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If you liked The Girl on the Train, you'll like this book. Unfortunately I didn't like either book. But just move the main character from a train to a ship and VOILA!!
The good: the actual mystery was interesting but I figured it out in the first third of the book. I only kept reading to see if I was right. I was. The pacing is good and the actual writing is the only thing that saved this book from TT (Total Tediousness)
The bad: I want to be able to either root FOR or root AGAINST someone in the book. Mostly I didn't care about anyone. The bad guys were vaguely drawn. And the good guys... well who WERE the good guys? Certainly not the drunken pill popping protagonist. She can be summed up in 3 words. Dunk and Drunkerer. Oh and add whiny and rude to the list. I kept asking, right to the last page, What in HECK does her boyfriend see in her? I was almost hoping she'd be thrown overboard so the book would just END.
This book started out so promising but went downhill rather fast. I kept thinking that the ending would be fantastic and turn it all around but that did not happen. I was making my own guesses to the outcome and I will say that my endings would have been way better. When I finished this book all I could say is, "REALLY, THIS IS WHY THE PLANE CRASHED". OMG, so dumb. I am not sure if it deserves even one star - such a let down.
"She can run, but her past won't hide" - Someone else knows her secret!
Did you ever think about doing a house swap? After reading Last See Alive by Claire Douglas, I would definitely think twice about house swapping. This psychological thriller is about power and revenge and held my attention until the very last page. It is a plot-driven story will lots of twists and turns like a roller-coaster ride and a nightmare for all involved. The author's excellent writing kept me guessing until the very end. I read it in one sitting as it was hard-to-put down. This is my first book that I read by Claire Douglas but it won't be my last. I would highly recommend this book to those who love psychological thrillers and I look forward to reading another book by Douglas.
I would like to thank Library Thing and Harper Collins Publishers for an ARC for an honest review.
omg omg! terrible writing, stupid story, one of the worst ever printed, horrible just horrible, I've come across some really bad books in all my years of reading but I think this one comes in first place!