Jennifer reviews Titanic:The Lost Child
I first heard about this book on Twitter. I often get my recommendations from there, but I rarely like the books I end up trying. This was an exception.
I loved this book!
Bonnie Dune wove a fascinating tale about passengers on the Titanic and a modern day potential descendant who has to solve the mystery of whether or not she’s related to the lost child, before those who want to keep the secret hidden kill her.
Here’s the back cover blurb:
One bright April day in 1912, six little girls sailed with their families on the "grandest ship ever" - the Titanic - and into the history books. But did one of them actually survive that tragic night?
When young widow Arlisle Shepherd receives an invitation to attend the 100 year anniversary memorial cruise for the descendants of passengers of the ill-fated Titanic, she is more than baffled. She is both suspicious and fearful. Suspicious because she believes she has no Titanic ancestor; fearful because of the threatening phone calls she's been receiving since the unsolved murder of her detective husband a year earlier.
As Arlie's search for her mysterious ancestor takes her deep into her grandmother's secretive past, to elderly chatty neighbors who suddenly refuse to talk, to lonely cemeteries and to increasing threats and suspicious deaths, it also pushes her toward the possibility of once more opening her heart. But - has one of those closest to her betrayed her?
And ultimately - is solving the mystery of her Titanic ancestor worth her life?
*Author's note: Both Zee's and Arlie's stories will continue in sequels to be released in the near future.
The story kept me mesmerized and although I suspected I knew which child she may have been related to, there were so many twists and turns that I was hooked until the end.
My only complaint was that the main character, Arlisle, was a little too accepting of her friends’ desires to keep her in the dark about key information. I would have liked her to be a little stronger and independent, but this desire didn’t keep me from enjoying reading more about her.