Author: Charlotte Rogan
Genre: Fiction, Standalone
Personal Rating: 2.5/5 (eh)
Yearly Count: 41
The sinking of an ocean liner leaves a newly married woman battling for survival in this powerful and unforgettable debut novel.Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life.In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying her and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize is over capacity. For any to live, some must die.As the castaways battle the elements, and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met, and the new life of privilege she thought she'd found. Will she pay any price to keep it?
For a least the first half, this lifeboat rocked me to sleep, and it actually almost became a DNF. There just wasn't much emotion expressed by the main character and frankly, she was dull. Once they were in the lifeboat for quite some time, the energy of the book picked up a little speed, but it never really floated.
My thanks go to Little, Brown and Company and NetGalley for providing me with this eGalley.