I can’t thank the Universe enough for helping me make this year a far better productive one, in terms of reading, than the last year. I am not just reading more, I am also reading better. And one of the books I am really happy and proud about reading this year is The Night Ferry.
About the book
The story starts with a group of sixteen children and four adults killed when a canal ferry drowns. Konrad Simonson and his team are assigned the investigations of this accident that involves one of their own too, one who was investigating a ghastly murder of her own. As they unravel the mystery, one thing leads to another and Konrad and his team risk everything to make the most stunning discovery.
You can read the full blurb here.
The only thing that didn’t work for me with this book is it’s too small font size. It made the read laborious, in spite of the fact that I didn’t want to put this one down!
Everything about this book is great. It’s got a writing style that’s very new to me, and reading a book that is written in the way this one is was an experience for not just the reader in me, but also the aspiring writer in me.
The story starts with a deluge of information and characters and parallel story tracks, which I wasn’t sure I could handle. But as it progresses, the entire narrative merges into one and hooks you like you didn’t think it could.
Honestly, when I started it, I wasn’t sure if would like it as much as I do now.
The writing style is more narration than dialogues, at least in the first half. But what’s amazing is that it isn’t too descriptive or wordy. Infact, I quite enjoyed this writing style and I am looking at reading at least a couple more from the Konrad Simonsen series. This one, by the way, is the sixth book in the series.
It’s been almost a month since I finished reading this book, and I still remember what I felt about it then. I guess that’s really something to say!
I have been looking to diversify the books I read this year and this one has been an amazing addition.
⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 because that font size is 🙆
That said, don’t give up on this one just for the font size. Read it slow, but do read it.
I received a review copy of this book from the lovely team at Bloomsbury India in exchange of a honest review. The views expressed in the post above are solely my own. There has been no monetary transaction involved.