I started out this book thoroughly expecting to enjoy it. I enjoy suspenseful, "good" science-fiction type thrillers. And it did start off interesting, good even. However, I found myself being less and less impressed as I kept reading. The theory behind The Fold was definitely unexpected and interesting, so I give it high marks for that part. However, when it's revealed that the "creators" of "The Door" had (spoiler alert) no idea what they were doing, or what they created, it just feels like it goes downhill fast.
After "over a year" of it "working fine", the mouth of the Door randomly starts to expand once the true nature of it is revealed. From there, things get weirder and weirder. A "creature" comes through the Door, but they manage to kill it...then it disintegrates. Then the completely one-dimensional character of Sasha emerges: a character that just sits in the corner and says "oh, f___" probably a hundred times or more in the last few chapters...and is "multiplied" into 2 Sasha's. Then, a crew of Marines comes in to help with the impending Creatures, and promptly all die, while the genius Mike and the scientists mostly manage to survive. Then, it turns out they were wrong, and the Creatures aren't really the thing to be feared...it's some sort of giant "Alpha Predator". They somehow manage to take care of it, and get out alive (albeit Sasha x2).
Somehow, the fire department and ambulance crew shows up, and take Arthur away, but let the others stay. Then, "two people in dark suits, a man and a woman" arrive, apparently knowing exactly what had happened and why. They check out the area, thank Mike for "saving the world" and then leave. It just seems like a bizarre way to end the book.
I was also unhappy with the inappropriate scene between Jamie and Mike. That, combined with massive overuse of the f bomb, lead me to my final conclusion: I would not recommend this book at all.
I was sent this book from the Blogging For Books program in exchange for an honest review.