The Deep (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 3.5 • 20 Ratings
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    • $16.99

Publisher Description

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. Between mysterious disappearances and sudden deaths, the guests of the Titanic have found themselves suspended in an eerie, unsettling twilight zone from the moment they set sail. Several of them, including maid Annie Hebley, guest Mark Fletcher, and millionaires Madeleine Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim, are convinced there's something sinister--almost otherwordly--afoot. But before they can locate the source of the danger, as the world knows, disaster strikes.

Years later, Annie, having survived that fateful night, has attempted to put her life back together. Working as a nurse on the sixth voyage of the Titanic's sister ship, the Britannic, newly refitted as a hospital ship, she happens across an unconscious Mark, now a soldier fighting in World War I. At first, Annie is thrilled and relieved to learn that he too survived the sinking, but soon, Mark's presence awakens deep-buried feelings and secrets, forcing her to reckon with the demons of her past--as they both discover that the terror may not yet be over.

Brilliantly combining the supernatural with the height of historical disaster, The Deep is an exploration of love and destiny, desire and innocence, and, above all, a quest to understand how our choices can lead us inexorably toward our doom.

Jane Collingwood
hr min
March 10
Penguin Audio

Customer Reviews

DCTX55 ,

It’s not the story you think it is

From the description, you’d expect a spine-tingling tale of horror and suspense, and it isn’t. This is not much more than a well-researched romance story with a distant supernatural undertone that really only comes to the foreground at the end. If I had read this alone with the lights out in an abandoned insane asylum, I doubt I would have glanced over my shoulder once.
Like The Hunger, The Deep is told from the perspective of many characters. I thought Katsu pulled this off well in The Hunger, but here it just rendered a wandering story in which a lot of the narrative ended up hardly relevant, if at all, to the main plot.
On the plus side, the writing is good and the historical setting shines in its believability.
Overall, I’ll take it over the James Cameron movie any day, but I’m disappointed.

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