Blurb from goodreads.com, please scroll down for my review.
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…
With surprising twists and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another intense read.
This is an intriguing book , but I did find there was a lot of emphasis on the main character being drunk a lot, feeling ill, self pity, focus on herself, it was a little over the top.
Is Lo going to solve a murder mystery? I enjoyed the writing, the author made Lo´s mind come alive with her thoughts. But is Lo being paranoid with what she heard and saw? There are some darker moments as the book moves along and she discovers the truth.
There are some parts in the book which are a little long winded. The end is well explained.
About the Author
Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer. She is married with two small children, and In a Dark, Dark Wood is her début thriller.
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