Laura, a travel writer, is invited on a small cruise and sees a woman's body go overboard. But there are no passengers unaccounted for so no one believes her. She is determined to solve the mystery. Very well written with lots of plot twists and turns. Good suspense. I couldn't figure it out which is a good thing.
Well, one doesn't have to like the main character to enjoy a book!
Lo Blacklock was pathetic, she loved Judah but wouldn't commit, she had an anxiety disorder being treated with pills, she was claustrophobic, her head always hurt and she was an alcoholic. What a mess!
However, the book was riveting from beginning to end and I finished in two sittings since I had to make dinner!
If you like thrillers, you will enjoy this one.
Blah! This is one of the most boring books I have tried to read. I gave up and skimmed to the back to see the ending and still couldn't tell you how it ended. There are soooo many people on the boat - who are they, and why, and who cares?! I didn't even care about Lo and she's the main character (and an idiot - let me rephrase - a drunken, indecisive, weak, scatter-brained, idiot) I have another of Ruth Ware's books but I'm leery to give it a try...
If you liked The Girl on the Train, you'll like this book. Unfortunately I didn't like either book. But just move the main character from a train to a ship and VOILA!!
The good: the actual mystery was interesting but I figured it out in the first third of the book. I only kept reading to see if I was right. I was. The pacing is good and the actual writing is the only thing that saved this book from TT (Total Tediousness)
The bad: I want to be able to either root FOR or root AGAINST someone in the book. Mostly I didn't care about anyone. The bad guys were vaguely drawn. And the good guys... well who WERE the good guys? Certainly not the drunken pill popping protagonist. She can be summed up in 3 words. Dunk and Drunkerer. Oh and add whiny and rude to the list. I kept asking, right to the last page, What in HECK does her boyfriend see in her? I was almost hoping she'd be thrown overboard so the book would just END.