It’s interesting that the quote on the front of the book mentions Lost, because I felt that this book suffered from the same problems: it started out great, then couldn’t figure out what to do with the premise. The less you know about this book going in, the better.
Nate has a low-paying data entry job and moves into a new apartment. It seems too good to be true. The rent is super cheap, and it even includes utilities. There are just a lot of…oddities. Like bright-green cockroaches. With extra legs. Locked doors that seem to lead to nowhere. General weirdness.
Overall, I liked this book, but I felt that the ending was kind of….nutso. Also, even though the characters all were very vivid and had a lot of backstory, there were too damn many of them. I couldn’t care less about Nate’s crappy temp job, and it did virtually nothing to contribute to the story. However, the mystery of the building was intriguing and I found myself searching for opportunities to listen to this book. I would recommend it to anyone who likes their sci-fi with a dash of horror.
Oh, by the way…
Third time was a charm.