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The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
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Feb 19, 2012

really liked it

I vacillated back and forth with whether to give this three stars, because the story sort of faltered a bit the last 60 pages or so, or four stars because the writing was really quite brilliant. In the end, I settle on four because a debut novel this well written deserves a star bump.
The narration of the ships accident and subsequent lifeboat ordeal was very compelling. There are some mystery/intrigue/suspense type "teasers" that didn't really pan out, I don't think. And, I'm not really sure I bought that the main character and narrator, Grace, was a mere 22-years of age. The voice sounded much older and more mature, and nothing in her revelations about herself suggested that she'd endured the life experience necessary to have the resolve, strength, or determination that she exhibited. If the writing were not as strong as it was, I'd be forced to deduct a star for this breech in authenticity.
Quick read. I don't think you'd at all regret spending the day or two it will take to read it.
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February 19, 2012 – Shelved
March 8, 2012 – Started Reading
March 10, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Wendy I Agee totally with your review.

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