I read The Compound over just a couple hours yesterday afternoon. As in…I started and then- the next thing I knew- I was done. I could not put it down. I couldn’t get over how intrigued I was…yet also, how insanely creeped out I was.
Eli’s father convinced his family that they were going to stay in an underground compound to stay safe during a nuclear attack. He took the family and left out the children’s grandmother and Eli’s twin brother Eddy. Little-by-little the family realizes that there never was an attack and that Eli’s father and been building lie-upon-lie for his family. When they try to escape, he already has another plan.
The Compound is just one of those books that, while it is a quick read, sticks around. I found myself thinking ahead and considering different outcomes. I already have the second book, The FallOut, and am anxious to start it and learn what becomes of Eli and his family when they rejoin the real-world. I’m going to say that is not a spoiler because I didn’t share any details between now and then.
All in all, I recommend The Compound who wants a quick, thrilling read to escape the everyday!