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Book Review: Torchwood: Something in the Water



Title: Torchwood: Something in the Water
Author: Trevor Baxendale
Year of Publication: 2008
Genre: Sci-Fi
Format: Book
Length: 249 pages
First Line: The late Bob Strong. That's what they called him.

Summary: Dr Bob Strong's GP surgery has been treating a lot of coughs and colds recently, far more than is normal for the time of year. Bob thinks there's something up but he can't think what. He seems to have caught it himself, whatever it is - he's starting to cough badly and there are flecks of blood in his hanky.

Saskia Harden has been found on a number of occasions submerged in ponds or canals but alive and seemingly none the worse for wear. Saskia is not on any files, except in the medical records at Dr Strong's GP practice. But Torchwood's priorities lie elsewhere: investigating ghostly appartitions in South Wales, they have found a dead body. It's old and in an advanded state of decay. And it is still able to talke.

And what is it saying it 'Water hag'...

Review: What does stagnant water, flu-like symptoms, and a Weevil dubbed Big Guy all have in common? A lot apparently. And something that sucks is that you don't see the exact connection until about 200 pages in... and this book is 249 pages long. Another thing that I didn't like is that is starts with Jack and Owen Weevil hunting, and you think this is super important to the plot. Nope. Then we switch to Gwen and Tosh who are ghost hunting. And it might have just been me, but because the main story came second, I thought it was less important and kind of blew it off. This book did not have me craving for more. It is written well, but suspense wise, I wasn't impressed. The plot is original, and the villain, Saskia, is oddly sexy. This book doesn't offer anything new about the main characters, except that Jack doesn't get sick.

Worst part: Didn't think it was very suspenseful. I didn't crave to read more.

Best part: I don't really want to give away too much about what I thought was the best part. Let's just say it deals with pregnancy.

Grade: B-

Other Books by This Author: Doctor Who: Prisoner Of The Daleks and Torchwood: The Undertaker's Gift
Tags: genre: science fiction, review, xxx author last name: a-h
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