Inside cover blurb:
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…
LOVED THIS BOOK!! There are just enough misdirects and dropped hints to make you second guess yourself time and again. I don’t like predictability in mysteries and this one leaves you hanging with unanswered questions right to the very end. It’s also unexpectedly very feminist and thought provoking in terms of social issues (eg. mental illness) which was a welcome treat.
Plus: Basically everything? Too hard to choose!
Minus: Things kind of drag a little during a particular scene toward the end of the book- but I don’t want to give anything away so that’s all I’m saying!
If you like this book, try:
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware