Author: Lev AC Rosen
Synopsis: "When the polar ice caps melted, America's East Coast became an underwater graveyard -- except for New York City. Today, a million people make their home among the skyscrapers poking through the ocean waves. A million people who like to live by their own rules -- including Simone Pierce, one of the best private investigators in the city.
"It starts out as a routine surveillance job: cheating husband, attractive blonde. Something feels off, though, and when the husband turns up floating in the water with a hole in him, the cops like Simone for the murder. If she can just find the blonde, she'll clear her name, but instead she stumbles onto a strange network of power brokers and art collectors, all looking for a treasure that can't possibly exist. As she struggles to find the murderer, Simone is only sure of one thing: she can't trust anybody, not even herself, because the city she grew up in might have more secrets than even she knows."
Review: As frequently happens for me, it was the cover that first caught my attention; then I read the description and decided that I had to read this novel. I'm so very glad that I did. I loved Depth. This novel is the perfect mix of dystopian/ post apocalyptic fiction and mystery/noir. I liked the characters. Simone, Caroline and Danny are people I would like to meet and get to know.
The world is well developed and fascinating. Depth takes place after the polar ice caps have melted, in a New York City that is mostly underwater. People live on boats or in the above water sections of skyscrapers. A mainland United States and other countries are hinted at and vague information is given; leaving me wondering what the rest of this world is like. I hope that Rosen writes more novels set in this world, I would like to read more about the people of this NYC and learn more about the rest of Rosen's post-apocalyptic world.
Publisher: Reagan Arts
If you like this book you may want to read:
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson (read BookGirlR's review here)
The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi (BookGirlR's review coming soon)