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Author: Ruth Ware
Amazon Synopsis: “In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, 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. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. 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 dark and terrifying 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…”
Review: This book you guys. This book was so much fun. My coworker gave me this to bring with me to England and I am so happy she did! I don’t normally read stories that are somewhat contemporary and the genre of mystery but she said I wouldn’t be able to put it down. She was right, I basically finished this entire story on the plane ride back. I was so intrigued by the story — whenever I thought I understood the plot it would change. And the ending left me thinking a little bit of Girl With A Dragon Tattoo and wanting more. Lo is such a lovable character, she has her faults and demons but she’s trying so hard to work through them at the same time that she’s trying to advance her career and solve a mystery. This is the perfect summer read on the beach.
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars