December 23, 2015
"...the disappearance of The Beautiful Dreamer was already dubbed the biggest maritime disaster since the Titanic." ~ pg. 267
What do you get when you bring together a deranged wheel-chaired prophet, a prisoner, a witch's assistant, a condemned man, an angel of mercy, a keeper of secrets, a devil's handmaiden, a pair of suicide sisters and a wildcard blogger? I know what you're thinking: #distewmuch. And it was!
Four days into a cruise, the Beautiful Dreamer, stops dead in the water. No electricity, low food supply, no working toilets, no cellular signal or no way to call for help. EEK! Then a dead body is discovered in a cabin and causes everyone to panic. There is a murderer on board!
"After all, in this day and age, how does a ship that could comfortably house three thousand people simply disappear?" ~ pg. 272
I'm a cruiser so I was very hesitant to read this book, especially with this year's incidents on Carnival cruise line's fleet. But how discouraging could a book be? Well, I am glad to report Day Four did not taint my impressions of cruises. It did not frighten me enough to never book a cruise again. In fact, it made me miss the boat even more because the story was so ridiculous. Yes, a murder is likely to happen on board. But the characters were out of this world. I hate to say it but I would've rather read a novel about a cruise gone terribly wrong in a realistic way. The far-fetched happenings were distracting.
Day Four did not discourage me from reading other Sarah Lotz books; although, this was a blah first impression.
Title: Day Four
Author: Sarah Lotz
Published: May 2015
Challenge: New Author