Thrilling ... Kraus...brings the rigor of a scientist and the sensibility of a poet to his descriptions of the undersea world ... The technical descriptions of the undersea world, and the physicality of Jay’s predicament, drowned out my squeamishness. I was absolutely gripped, unsure to the very end whether Jay would prevail.
A moving character study disguised as a riveting, cinematic survival thriller ... It is Jay’s constant growth throughout the story that makes this novel shine, allowing its beauty to emerge and leave its mark on all who encounter it.
Jay’s plight is viscerally intense and claustrophobic, even as he grapples with real and raw emotions that stem from remorse and a need for reconciliation ... This hard sci-fi thriller is full of cinematic and wild suspense and would be great for fans of Andy Weir, although the tone is far more austere.