Elizabeth La Lettrice
May 22, 12
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Read in May, 2012
Oh poo. I had a quote marked in my book that I wanted to base my review off of but my book is at home. And I am at work. Not working. Too late to turn back now.
I had high expectations for this book. Here's the general idea of the story I had in mind when I decided to read it: Three woman are on trial for murder after being stuck on a lifeboat for days when their ship sank on a journey across the Atlantic.
Here's what I expected: psychological intrigue -  strangers picked to [survive in a boat]... to find out what happens... when people stop being polite... and start getting real.* I thought surely there would be some cannibalism.
Alas, no cannibalism.
What I liked most about this book: the image of a woman in petticoats sinking into the sea. What I liked least: the entirely monotone, unlikeable narrator.
Rogan writes well for this being her first book. It just didn't capture me as I'd expected.
*Upon a rereading of my review, I noticed I subconsciously quoted from karen's review of the same book. And now I feel silly. So I recommend reading her review since they are always much more entertaining than mine. And she has more positive things to say about this one. :)