Publication Date: August 30, 2012
IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE RELAXING… Police Officer Jack Wardsley’s life ended the moment his partner died, stabbed to death by a deranged druggie. Now, years later, Jack is a changed man, with a head full of secrets driving him insane. His recent record of police brutality and a reputation for not following the rules has prompted his seniors to give him an ultimatum: take a few weeks off, relax, and find some way to let go of all the anger – or else find another job. That’s why Jack is about to board The Spirit of Kirkpatrick, a cruise liner built for relaxation and fun. Pretty soon, however, Jack realises that a little R&R is the last thing he’s ever going to get aboard the cursed ship. There’s a virus onboard, making people insane and bleeding from the eyes. The whole ship is overrun with blood and death, and there is nowhere to escape. But, just when Jack thinks his number is up and that his life is over, he wakes up. The day is exactly the same. In fact everything is the same. Jack is forced to witness the viral outbreak again and again as it ravages the ship and its passengers over and over, day after day. Jack quickly finds himself trapped in a repeating hell. It isn’t be long before Jack realises that there are others onboard just like him – and some of them know more about the situation then they’re letting on.
This is a fantastic HORROR story and the character development was great and the twists and turns were good BUT for me the ending as flat. I was like, “oh no, really!”. I do not regret reading it because it was spooky, creepy, bloody and reminded me of 28 Days Later, so it was a pleasant way to spend an evening if you like that sort of thing and I do.