Author: Ruth Ware
Genre: Mystery, Standalone
Personal Rating: 3.5/5 (good)
Format/Narrator: Audiobook/Imogen Church
Yearly Count: 3
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.
After I suspended disbelief, I enjoyed this mystery. In general, it actually started out pretty good for me, then it got a little far-fetched. I was curious enough to know what really was going on and am glad I did. It wasn't anything special, but a decent audioread.
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My thanks go to Gallery/Scout Press and NetGalley for providing me with the eGalley.