In this tightly wound story, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…
twists and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it
is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another intense read. @goodreads
I just knew I was going to love this book because I love the cover. I
know, that almost never happens =) Then I thought this was just going to
be a lets all get drunk at all times and then say stupid things and
yell at boyfriend and get drunk some more and see a body on a ship, the
end, goodbye. Well, it was kinda like that. What is it with everyone
having to be drunk all of the time in these books?
I first started the book last night, I couldn't put it down. I wanted
to get to the ship and see what was going on. Then once we were on
there, I wanted to keep going but sleep took me away.
beginning of the story was bleh for me because I just wanted to get to
the boat and I didn't see any reason for that beginning. Then when
you're on the boat and the beginning is used against the main character,
Lo Blacklock, I began to understand.
Lo is a travel journalist
and is finally getting to go on a trip because her boss is preggers.
Unfortunately for her, she sees a body get thrown off the boat, no one
believes her, she has no proof and when she does get proof, it gets
removed. She wonders if she's crazy or what.
I just wanted to
get to the end to see what in the world was going on and who did what,
when and how. I certainly didn't think it was actually what happened.
Then throughout the book there were reports of Lo Blacklock's death and
they found a body and I was like, "What?"
It's all crazy train,
er, crazy boat, but I did enjoy it. Unfortunately, I didn't love it near
enough to buy the book with the awesome cover. Or did I?