The Last Passenger by Will Dean [8/10]

English novelist Will Dean, now living in Sweden, revels in off-the-wall plots, and The Last Passenger will, I am certain, amaze you. When a blancmange British woman wakes after her first night on a luxury 1,000-passenger transatlantic cruise ship with her unexpected new boyfriend, she finds herself alone, steaming ahead on an unpiloted ship. Whether you can tolerate such a wild beginning will influence your enjoyment, but the author’s clever craft, mixing in-the-moment veracity with plot gyration after gyration, should speedily conquer you. The Last Passenger rockets along at warp speed, and a final out-there twist adds to a captivating one-sitting read.

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