Review; The Deep by Alma Katsu
Description from GoodreadsSomeone, or something, is haunting the Titanic.
This is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the passengers of the ship from the moment they set sail: mysterious disappearances, sudden deaths. Now suspended in an eerie, unsettling twilight zone during the four days of the liner's illustrious maiden voyage, a number of the passengers - including millionaires Madeleine Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim, the maid Annie Hebbley and Mark Fletcher - are convinced that something sinister is going on . . . And then, as the world knows, disaster strikes.
Years later and the world is at war. And a survivor of that fateful night, Annie, is working as a nurse on the sixth voyage of the Titanic's sister ship, the Britannic, now refitted as a hospital ship. Plagued by the demons of her doomed first and near fatal journey across the Atlantic, Annie comes across an unconscious soldier she recognises while doing her rounds. It is the young man Mark. And she is convinced that he did not - could not - have survived the sinking of the Titanic . . .
My Thoughts on the Book
When I read The Deep, it was obvious that the author has done her research about the two famous sister ships, the Titanic and the Brittanic. I also really liked the writing style of the author, in addition to going back and fourth between 1912 and 1916. Several of the characters were well fleshed out and complex as well.
That said, even though I really liked the book, I felt it was more historical fiction than anything else, as the paranormal horror was a bit more in the background of things rather than the focus point for the main part. The paranormal horror is there though, but a bit more suggestive for the most part.
It's not a bad book though, as I found the book engaging and fun to read, but if you're in search of a spine-tingling horror novel about the Titanic, I might advise you to look further.