This book was a thriller to the very end and one that I recommend you add to your reading list!
Our main character is Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine and has just been handed down the assignment of spending one week on a super intimate (we’re talking only a few more than 10 guests) luxury cruise. At first, everything seems to be off to a great start as the ship boasts posh accommodations, dazzling dinners and a who’s who of guests, but once night strikes, while alone in her cabin, Lo witnesses a woman being thrown overboard. The problem is that no passengers are missing from the ship and the head of security doesn’t believe her story. Lo is confident she didn’t imagine what happened, so it’s up to her to prove her story true as the ship keeps moving on like nothing ever happened.
This was a quick, but intense read. I enjoyed the unexpected twists and the end was satisfying for me (though it may not be for some). I’m not a fan of too many characters being introduced at once which is what happened once Lo boarded the ship. At times, I got many of them confused and had to go back to remember who each person was.
As you know, I generally read at night right before bed, and there were a few times during this book, where I wish that wasn’t the case because I was legitimately nervous and a bit scared once I put my book down to try to get a good night’s rest. Our lead character, Lo, reminded me a bit of the the lead character from The Girl on the Train because she was a bit of a mess and you didn’t know if what she was remembering was actually real because of it. I thought this book was cleverly written and sprinkled with unexpected twists that I didn’t see coming. If you were a fan of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, I think you will enjoy this book by Ruth Ware as much as I did.
If you’d like to read about the other books I’ve read this year as part of my reading challenge, you can find my reviews here:
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Most Talkative by Andy Cohen
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
First Comes Love by Emily Giffin
The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan
Stars over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
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