THE SUNDAY TIMES & NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From the bestselling author of Richard and Judy pick In A Dark, Dark Wood comes Ruth Ware's new compulsive page-turner.
'Agatha Christie meets The Girl on the Train
This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship.
A chance for travel journalist Lo Blacklock to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse.
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 into that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat.
Exhausted and emotional, Lo has to face the fact that she may have made a mistake – either that, or she is now trapped on a boat with a murderer...
'Agatha Christie meets The Girl on the Train in this stupendously good read… Scary and unsettling, it’s' edge-of-your-seat stuff' The Sun
'A rollicking page-turner that reads like Agatha Christie got together with Paula Hawkins to crowdsource a really fun thriller'Stylist
'A tense, moody drama set on a press trip that goes horribly wrong… Ware has produced a fantastic variation on the woman-in-peril theme, with a plucky protagonist and a brilliantly claustrophobic setting'Sunday Times
After haven been burglarized, travel journalist Laura is happy to board a luxury cruiser to Norway. The small ship can host only a very limited number of guest who immediately get to know each other. Woken in her first night by screams, Laura rashes to her balcony where she... After haven been burglarized, travel journalist Laura is happy to board a luxury cruiser to Norway. The small ship can host only a very limited number of guest who immediately get to know each other. Woken in her first night by screams, Laura rashes to her balcony where she believes to have been witness to an atrocious crime: a body has been thrown over the railing. Nobody wants to believe her because the cabin next to hers is meant to be empty. She is sure to have met a young woman early in the afternoon. Laura follows the signs of this unknown passenger and soon finds herself in real danger. When she ignores all warnings, she suddenly finds herself locked up in dark room. This thriller plays on the readers’ nerves. Starting with a scene in which the protagonist has to face an intruder in her apartment, you can imagine that her nerves are on edge. This makes it difficult to say if you believe her and her perception. Added to this her proneness to too much alcohol and antidepressants – you have to question her story at some point. This keeps you alert all the time, you look out for signs to decide if you are with her or against her. Cliff-hangers, twists and turns keep the plot going and do not give you any time to relax while reading. I really enjoyed reading the novel. The protagonist is a strong character who definitely can trigger something in you (I can easily imagine that some readers will hate her, but nevertheless – this is also some emotion). The plot could convince me, it is all set and cleared up without leaving any questions unanswered and all could happen in reality. There is a lot of suspense and thrill – all you need for an entertaining page-turner.
Raffinierter Krimi, der einen auf eine Luxusjacht führt, bei der alles ziemlich doppelbödig ist: hinter den Spiegeln verstecken sich Räume, unter dem glamourösen Passagierdeck verbergen sich düstere Mannschaftskojen. Auch die versammelten Menschen verbergen alle etwas hinter Designerkleidern. Sehr spannend, perfekte Sommerlektüre, nur der Schluss hat mich weniger überzeugt.