Bottled Abyss is one of those books that I rarely seem to find; it is both an easy and entertaining read as well as one that has lots of substance to it. Ethridge sets the scene with a blending of Greek mythology and the American desert, where a family that has suffered horrible tragedy reawakens something ancient and forgotten. This reawakening brings with it a chance to heal and renew, but at a very steep price.
What I enjoyed most about this book was the use of mythology that isn't often used in contemporary literature. I haven't seen much of anything to do with the Greek goddess Nyx, but Ethridge uses the myths surrounding her to create a really interesting backdrop to a story that is all about revenge and judgement. The story starts out in a way that may seem like familiar territory, but by the end Ethridge has taken the reader on a page turning ride with lots of twists and turns you won't see coming. This was a great read and I highly recommend it.
I give it five cocktails.