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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
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Hardcover, 432 pages
Published March 10th 2020 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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    Fanna I'm not very good with horror either but I still liked this one because it doesn't have typical boo-at-your-face scares. More like some paranormal…moreI'm not very good with horror either but I still liked this one because it doesn't have typical boo-at-your-face scares. More like some paranormal incidences and outright mention of ghosts and such. Nothing too scary. (less)

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    Maureen
    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 its 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 four
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    Debra
    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
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    Peter
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    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 thats 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,
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    a couple years back, i read this authors 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 didnt 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
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    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
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    sarah xoxo
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    The Deep blends historical events with supernatural occurrences to create an atmospheric, haunting and engaging story. The novel is told in dual timelines- 1912 aboard the Titanic and 1916 on her sister ship the Britannic. We follow Annie, a stewardess on the Titanic who is experiencing unexplainable circumstances and thinks she is being haunted. Years later we learn she has been in a mental hospital and doesn't remember what happened. She becomes a nurse on the Britannic and slowly
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    Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
    I have so many feelings! First of all, let me just say that Alma Katsu is probably the most committed author in terms of research and this translates to the story in the form of authenticity. If you're going to write historical fiction, do it as passionately as Alma Katsu. If you're going to infuse the legendary true story of the Titanic with fictional horror, use the same care and concern that Alma Katsu gives her novels. Her book, THE HUNGER is the *exact* same way in terms of honoring the ...more
    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 ...more
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    Toni
    Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Review to come.
    Michelle
    Having enjoyed The Hunger by the same author I was really looking forward to this, the level of research she put into the Donner Party I just knew I'd be in for a well researched book on two of the most famous sister ships in history, the Titanic and the Britannic and indeed I was.

    This is historical fiction with horror / paranormal elements thrown into the mix. Dual timelines running simultaneously which was little confusing for me, with the ships being so similar and a overlap of characters I
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    Char
    Set aboard the Titanic and aboard her sister ship, the Britannic, Alma Katsu weaves a haunting tale of love, grief, crime and class. Buy your boarding pass now!

    I am a fan of alternating timelines and THE DEEP utilized that format. It was sometimes a little jarring, (I mean this in the best of ways), because of how vividly it brought home the differences between the Titanic, (the luxurious ocean-liner catering to the best of the best), and the Britannic, which by 1916 had been converted into a
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    Dannii Elle
    For all that was said about the Titanic, how superior it was, how well designed, how glorious and noble - as though it were a person, with a person's traits - it would do nothing to save them. The Titanic was indifferent to the humans crawling on its decks and would willingly sacrifice them to the sea."

    I'm going to begin with some discoveries I made, whilst reading this book, that are unconnected with my review but fascinating all the same. Well, at least to me. The first discovery was that this
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    Lou
    Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    The Deep, Alma Katsus latest novel, is a fact-meets-fiction take on the devastating tale of the Titanic and is a refreshingly original and utterly unique historical thriller with elements of the supernatural, horror and mystery and featuring a mish-mash of folkloric entities. It tells the story of Annie Hebbley, an Irish girl who was a maid entrusted with the care of the First Class Deck on the disastrous maiden voyage of the doomed ship in 1912; she survives against the odds and is inexplicably ...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 cana 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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    NZLisaM
    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
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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 person, Violet Jessup,
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    Oops, I did it again...aka here's another tierlist video ranking all my January Books. Now that you know where this one stands, check out the video to see the rest!

    The Written Review:
    My dear daughter, Annie, disappeared unexpectedly from our home...My wife and I have been searching for her ever since.
    Annie was lost, and now she is found...somewhat.

    Annie has spent the last four years living in a rather unconventional home.
    Annie has come to understand the erratic ways of the
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    Susan
    Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    It is 1916 and Annie Hebbley, formerly a stewardess on Titanic, is in an asylum when we first meet her. However, her friend, Violet, is keen that she return both to the world, and to sea. It is WWI and Titanics sister ship, Britannic, is being used as a hospital ship. Encouraged back into the world, Annie finds the memories flooding back when she boards Britannic, which is identical to the doomed Titanic.

    This novel looks at events in 1912 and 1916, with Annie recalling events from that time.
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    Darinda
    Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: edelweiss, horror
    Told with alternating timelines and alternating points of view. The main character is Annie, who survived the Titanic and is now working aboard the Britannic. While aboard the Titanic, Annie felt an evil presence. Now on the Britannic, evil is still present.

    Annie is running from something, but it's not clear what until later in the book. An unsettling thing for Annie on the Britannic is that she recognizes one of the wounded soldiers as Mark. On the Titanic, Mark, his wife, and child were first
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    Louise Wilson
    This story covers the 1912 maiden voyage of the Titanic and the last voyage of the Titanic's sister ship, The Britanic. Annie Hebbley is a young Irsh woman who is running away from her past. Annie worked as a maid on the Titanic and a nurse on the Britanic.

    I liked the authors writing style. Th3 main character is based on someone who actually survived both the Titanic and Britanic. It's a haunting ghost story that is full of history. The Britanic operated as a hospital during WWI. We don't
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    Juli
    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
    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
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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 there
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    Liz Barnsley
    Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Im 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,
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    Louise Wilson
    This story cover the 1912 maiden voyage of the Titanic and the last voyage in 1916 of the Titanic's sister ship, the Britanic. Anna Hebbley is a young Irish woman who is running away from her past. A nice worked as a maid on the Titanic and a nurse on the Britanic.

    I liked the authors writing style. The main character is based on someone who survived both the Titanic and Britanic. It's a haunting ghost story that is full of history. ThenBritanic operated as a hospital during WWI. We don't usually
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    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
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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 publisher in
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    Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Highly anticipated after I loved the last novel from this author - The Hunger. In The Deep she spins the historical Titanic and sister ship HMHS Britannic with touches of psychological horror, water beings, ghosts, and curses. There's also a man named Jack, but not the one you're thinking....

    I read this from the publisher via Edelweiss, and it came out March 10. I was a little nervous about reading it during the stories of passengers trapped on cruise ships with COVID-19 but The Deep is
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    Lisa Wolf
    This ghost story set on the Titanic just didn't work for me. The supernatural elements weren't strong enough, and the historical elements felt short-changed. I struggled to continue all the way to the end. I had high expectations for this book, but sadly, didn't consider it a great reading experience. My full review is at Bookshelf Fantasies.
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