This was a good read. It's a survival thriller with a strong mystery element. As the story unfolds we learn who is really on the flight and learn that almost all players on the global stage have reasons for bringing the plane down. Well paced and the reveals kept coming. What made the story powerful was the dad's struggle to keep his 5 year old daughter alive in an environment that is extremely hostile to human life.
Here is a book that I read every moment I could spare - I simply couldn’t put it down. A fascinating look at the behaviours of survivors of a polar plane crash, and the mind gripping mystery behind the crash. I have several this author’s books and am always looking forward to the next one.
Not since David Graham published 'Down to a Sunlit Sea' many years ago now, has any book held me transfixed to such a point that I simply could not put the book down. It is riveting, exciting in fact everything any book could hope to give its readers. A great and thoughtful book. Never to be forgotten.
I absolutely loved this book! Matthew's writing style instantly pulled me in and kept me strapped in for the entire ride of the story. I would have devoured the book in one sitting except silly me began the book right before bedtime, but believe me, if it wasn't for those pesky eyes closing I wouldn't have put the book down at all.
I was fascinated by the survival aspect of this book. Despite the fact that summer is only just winding down for me, Matthew still managed to make me feel chilled to the bone with his spot-on depiction of intense cold and frostbite. That's not a situation I would want to be in, although if I ever am, I feel at least somewhat prepared after reading this book.
My favourite part of 'Polar Vortex' was the amazing relationship between Mitch and his daughter Lilly. I find parent/child relationships aren't part of most stories unless it's a major part of the storyline, but Matthew has highlighted the father/daughter relationship even though it really had no bearing on the storyline. I loved seeing how his feelings and parental responsibilities impacted all of Mitch's decisions in the book.
This was my first Matthew Mather novel; welcome to my list of 'most favourite authors' Matthew! If you're thinking of reading this book, stop reading this review and go read it now, you won't be disappointed. Now I'm off to devour more books by Mr. Mather.
Calling this book a "page turner" does not do it justice. There are numerous twists and turns. Action and also heart felt moments. As with all of Matthew Mather's books that I have read you will, as I did, enjoy it from start to finish.