In the near future, the effects of a catastrophic solar flare have left the earth almost entirely submerged, with only the tops of the very tallest mountains remaining above water.
Moored to one of these peaks is a flotilla of ships and boats containing all of the planet’s known survivors. One hundred and twenty-five souls remain, but not for long—a mysterious infection is...more
This was an okay story, but the pace was a bit slow. Basically we had a murder which took place on a boat, in a dystopian world where the world was basically flooded and the last remaining humans lived on ships. Even with the deaths, the story was just not my cup of tea, the pace was too slow, and the whole thing just dragged. I wouldn’t want to read a sequel.
5 out of 10 ...more
Solar storms and earthquakes have turned the Earth into a water world with only a few points of land which were previously mountaintops. At one of these m ...more
On board a host of desperate characters from the captain and his crew, a London gangster contingent and an ex-cop right down to a bunch of religious nutc ...more
I'll admit that I may have entered the giveaway for this book based solely on its cover.( I know, I know!) However it would seem that my shallow lust for a pretty picture paid off because this book was amazing!
I read a lot of post-apocalyptic novels but not many thrillers. It's probably for the best though as I don't think my poor heart could handle an abundance of this type of perfected suspense. I literally bit my nails down to the quick while reading this, my heart hammered like crazy in my c ...more
The story in Salt revolves around a constant and tumultuous conflict between two main protagonists: Eve and Captain Jim. As ex-police officer Eve tries to come to grips with her own guilt of surviving while helping other survivors, finds herself trying to solve ...more
I didn't like this one unfortunately.
The pacing was really really slow, and it made the whole thing drag badly. I felt bored pretty much from the start, and it felt like it would never end at points.
Overall, Not a book I enjoyed.
I read it in one day.
This is a 'new-ish' indie author. He hits the sweet spot in some elements: pacing, plenty of action/mystery, red herrings and other twists.
However he misses the mark on character development. I cringed every time I hit the stereotypical flat 'villain(s)'. The MC wasn't one that I could easily get behind either. Frankly, I had to put aside my dislike for her in order to read on. Thankfully, this story has a wide cast of characters to cheer ...more
**I was provided a copy of this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review**
Plot: Salt is set three years after our world has flooded due to solar flares and earthquakes. Our survivors are aboard a flotilla, which is (essentially) many ships secured together. Among the battles to keep the various clans civil and cooperative, the flotilla’s residents must also be wea ...more
What I didn't like was that the science was a bit.. lacking and uncertain. Solar flares caused storms that caused ea ...more
Thank you NetGalley and 47North for allowing me to review this novel!
“The world was a better place with people in it, even if some of them were no good.”
Salt by Colin F. Barnes is a Sci-Fi/Post-Apocalyptic novel, following 125 survivors living on a flotilla of ships and boats moored to a mountain peak. After a solar flare left the earth completely submerged in water, these survivors have had to figure out to exist on just a few ships, with a mysterious infection lingeri ...more
In 2014 humanity didn’t stand a chance. A series of fatal climatic disasters struck, entirely drowning the planet. Now, just one hundred and twenty-five souls remain, surviving on a flotilla of damaged ships. But their survival isn’t guaranteed. Facing severe threats to their numbers by a fatal bacterium and increasingly warring factions, they discover a serial killer within their midst.
Highly enjoyable tale this one, combining two of my very favourite ...more
This is a post-apocalyptic murder mystery of sorts. Basically, earthquakes and solar storms result in a near-total flooding of the Earth and most of life ...more
It seemed to take a long time to explain exactly what happened to cause the world to drown. Yes, it’s briefly mentioned in the summary, but there doesn’t seem to be a good explanation in the actual story.
Also, how did that many boats come together? It just felt under explained, which left me ...more
It's been three years since the world, except for a few mountaintops, was covered by water. Solar storms and earthquakes caused the water trapped in the Earth's crust to flood the world.
Eva, who used to be a cop (pre-flood), is living on a flotilla floating around the Pico de Orizaba Mountain on what used to be Mexico with 125 other survivors.
Murders, intrigue, secrets galore and Eva is right in the middle of the action. Oh, and on top of everythin ...more
I warn you now so that you know what you’re getting. I didn’t, and I was a bit disappointed at first.
While it’s set in a post-apocalypse world, one of environmental collapse (along with a mini-pandemic), this is a murder mystery. I will say that the post-apoc setting adds to the atmosphere, while adding challenges that wouldn’t exist in our everyday world, but it’s still a murder mystery.
And it’s a good one.
I wanted to know who was killin ...more
Eva is a survivor of the drowning, an apocalyptic event that left no land in the world, and the survivors all have to make a new life out at sea. Eva lives on a flotilla - a community of dozens of boats roped together - and at the start of the novel, volunteers are being sent out to find somewhere better. The problem is no volunteer has ever returned. Eva says goodbye to the man ...more
The due praise first - the world here is super interesting! The last flotilla on water, they might be the last people on Earth after the flood - and their sources are just smaller and smaller. And there is a killer amongst them. And maybe a hope to be saved from the bacterial kind of illness - and maybe there is a way to connect with some more people alive?
Eva, the heroine, is also quite intere ...more
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