-loud erotica under the name Melinda DuChamp.


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