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3.66  ·  Rating details ·  200 ratings  ·  149 reviews
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 something, is haunting the ship. That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the passengers of the Titanic
Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Expected publication: March 10th 2020 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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**3.5 stars **

Stories surrounding the sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage seem to have an eternal draw, and this one is no different. What does make this one slightly different from the rest however, is the fact that it weaves within it’s storyline, a touch of the paranormal.

Using dual timelines, we follow Annie Hebbley, a stewardess serving the wealthiest passengers onboard the Titanic in 1912. Annie is fortunate enough to survive this great tragedy, and we follow her escapades some
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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 Titanic, she agrees to work
Jan 17, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sense of connection drove me to this story and an intriguing supernatural twist had me hooked. I would bribe the author, publisher or NetGalley if necessary to get hold of this book before release. For the record that’s how NetGalley works – the ARCs, not the bribery.

For years I worked in an office building just to the left of this photo and looked at this picture, as a poster, every day, never getting tired of it. The picture shows the Titanic and one of her sister ships, the Olympic,

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, is a perfect melding of history and horror, and it
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Pages: 432
Expected publication: March 10th 2020

“The troubled mind can never know itself.
That is the sad truth of madness.”

Sinister and atmospheric drama infused with real people and facts regarding the voyage of the Titanic and the last Voyage of the Britannic. This was similar in ways to the Titanic movie in that it included some of the actual people who were on the Titanic. The story includes supporting characters such as John Jacob Astor and his young pregnant wife Madeline, Benjamin

This sounds all sorts of intriguing!!!
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 ...more
sarah xoxo
Oct 02, 2019 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
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Thank you to Random House UK and Netgalley for this ARC

Release Date: 5 March 2020
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!
Morbidly fascinating, ghostly, and spooky!

In the days leading up to that fateful day in April of 1912, the guests of the infamous luxury ocean liner, the Titanic, are being plagued by strange occurrences – cold spots, disappearing belongings, whispered voices emanating from the sea, overwhelming feelings of paranoia and suspicion, and sudden unexplained deaths. Is it a warning, an omem of death, or something even more monstrous?

Four years later, during WW1, a survivor of the sinking, works as a
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 person, Violet Jessup,
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Annie Hebbley survived the sinking of the Titanic. The event has left her mentally scarred. She lost her memory for a time, and still remembers the strange events on board the doomed ship as it sailed on its ill-fated maiden voyage. Years later, a friend contacts her asking her to come be a nurse aboard Titanic's sister ship, the Britannic. Even though Britannic has been refitted into a hospital ship, Annie still can see the resemblance to the Titanic. Then the same strange bizarre things start ...more
Miranda Reads
Ahhhh... this one was solidly written, just the content threw me off.

Review to come
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.

The writing is superb,
Anna Luce
DNF 60%

I'm not entirely sure why this book is being promoted/categorised as 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
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 there
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 publisher in
Aaron Nash
I honestly do not know what I think of the deep. I’ve always been fascinated with the Titanic disaster and I’ve read accounts before of some of the supernatural elements that people believed were on board. For some reason I expected this novel to be like the movie. A cast of characters struggling to survive the disaster, with set pieces and action galore whilst battling some unknown force. I mean just look at the cover! That to me suggested that's what I would be getting. Had I read some of the ...more
Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
Oh dear.

I was looking forward to a novel about the Titanic with a paranormal vibe but this one didn't work for me at all.

Several passengers aboard the maiden voyage of the Titanic have been plagued by strange occurences, including a tragic death, since the ship set sail.

Maid Annie Hebbley finds herself drawn to guest Mark Fletcher, his wife Caroline, and protective of their infant daughter Ondine. A couple of boxers in steerage are working to charm the millionaires on board in hopes of running
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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History already tells us the tragic ending of Titanic and her sister ship Britannic. This book takes it to another level of horror. Imagining if the Titanic was haunted by a sinister presence that will stop at nothing to take innocent lives. We get our ticket to ride the Titanic by following Annie Hebbley. She is working as a maid in first class. After surviving the sinking she is also on Britannic when it meets it's tragic ending.

I really enjoyed this one. I have always been fascinated by the
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
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 Party book, Katsu adds an
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 the titanic.
Dannii Elle
Jan 13, 2020 marked it as to-read
" 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."

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
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 while dying right along
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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. Annie has
Tracy Robinson
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If I could ignore all other life obligations, I would have read this book within the course of a single day. Alas, this wasn’t possible, but I did devour 400+ pages over the course of three days AND in the midst of the Christmas holiday. I just could not get enough. Having previously read her novel, The Hunger, I knew to expect an interesting tale, I was not, however, prepared to be sucked in so completely.

Katsu’s scholarship surrounding the Titanic and the Britannic is deep and evident
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.
I think we all know the details and events revolving around the tragic sinking of the titanic, but did we all know the horror aboard the ship, forget paint me like one of your french girls - how about people thinking they are cursed, is there a siren in the sea hunting people on board, did she bring the ice to make it sink?

Oh guys, this book - what can i say other than i absolutely loved it, im not one for historical fiction but Alma's writing draws you in, in a slow and steady pace, setting the
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"Hard to put down. Not recommended reading after dark." -- Stephen King

"Makes the supernatural seem possible" -- Publishers Weekly

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Nominated for the Stoker and Locus awards

Author of THE HUNGER, a reimagining of the Donner Party's tragic journey (Putnam);
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