Review of The Blue by Lucy Clarke (ebook)


 

 

The Blue by Lucy Clarke

 

In the tradition of Alex Garland’s The Beach, a spine-tingling adventure novel about a group of friends whose journey around the world on a yacht turns from a trip to paradise into a chilling nightmare when one of them disappears at sea.

A group of friends.
A yacht.
And a disappearance-at-sea that turns paradise into a chilling nightmare.

Lana and her best friend Kitty leave home looking for freedom—and that’s exactly what they find when they are invited onto The Blue, a fifty-foot yacht making its way from the Philippines to New Zealand. The crew is made up of a group of young travellers bitten by wanderlust, and it doesn’t take long for Lana and Kitty’s dream of sea-bound romance to turn into reality.

Both women fall under the hypnotic spell of The Blue, spending their days exploring remote islands and their rum-filled nights relaxing on deck beneath the stars. But when one of their friends disappears overboard after an argument with another crewmember, the dark secrets that brought each of them aboard start to unravel.

At turns gorgeously scenic and entirely haunting, The Blue is a page-turning thriller about friendship, freedom and wanting to leave the past behind.

 

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This book takes place at different time periods. There is then and now and it goes back and forth. We know early on that The Blue had some issues and we find out about those a bit later. The story is told by Lana. She and Kitty have been best friends since they were kids. They bonded over the fact that both their moms had died. They did everything together. Lana finds out that her dad lied to her about something big and Kitty’s acting career isn’t doing well. So they decide to travel to the Philippines. While there, they meet a group of people and drink with them. They find out that they’re all living on a yacht. They decide to go and everything is great for awhile. But little things start bothering Lana and she feels like she’s being lied to. And then a member goes over and things get worse from there. Lana leaves, but she stays in New Zealand instead of going back home. She hasn’t talked to anyone in months, but then she finds out more about The Blue and it’s bad.

I gave this book four stars. I wasn’t too invested in the beginning, but then it got harder to put down as the book continued on.

 

Have you read this?  Is it on your TBR?

 

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