The stranger in the lifeboat book review by Duffythewriter

An inspirational, moving new novel from the 40 million-copy bestselling author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The stunning new novel from the bestselling author of global phenomenon Tuesdays with Morrie

Adrift in a raft after a terrible shipwreck, ten strangers struggle to survive while they wait for rescue.

After three days, short on water, food and hope, they spot a man floating in the waves.

They pull him on board – and the survivor claims he can save them.

But should they put their trust in him?

Will any of them see home again?

And why did the ship really sink?

The Stranger in the Lifeboat is not only a deeply moving novel about the power of love and hope in the face of danger, but also a mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end.

Duffy’s Thoughts On The Stranger In The Lifeboat

Mitch Albom knows how to write. Fact. I loved Tuesdays with Morrie and The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. However, The Stranger In the Lifeboat could be my favourite.

Ten strangers are adrift in the ocean, having survived a shipwreck. They huddle together and await rescue. They all hope it will be soon. There are rations, but how long will they last, and what happens when the water runs out? Then, out of nowhere, the story takes a turn. A stranger appears in the middle of the ocean, and he is brought aboard the liferaft. The problem is, no one remembers this person being on the ship before it sunk.

Albom writes in a way that draws you into each of the characters, mini-stories all woven together in each chapter to create a moving story with a layer of mystery. Unfortunately, I was left guessing right until the end, and I was left with a book hangover for a couple of days.

A fantastically written book that gave off huge Life of Pi vibes. The Stranger In The Lifeboat is thoroughly enjoyable and will become a treasure for anyone to read. One of my favourite reads of the year!

Available now published by Hachette RRP $34.99

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