The deep [electronic resource]. Alma Katsu.
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From the acclaimed and award-winning author of The Hunger comes an eerie, psychological twist on one of the world's most renowned tragedies, the sinking of the Titanic and the ill-fated sail of its sister ship, the Britannic . Someone, or some thing , is haunting the ship. Between mysterious disappearances and sudden deaths, the guests of the Titanic have found themselves suspended in an eerie, unsettling twilight zone from the moment they set sail. Several of them, including maid Annie Hebley, guest Mark Fletcher, and millionaires Madeleine Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim, are convinced there's something sinister—almost otherwordly—afoot. But before they can locate the source of the danger, as the world knows, disaster strikes. Years later, Annie, having survived that fateful night, has attempted to put her life back together. Working as a nurse on the sixth voyage of the Titanic 's sister ship, the Britannic , newly refitted as a hospital ship, she happens across an unconscious Mark, now a soldier fighting in World War I. At first, Annie is thrilled and relieved to learn that he too survived the sinking, but soon, Mark's presence awakens deep-buried feelings and secrets, forcing her to reckon with the demons of her past—as they both discover that the terror may not yet be over. Brilliantly combining the supernatural with the height of historical disaster, The Deep is an exploration of love and destiny, desire and innocence, and, above all, a quest to understand how our choices can lead us inexorably toward our doom.
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- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1
As she did with the ill-fated Donner party in The Hunger (2018), Katsu puts a supernatural spin on a famous historical tragedy: this time, the sinking of sister ships Titanic (1912) and Britannic (1916). Irish maid Annie Hebbley has the bad luck to be on both ships for their doomed voyages. In 1912, she's a starry-eyed eighteen-year-old who, having fled her family in Ireland, hopes to make a fresh start aboard the luxury liner. But tragedy soon strikes when a young serving boy dies suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving his mistress, the young, pregnant Maddie Astor, devastated and convinced that there is some sort of supernatural malfeasance afoot. Annie is distracted by her own powerful feelings for Mark Fletcher, a handsome passenger, and his infant daughter. Four years later, after she signs up for a tour of duty as a nurse aboard the hospital ship Britannic during World War I, Annie is shocked when Mark is brought on board as a patientâand her feelings for him resurface. A slow-burning but satisfying and eerie yarn. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
Alma Katsu is the author of The Hunger, The Taker, The Reckoning, and The Descent. She has been a signature reviewer for Publishers Weekly and a contributor to The Huffington Post. She is a graduate of the master's writing program at the Johns Hopkins University and received her bachelor's degree from Brandeis University. Prior to the publication of her first novel, Katsu had a long career as a senior intelligence analyst for several U.S. agencies. She lives outside of Washington, D.C., with her husband.
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