SINKHOLE: A Contemporary Jules Verne [Kindle Edition]
-Disaster strikes a small town in England as the earth gives way to 100feet shafts, burying the people alive-
In the town of Saxonville in South West England, precious lives are lost when a number of sinkholes open up, taking with them a house, a church, a shop, a children’s park, and all the people in them. As the town mourn the loss of their loved ones from the earth’s gaping wounds, the relatives remain unaware that some have survived, after an underground lagoon had cushioned their fall.
Below ground, the survivors drag each other from the water to find themselves in a spectacular cavern with no way out. Desperate to get dry from the perishing cold, they must find a way to make a fire, to keep warm until they are rescued.
In Saxonville, the army is unable to form a rescue team, fearing potential cave-ins. Assuming the people underground are dead, the wheels are set in motion to fill in the holes, so that they can rebuild the town and carry on.
Far below the surface, as their new world is sealed from above, a story of friendship and fortitude begins, as the survivors desperately attempt to find heat, light, food and essential medical supplies. Using their wits and their natural instincts for survival, they recycle the resources that fall through the sinkholes with them; a tree, a bed, a pharmacy and a blue Mondeo.