Alma Katsu will sign and discuss The Deep (Putnam; $27).
Alma Katsu is the author of The Hunger, The Taker, The Reckoning, and The Descent. She has been a signature reviewer for Publishers Weekly and a contributor to The Huffington Post. She is a graduate of the master's writing program at the Johns Hopkins University and received her bachelor's degree from Brandeis University. Prior to the publication of her first novel, Katsu had a long career as a senior intelligence analyst for several U.S. agencies and is currently a senior analyst for a think tank. She lives outside of Washington, D.C., with her husband.
Author photo: © Suzette Niess
My 2020 reading has started off with two excellent supernatural thrillers. The Chill by Scott Carson and now The Deep by Alma Katsu. I loved 2018's The Hunger. And this is an excellent follow up to that.
Imagine that the Titanic is haunted. Passengers feel it. Unexplained things happen and tension builds to that fateful night. One of the survivors, Annie Hebbly, has little memory of it all. A few years, she is hired on the sister ship Britannic, now converted to a hospital ship. The unexplained things start to happen again. Has it been Annie all along?
Atmospheric. Creepy. I loved it. I hope she continues to write stories based on real events, I love them. Highly recommended! Also a contender for this year's Top 10! It's only January! - Sally
As featured in The New York Times Book Review Summer Reading Issue
"Supernatural suspense at its finest...The best thing about The Hunger is that it will scare the pants off you."--The New York Times Book Review
"Deeply, deeply disturbing, hard to put down, not recommended reading after dark."--Stephen King