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Someone, or something, is haunting the Titanic.

Deaths and disappearances have plagued the vast liner from the moment she began her maiden voyage on 10th April 1912. Four days later, caught in what feels like an eerie, unsettling twilight zone, some passengers - including millionaire Madeleine Astor and maid Annie Hebbley - are convinced that something sinister is afoot. And then disaster strikes.

Four years later and the world is at war. Having survived that fateful night, Annie is a nurse on board the Titanic's sister ship, the Britannic, now refitted as a hospital ship. And she is about to realise that those demons from her past and the terrors of that doomed voyage have not finished with her yet....

Bringing together Faustian pacts, the occult and tales of sirens and selkies with themes of guilt and revenge, desire and destiny, The Deep offers a thrilling, tantalising twist on one of the world's most famous tragedies.

©2020 Alma Katsu (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Beautifully written, thoroughly absorbing and totally terrifying." (C. J. Tudor, best-selling author of The Chalk Man)

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Disappointing

It was a long read for little payoff unfortunately. Poor character development meant I wasn’t really invested in what was happening to them. I had high hopes as I enjoy alternate stories to historical moments.
The reader did good job at differentiating character voices.

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  • Alpha1g
  • 17-04-2020

Fascinating Protagonists

I got to listen a while ago to the Hunger from Alma Katsu and it prepped me for what was coming in the DEEP , Alma Katsu has super interesting characters, they are not the straight forward boring Hero's from so many other books, they twist and turn and you never really know in which direction they might turn and that makes this so different and enjoyable add to this the Titanic and Britannica and you get a great story

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  • Cylestra
  • 31-10-2020

Underwhelming

For anyone who has read/listened to The Hunger by Alma Katsu, The Deep will be a real disappointment - so much so it's difficult to believe that the two novels are from the same author. The literary adeptness and creative manipulation of both horror and historical genres is really good in The Hunger, but in The Deep it misses on both scores.

This isn't helped by the narrator who, whilst good at accents and distinguishing characters from each other, appears to do so in the style of a primary school teacher reading to a class of particularly dim seven year-olds.

If you haven't read The Hunger, skip this one and buy that!

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  • Helly
  • 22-02-2021

Wouldn't recommend

I really enjoyed Alma Katsu's other book The Hunger which is why I bought this book. The Deep didn't really live up to expectations for me, I found it long winded and I just struggled to feel enthusiastic about the storyline. There is also a number of characters with quite annoying accents.

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  • ziiigggg
  • 09-01-2021

confusing with poor ending

This book left me confused and frustrated. There are some well written passages, sub stories, but the two central timelines and character of annie / lilian mystified me and I still have no idea how they ended up blended together or why. The very small genuine supernatural part in a bathroom was silly and didnt match the rest of the book, neither did the scene in the swimming pool. The character of Mark Fletcher was just unbelievable . he had no personality at all, was a gambler, unreliable and cowardly, yet all the women characters cant contain their passion for him. just no. The best character, Madeline, was dumped in a lifeboat then promptly forgotten so Why was she even in the book ? I also hated the change of tense. I loathe present tense and would not have bought the book if Id known it was written this way, but to muddle it with various types of past tense was just beyond irritating. Finally, a dreadful narrator. She has a lovely speaking voice, but voice acting, sorry ms collingwood. you are not good at this, you sound like a sunday school teacher reading bible stories to six year olds.
Save your credit people.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-12-2020

EXCELLENT

I read The Hunger i then i bought the audiobook The Deep.
I read or listened to a few books between.
I listened to Deep a what a story! It a very subtle ghost story, but its excellent.
Based upon a true story & real life passengers (one of the nurses actually served on both the RMS Titanic & the RMS Brittanic)
& the victims are also real.
A very listenable story one which i would fully recommend.

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