Fictional Tragedy

While I don’t have a burning need to see the movie Titanic again, I do continue to be fascinated by the true-life stories of the ship. Apparently the fictional stories about tragedies also still resonate with me. I know that because I saw a review for Charlotte Rogan’s new book, THE LIFEBBOAT, and wanted to try it. Check it out:

Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life.

In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying her and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize is over capacity. For any to live, some must die.

As the castaways battle the elements, and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met, and the new life of privilege she thought she’d found. Will she pay any price to keep it?

And I like the cover. It gives me the willies, which is perfect for the book’s subject matter.