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The Deep by Alma Katsu

I absolutely loved Alma Katsu’s novel about the Donner party. I loved it so much that her latest novel was one of my most-anticipated novels for the year. Unfortunately, The Deep did not live up to my expectations.

For one thing, there are too many narrators. Plus, not one of the narrators is very compelling. Added to that are the many time shifts, and the whole thing is one very disjointed and confusing story. The possession story is not very convincing nor scary, and the scenes on the Titanic do not offer anything new. The whole thing makes for a very disappointing reading experience, not the least because I was so looking forward to it.

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