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Someone, or something, is haunting the Titanic.

This is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the passengers of the ship from the moment they set sail: mysterious disappearances, sudden deaths. Now suspended in an eerie, unsettling twilight zone during the four days of the liner's illustrious maiden voyage, a number of the passengers - including millionsomething,
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Expected publication: March 5th 2020 by Bantam Press
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Debra
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars

Is something sinister haunting the Titanic? Four passengers (Madeline Astor, Benjamin Guggenheim, Mark Fletcher and Annie Hebbley) believe something is haunting the ship. A series of strange events/occurrences and deaths have occurred since the Titanic set sail. Then of course there is the sinking of that great magnificent ship.

Annie Hebbley has survived the sinking of the Titanic and after receiving correspondence from Violet Jessop, another survivor of the Tita
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karen
OCTOBER SPOOKTACULAR CONTINUES!!



a couple years back, i read this author’s horror-spin on the donner party tragedy, The Hunger. i loved her writing, and i thought the way she handled the historical details was excellent, but the horror elements seemed extraneous; they were fine, but they didn’t really contribute much to the story, which is a bit of history horrifically gruesome enough without adding supernatural elements to it. this one, however,
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This sounds all sorts of intriguing!!!
Tammy
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Katsu casts her spell by weaving together the timelines of the sinking of the Titanic and the explosion of sister ship Britannic. There are ghostly goings-on, séances, marital strife, and the clash of class on the Titanic. All of which foreshadow the tragedy. The action on the Britannic provides closure to the mysterious occurrences. Despite some unresolved plot points, this is a haunting, paranormal novel that captures that cold, visceral feeling of impending danger and the terror of sinking sh ...more
J.D. Barker
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THE DEEP takes us back to the final days of the Titanic, her sister ship the Britannic, and the mysterious woman who links them both. In a haunting story of love and revenge, Alma Katsu blends paranormal and historical fiction as only she can—a spellbinding tale where desire knows no bounds and death is only a beginning. Another fantastic story from the author of THE HUNGER.

Many thanks to Ms. Katsu and her publisher for the advance copy!
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I have been waiting a while for this ARC also and I was finally Approved (Thanks Netgalley)! This one looks very original. I need to turn into a speed reader.🥺😥🙃. Check out awesome blurb below:

Someone, or something, is haunting the Titanic.

This is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the passengers of the ship from the moment they set sail: mysterious disappearances, sudden deaths. Now suspended in an eerie, unsettling twilight zone during the four days of the l/>Someone,
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Anna Luce
DNF 60%

I'm not entirely sure why this book is being promoted/categorised as being a 'horror'. Maybe I went in expecting a more 'adult' read, and so I was a wee bit disappointed by its Scooby-Doo type of mystery. All of its so called 'horror' elements felt either forced or unintentionally funny.
I think that one of the reasons why I was unable to connect or take the characters and their story seriously is the writing style. I'm unsure whether Katsu was intentionally trying to emulate certain books from the period in which hits/>I'm
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Not quite what I was expecting but I absolutely loved the atmosphere this book had with the imagery, suspense and how each ship seemed to almost take on a life of it's own. Definitely a lot of twists in this, some I saw coming and others I didn't.

Loved the shifting POVs and thankfully they weren't hard to follow and each character added an element to the story that made it even more interesting and mysterious.

A great first read for me from this author!

*ARC of this provided by the p
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Roman Clodia
2.5 stars

After loving her The Hunger, I had such high hopes for this but sadly it doesn't live up to that earlier book for me. Katsu's writing is still fluent and involving and this starts off well as Annie, an Irish girl and survivor of the Titanic, takes a job as a nurse on the Titanic's sister ship, now a hospital ship in 1916.

The narrative flits between the two voyages both of which, as we know from history, end up disastrously. I expected more of the creeping terror of The Hunger but
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Marialyce
2.5 stars and I wish I could have liked it better

Everything and I mean everything about the Titanic fascinates me. When this book became a download on Edelweiss, I jumped at the chance to read this advanced copy. As much as I wanted to love it, I didn't, and of course mixed into that was disappointment.

