Any Agatha Christie fans out there? Good. I think you might enjoy this latest book review.
Death on the Ocean by Martha Fischer is a crime story. It involves Amanda Lipton, an ordinary teacher whose life changes when she wins a million euro on a TV show. With everybody suddenly wanting to be her friend, Amanda decides to board luxury cruise ship, the Belgravia. At first enthralled by the who experience, she soon begins to realise her fellow passengers are not as they seem. When she witnesses what looks like a cold blooded murder, Amanda realises that her own life could be in danger.
First of all, Death on the Ocean is not as dark as the blurb would have you believe. Therefore, if you are more of a thriller reader, this book is not for you. However, if you want more of an easy read and you are a fan of Murder on the Orient Express, it is worth picking up a copy.
There are lots of different characters with different personalities in this book. There is Amanda, who is the most relatable and probably my favourite. I particularly appreciate that the story is told from her point of view. We get to see the characters through her eyes, which provides good insights as Amanda is a very perceptive person. On the flip side, we have Marge who is scatty and dramatic, Daniel who is a playboy, and Neil who is a typical scientist.
Daniel and Neil are somewhat prominent characters in this book as they end up part of a love triangle with Amanda. Don’t worry, this is more of an innocent love triangle than a seedy one. However, its inclusion does mean that Death on the Ocean is sometimes more focused on the love story than the murder mystery.
Overall, this is an enjoyable and quick read even if it is a bit predictable at times. Will you be picking up a copy?
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.