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The Titanic Enigma by Tom West

The Titanic Enigma - Tom West

I bought this book at an airport (in Malta, I think), solely due to the blurb and the word Titanic in the title.
And yesterday, after reading I-don't-know-how-many-romances in a row, I decided to give this one a go, because a change of "scenery" was needed. And you can't go wrong with choosing a suspense/thriller if you're a little tired of romance in your reading.

When I think thriller, I think suspense, edge-of-your-seat action, nail-biting narration, a page-turner. This one was far from any of it, unfortunately. (Or maybe it's just me.)

The narration was slow, the story dragged, when there were passages describing the look of the wreck under the sea, I couldn't help but compare them to purple prose, the characters were bland, the story in 1912 boring...I just didn't feel "the connection", I didn't care what happened next as long as the book ended.

The premise was good, the blurb was fantastic (it's what enticed me to buy the book), yet the delivery failed completely.