Alma Katsu - The Deep
From her 2011 debut, The Taker, to her recent The Hunger, Katsu has made the genre of chilling historical fiction her own. Writing on the edge of fact, fantasy, and an uncanny gothic/psychological darkness, in her new novel she reimagines the 1911 sinking of the Titanic and the 1914 loss of the Britannic through the experience of Annie Hebbley. On board the luxury liner as a maid, Annie manages to survive, and three years later, working as a nurse on a hospital ship, she encounters another Titanic survivor. As she re-experiences the eerie events that plagued the ship from the moment it set sail, she faces long-buried secrets, feelings—and demons.