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The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
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Apr 10, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, favorites
Read from May 17 to 18, 2012

I finished this book in record time because once I started reading I could not put it down.

The story takes place after the sinking of the Titanic. It is told from the perspective of Grace, a twenty four year old, newlywed who finds herself in a lifeboat with thirty eight other souls when their ship is unexpectedly sunk in the middle of the ocean. Unfortunately for Grace and ship mates the life boat is a teensy bit overcrowded and there is no rescue in site. As the days go on the tension ratchets up as people come undone mentally and physically. Eventually some very disturbing things take place on the lifeboat requiring the survivors to answer for their actions.

I know some people probably won't like Grace but I admire her tenacity. I also enjoyed the skipping around of time periods. At times the action went from the lifeboat, to the previous time when Grace met her husband Henry, to the time after the survivors reached land. This was a quick, enjoyable read and I would highly recommend it to everyone. This would make an especially fun beach read.

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