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  • Location: Atlantic Ocean

The Last Passenger

The Last Passenger

Why a Booktrail?

2022: This was supposed to be the holiday of a lifetime for Cas. Now she just needs to survive.

  • Genre: Mystery, Suspense

What you need to know before your trail

My phone has no reception, something we’ve been told to expect from time to time out here, and my stomach feels uneasy. Maybe it’s the motion of the waves or maybe it’s the fact that Pete didn’t leave a note or a text. He usually leaves a note with a heart.
I pull on jeans and a jumper and scrunch my hair on top of my head and take my key card and step out into the corridor.
Thirty seconds later it hits me.
All the other cabin doors are wedged open.
Every single one is unoccupied and unlocked.
My heart starts beating harder. I break out into a run. At the end of the long corridor I take a lift down to the Ocean Lobby.
There’s nobody here.
My mouth is dry.
It’s like I’m trapped on a runaway train.
No, this is worse.
The RMS Atlantica is steaming out into the ocean and I am the only person on board.

Travel Guide

RMS Atlantica – from England to New York

Imagine a cruise ship with wonderfulfull -stocked kitchens, a gym, a library, luxury cabins floating out to sea. You’ve sailed from Southampton to New York and it’s going to be a wonderful holiday.

However, this cruise is being driven by master manipulator Will Dean. You wake up and realise that there is noone else on the ship. Walking around the decks, doors of other cabins are open and empty. You race to where the captain is going to be, steering the ship….except there is no one there. This ship is driving itself. You are the only passenger.

The descriptions of the ship, the vast space, the lack of phones and being so cut off from the world are wonderfully evoked. You feel as confused and as anxious as the woman on board. This might be a floating paradise in normal situations but here, it is a gilded cage. Trapped in paradise is still trapped.

Oh and that last line…..(cue evil laugh)

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Last Passenger

Destination: Atlantic Ocean  Author/guide: Will Dean Departure Time: 2022

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