To be totally honest, I didn't expect much going into this book. I'd just finished watching all three seasons of Primeval and was in the mood for more so decided to give the books a try.
I was pleasantly surprised by this novel.
I had a few qualms with it, but I think that happens with everything. The relationship between Cutter and Stephen wasn't as close as I have come to believe it is/was from the series. Granted the author chose to based the novel after Helen revealing that she had slept with Stephen, so some animosity is, of course, to be expected, however it is also based after Cutter and Stephen "talked" about it, so the sometimes overly hostile nature of Cutter and Stephen in it felt rather off.
Also, there was a bit too much mourning for Claudia/pining for Jenny going on for my tastes. I prefer the shows take on the whole UST thing, where it's never really made a FOCUS on the series. I think the book would have benefited from the author taking that route instead.
There were a few other nitpicks that I had but it would be pointless to get into them as for the most part they were easily looked past.
Qualms aside, it was nice to see the team back together again after what transpired at the end of S2 and what happened in S3. It was also interesting to see them outside of the U.K.
The book brings into light the idea that the anomalies are NOT only found in the U.K. but rather all over the world. A very intriguing (and logical) idea indeed.
The characters were, for the most part, true to themselves - with, of course, the aforementioned qualms and the original characters were nicely rounded so that you actually felt something when one of them got hurt or was killed.
I'd recommend this book to anyone that enjoys Primeval and isn't looking for something that stays 100% true to the series, but nevertheless is still good for an entertaining read.