Review: The Fossil by Greig Beck

Klaus and Doris have just made the discovery of their lives – a complete Neanderthal skeleton buried in a newly opened sinkhole. But on removing it, something else tumbles free. Something that switches on, and then calls home.

Soon the owners are coming back, and nothing will stop their ruthless search for their lost prize.

Gruesome corpses begin to pile up, and Detective Ed Heisner of the Berlin Police is assigned to a case like nothing he has ever experienced before in his life. Heisner must stay one step ahead of a group of secretive Special Forces soldiers also tracking the strange device, while trying to find an unearthly group of killers that are torturing, burning, and obliterating their victims all the way across the city.

THE FOSSIL is a time jumping detective novella where humans soon find that time can be the greatest weapon of all.

The Fossil by Greig Beck. Published by Severed Press, 2019. Novella, 126 pages. Originally published in anthology SNAFU No. 1 in 2014

The Fossil is a very quick, strange little novella. The pacing is very fast. It does not take long to readd at all.

A very fun novella. I loved the plot! However, I did feel a little confused at times. Like, what exactly was the item? Who were the time travelers? Why were they time traveling in the first place? I would have loved for the story to be a little bit longer with a little bit more details / explanation. Entertaining though, even when been left with a few questions. πŸ™‚

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