This is a story about a haunting and ships that was destined to sink and lives that were destined to be lost. The story linked a fictional character, Annie, based on a real
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Liz Barnsley
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m a sucker for stories set around Titanic and this one was a creepy good tale, seamlessly blending fact and fiction, atmospheric and often very disturbing.

The research is impeccable, Alma Katsu giving you a real feel for both of these doomed ships, into that she throws an eclectic mix of characters both real and imagined. Throw in some ghostly goings on, huge insight into the trauma of war and disaster, plus an eerie obsessive central theme and you have a real winner.

Th
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Thebooktrail
I'm always a bit of a sucker for stories about the Titanic. They're always thinking of new stories as to why it might have ended up the disaster it did and this book goes that bit further and involves things of the supernatural variety.

Annie Hebbley is a Titanic survivor but is now locked up in a Liverpool asylum but recovers to go onboard the Titanic's sister ship the Britannic, now serving as a hospital ship. There she encounters the wounded Mark Fletcher who she recognizes from th
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Kristi
The Deep by Alma Katsu is a wonderfully written and haunting ghost story that is deeply rooted with history.
The story involves both the Titanic and her sister ship, the Britannic which was operating as a hospital ship during WW I. The main character, Annie Hebbley is present on both ships, surviving the disastrous sinking of the Titanic only to find herself as a nurse tending to wounded soldiers on the Britannic years later. When she comes across Mark, a former survivor of the Titanic and now a
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Lori
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow!! Never have I read a novel like this! Kept me up until 3 am finishing this tale.
I always love when Titanic is the backdrop of the story!! And to add to the double pleasure of HMHS Britannic making her appearance too!
I loved the way the author could make me feel like I was aboard both ships.
How awful it must have been to be a survivor of Titanic and have to live with that the rest of your life!! I simply couldn't imagine that!!
And the poor ship!! Imagine how she felt
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Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

History blend with a bit of the paranormal? Count me in. From the get-to I was immediately intrigued by the blurb. Like holy shit guys did you read it? The retelling of both the Titanic and Britannic tragic collapse, and used of the real life millionaires who tragically met their end on the passenger liner maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City was a refreshing concept. I was impressed but the author's writing style and in her ability to allow the reader feel apart of this histori
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sarah xoxo
Oct 02, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: top-of-the-tbr, arcs
I just got approved for this arc on netgalley and how come no one is talking about this???

- the cover is STUNNING
- the synopsis sounds like the perfect spooky october read
- the titanic- but HAUNTED?

sign me up
Joyce
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars

This story is told over the period of time between 1912 with the maiden voyage of the Titanic and 1916 with the last voyage of the Titanic's sister ship, the Britannic. Originally a luxury liner like the Titanic, the Britannic was converted into a hospital ship during WWI.

The main character in this book is Annie Hebbley. She is a young Irish woman who is running from her past. She is carrying a whole load of guilt, but the reader doesn't know why until later in the book. Anni
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Jillian Doherty
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved her previous novel, The Hunger - speculative fiction based on the Donner Party crossing.

Now in in her latest release, she focuses on passengers aboard the Titanic and Britannic!

I love the back-and-forth time periods, and character development as the story becomes more entangled :)

If you love niche history, on topics but never seem to be get boring, you’ll love her writing too!

Galley borrowed from the publisher.
OutlawPoet
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are some authors who end up on my automatic buy list. I don’t need to read the plot summary. Amazon tells me the author has a new book coming, and I hit buy. And Alma Katsu is now on that list!

In The Deep, Katsu takes on one of my favorite historical disasters - the fatal voyage of The Titanic.

Her in depth research shows as Katsu puts the reader right onto the ship’s deck on that fateful journey. Honestly, it’s like you were there!

