This reminded my of an Agatha Christie murder mystery: a “predictable set of charismatic characters in a closed environment” style whodunit.
..Show More »I loved the two main characters and their relationship; I really got into it and rooted for them, in fact at times I cared more about them than I did for the mystery. I want a sequel surrounded on their lives!
I was impressed with the author’s description of life aboard the Lusitania; I want to read a non-fiction book about it now.
I read it all in one shot on a flight; it was a great diversion since my media-screen wasn’t working and I could not watch any movies!
Enjoyed the mystery and intrigue in the story and even the history mixed in. However, near the end there was a section or two with lots of historical ..Show More »details that bogged down the story aspect. History buffs would love it and I do feel it's important to the telling of Pearl Harbor, but I'm just not one to want to sit and read a history book. The narrator did well differentiating the characters. On the whole, I enjoyed his telling of the tale.
Collins creates an atmosphere of class and sophistication you would have expected to experience on the Titanic, and a good storyline to match. The on..Show More »ly thing I can really criticize is using real people's names instead of making fictional characters to interact with the Titanic passengers. I have also seen other reviews of this book voice the same concern. Overall a great story!