Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
A lovecraftian tale that tells the story of a mysterious and deadly fog. There are two main timelines used, the first is present day through Frank who is a workman in charge of a small group of men plowing their small towns roads during a snowstorm. Frank has a run in with the fog during his first outing of the evening and it all goes downhill from there. The other timeline dates back to the 1950s where scientist Muir and his unwilling assistant Duncan start the experiments that prove to have fatal and far reaching consequences.
This was for the most part an engaging, fast paced read. I really enjoyed the multiple timelines and how Meikle weaved in other fog related stories to strengthen the mythology. Other encounters with the fog help to keep the story interesting and ensure the brisk pacing is maintained, it also serves to show the reader that the fog was perhaps not just a phenomenon caused by the experiments.
Whilst I enjoyed the main characters of Muir, Duncan and Frank I didn't really feel that I got to know that well, the focus on action seemed to come at the expense of better characterisation. There wasn't enough for me to really get behind them and feel invested in what their outcomes were.
The last part of the novel was certainly gripping and it was easy to breeze through the last 50 pages and whilst the ending was decent enough I felt it was too open ended with the present day storyline.
A pretty decent read from Meikle but one that falls short of 'Tormentor' or the excellent 'The Exiled'.