Walking in the footsteps of Stephen King, Lotz follows up on her impressive horror breakthrough The Three with yet another literal descent into unimaginable dread with this gripping tale of the cruise from hell (or should it be into hell?). Definitely not recommended if you are planning a forthcoming cruise (as am I!) as the breakdown of the mighty vessel, in this case off the coast of Mexico, quickly turns into the stuff of nightmares as seen through the eyes of a dubious psychic’s assistant, a sex fiend at loose on the boat, a Philipino maid, two old ladies contemplating suicide, a security officer and a South African doctor in disgrace, amongst a plethora of passengers and crew caught up in the slow passage from normality to chaos, which Lotz is clever enough never to explain fully, leaving the reader suspended by a thread to the fabric of irreality. Chilling stuff. ~ Maxim Jakubowski
The extraordinary, unforgettable sequel to THE THREE - perfect for fans of The Shining Girls, The Passage and Lost. Four days into a five day singles cruise on the Gulf of Mexico, the ageing ship Beautiful Dreamer stops dead in the water. With no electricity and no cellular signals, the passengers and crew have no way to call for help. But everyone is certain that rescue teams will come looking for them soon. All they have to do is wait. That is, until the toilets stop working and the food begins to run out. When the body of a woman is discovered in her cabin the passengers start to panic. There's a murderer on board the Beautiful Dreamer...and maybe something worse.
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Publication date: 21/05/2015
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||21st May 2015|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
Sarah Lotz is a screenwriter and novelist who pens novels under the name S.L Grey with author Louis Greenberg; YA novels with her daughter, as Lily Herne; and is one third of pseudonymous author Helena S. Paige. Lauren Beukes calls her 'a natural-born storyteller. Like the hand reaching up from the dark well, she'll drag you into her thrall. You'll come up gasping.' Sarah lives in Cape Town with her family and other animals. Author photo © Pagan WicksMore About Sarah Lotz