This book has often been compared to The Girl on the Train, and I can definitely see the similarities—both have an unreliable narrator, both have drinking problems, among other things. I’m not big into psychological thrillers, so it being compared to The Girl on the Train was a selling point for me as I loved that book.
There were many twists and turns in here, some I saw coming and some that surprised me. But what really surprised me was the ending—I didn’t see that coming! Ruth Ware did a good job of stringing me along, making me question Lo’s sanity, whether she actually saw a woman being thrown overboard or if it was just an nightmare.
Another thing I liked about this book was her relationship with her boyfriend. They had departed on bad terms when she went on this assignment, but we see periodically throughout the story him becoming more frantic to find out what happened to her. It added a twist to the story that kept you on the edge of your seat.
Overall, this was an enjoyable psychological thriller, one I definitely recommend!
My Rating: 4/5 stars