Originally Published: June 30, 2016
By: Ruth Ware
Anyone weary of sea travel should steer clear of this novel, but if you like boats and love a good thriller, this one might grasp you.
Journalist Lo Blacklock is burgled in her apartment just before she gets on a small luxury cruise to cover a story. Already on edge, she is spooked when she meets a girl in the cabin next to her who is seemingly murdered that night. When the crew denies the woman’s existence, Lo has to get to the bottom of it.
Author Ruth Ware creates an interesting character with Lo, but she also alienates easily. The unreliable first-person narrator has become a common trope and you distrust this one more than others. However, the flash forwards throughout will keep your nerves high.
Final say: Ware has written better, but it’s still intriguing. ★★★☆☆