Thursday, October 13, 2016
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan ~ Book Review
Wow, this is one of those books that left me thinking for days afterward. It is a page turner, for sure, and grabbed me from the very beginning. A psychological horror story, it is about the very nature of survival and explores how we would make tough, life altering decisions when all is on the line, who we trust and why, and what we would sacrifice. It is deep and complex and yet I seemed to fly through it. Grace is an interesting character and the story is told in her voice. The story is nerve wracking, suspenseful and challenges the reader to examine their moral standing when their very survival depends upon those decisions. It is at times not an easy story to read and yet I kept plowing through because I had to know what happened. Throughout the story, I couldn't help but think "what would I do?". I could say I would take the moral high road as I sit comfortably on my couch, but if I really placed myself into the lifeboat what would I really do as things become more and more desperate? A very good read and one I'll be reading again as there are so many layers to peel away with this story.
Rated this a 9.5/10.