But, as she did with her Donner Pa
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Molly Ferryman
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel the same way! Would love an arc as I devoured The Hunger in a day of laying out! Can’t wait to read more of Alma Katsu’s work..and its about the Titanic!!! March is too long to wait!!!
Jordan
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
4.5 stars rounded up

“The Deep” by Alma Katsu is a haunting tale of madness, obsession, devotion, and betrayal aboard the ill-fated unsinkable ship, the Titanic, and her lesser known yet tragedy-wreathed sister ship, the Britannic. The novel unfolds in two alternating timelines, April 1912 and November 1916. In 1912, Annie is a stewardess aboard the Titanic’s maiden voyage, running away from her own ruinous past and immediately embroiled in the drama of her first class passengers as she finds h
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Don Gillette
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An engrossing, entertaining, tragic, detailed work of historical fiction with just enough of the supernatural to delight any lover of ghost stories while not depending on that aspect to tell the tale. The Deep is Alma Katsu's Magnum opus (to date) and it showcases a master of the craft hitting her stride from page one and never slowing down.
Katsu weaves the encyclopedic history of the RMS Titanic and its sister ship the HMHS Brittanic with the lives of the passengers and crew deftly and believ
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Heather Bennett
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Deep is a must read book of the year. Fabulous characters and writing. But this book as a gift for friends and family. I could not put it down.
Ioanna
Nov 10, 2019 rated it liked it
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Something is haunting the Titanic.

1916. Annie Hebbley, having spent the past years in a mental facility, decides that it's time to move on from the Titanic tragedy that has been haunting her. She boards the sister ship, Britannic, as a nurse, in an attempt to move on with her life. But life on the Britannic keeps reminding her of a dark past. It keeps bringing back to her m
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Tonya (Rustic Book Reviews)
HOLY COW!! I am so excited to find out I received this via Netgalley! If I see a mention of Titanic - I am like - "I NEED THIS BOOK NOW" Thank you so much to the publisher and to Netgalley for the free copy of this in exchange for an honest review!

Goodreads Synopsis:

Someone, or something, is haunting the Titanic.

This is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the passengers of the ship from the moment they set sail: mysterious disappearances, sudden deaths./>Goodreads
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Adrienne Dillard
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2019
The Deep was not only my first Alma Katsu book, it was my first Titanic novel. Having studied the ill-fated liner for over a decade, I knew the real story, but general steered clear of any fictional renderings. This summer, I attended a session given by Katsu at the Historical Novel Society Conference and I was so impressed, I took a chance...and I'm so glad I did. The Deep had me riveted from the very beginning. Katsu is an accomplished storyteller who seamlessly weaves together the real and th ...more
Donna Hines
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
A seaworthy tale fit for royalty with all the trappings of the paranormal blended like fine wine with historical truths.
What could be better than another great read by Alma Katsu especially after The Hunger as misfortunes continue to mount in The Deep.
Join us on a journey involving two sister ships and the strange occurrences that rock them both a story in which desires surpass all boundaries and death may be the only answer.
Annie has survived the Titanic disaster yet she now f
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Sarah Perchikoff
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are certain books that stay with you days, weeks, or even months after you finish reading them. The Deep by Alma Katsu is one of those books for me. It's creepy, atmospheric, spooky, and utterly captivating. You think you know what the story is, but you have no idea. I literally shouted "holy shit!" at one point. Just because we all know the story of the Titanic does not mean this book won't surprise the hell out of you. Let's get to the review!

The book begins with Annie, a wom
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Shelby
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
The Deep
By Alma Katsu
Genre: Gothic & Horror, Historical Fiction, Suspense & Thriller
Publisher: G.P Putnam’s Sons / Penguin Group
Release Date: March 10, 2020

I received a copy of this from the publisher and NetGalley, (THANK YOU!) All opinions are my own.

A terrible thing happens to me when I really love a book. I get tongue-tied, my brain goes blank, I can’t unravel the thoughts in my head and put them into cohesive sentences for the world. Lord help me.

I
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Meghan
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from PENGUIN GROUP Putnam - G.P. Putnam's Sons in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

Hearing and reading so many adaptations of the Titanic, my mind was filled with so much info that it became hard to comprehend but when I read the description expecting a completely different story, I was surprised that the main focus of this book was looking into the aftermath of the Titanic of the pass
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