The Facility

The Facility

Book - 2012
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"Who are you? Are you the police? This isn't legal, you know. You can't hold me like this."

In a near-future dystopian Britain, democracy has been undermined. Emboldened by new anti-terrorism laws, police start to "disappear" people from the streets for unspecified crimes. But when unassuming dentist Arthur Priestley is snatched and held prisoner at a top-secret facility, his estranged wife, Julia, and a brave but naive journalist named Tom Clarke embark on a harrowing quest for the truth. Following a trail that leads to the very top of government, they soon find themselves fighting for their lives. Well-crafted, fast-paced, and totally compelling, The Facility is a brilliant thriller that resonates eerily with the timbre of our times.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2012, c2011.
ISBN: 9780143120681
Characteristics: 339 p. ; 20 cm.


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Sep 07, 2018

This review is actually for the Simon Lelic book THE HOUSE. Since THE HOUSE is not available on this website, I am using this other Lelic title as a placeholder in my completed shelf.

Review: The story within the pages is not the story advertised on the bookjacket. I was imagining a story similar to THE APARTMENT by S.L. Grey, but this is not that. In the end, there was a twist that I was not expecting, but the book overall was rather bland in comparison to what it wants you to think it is. The synopsis would have you believe it is a creepy story centered on a haunted or mysterious house, but in the end the story is not haunting or mysterious and it's not even about a house. Completed 7/9/18.


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