This was meant to be the perfect trip. The northern lights. A press launch on a luxury cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blackwood to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse and to work out what she wants from her relationship.
Except things don't go as planned. Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next-door cabin. But the records show that no one ever checked in to that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.
Exhausted, emotional and increasingly desperate, Lo has to face the fact that her sleep problems might be driving her mad, or she is trapped on a boat with a murderer - and she is the sole witness....
©2016 Ruth Ware (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks
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I really enjoyed this. I found it hard to put down as I always wanted to know what happened next. It is an unusual thriller (which is a great plus in itself) that romps along with some surprising twists. I loved the final few chapters and the ending was very satisfying.
"Just. Too. Melodramatic!!"
I've never read Ruth Ware before, I didn't know what to expect, but this novel was just too melodramatic for my taste, like a 21st century Barbara Cartland!
Perhaps I'm over reacting to the character's reaction to being burgled, but it puts the story on an uncomfortable edge which borders on irritating and over the top imaginings! So I'm probably just intolerant of the whole thing or just unsympathetic. Either way, I found it very difficult to continue to care about what happens to her. So, I gave up the struggle.
Listen to the sample - the entire book seems to be like that, before you even arrive at the story! Not my cup of tea!
"far to drawn out"
quickly lost sympathy with heroine the plot moved slowly and Lo was extremely irritating character
Loved this! I struggle to find decent Audio Books and always end up returning them as they just get boring! Not this one, great story, kept me hooked until the end, it was tense and nail biting, just what I love. Imogen Church is a brilliant narrator.
I really enjoyed this book. Other reviews I've read about the book do explain that the main character is slightly melodramatic, and the feel of the story is quite tense - but I really enjoyed that about it. The story was good, and the characters well written and had some depth. Narration was excellent - would recommend!
"Another good listen from this author that I couldn't switch off."
This is the second book from Ruth Ware that I have listened to and again, I was surprised at how the slightly broken heroine somehow didn't annoy me and instead I found myself relating to her. I think this is partly due to good writing but also helped by an excellent narrator whose voice manages to relay the internal conflict of the lead character without making her sound whiny and annoying. While it isn't difficult to see where the plot is going from a reasonable way out, the author manages to keep you interested right to the end. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Twists and turns the whole way through , sinister sense of menace gives this book it's gripping story.
"Developed into a great adventure!"
Took a while to get going but worth the time to develop main character. Exciting adventure that had me wondering!
"Bloated & Tedious"
Predictable and uninspired plot, the main character is unsympathetic and irritating, and the story is unnecessarily long. The narrator did a reasonable job with poor material.
Good story. Well read.
Her voice is very easy to listen to, nice one the ear. She is well spoken and does her charecters in a believable fashion. I like her style a lot.
very addictive and didnt end up im the air nor with a sudden climax.
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