The Lifeboat, By Charlotte Rogan


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Rogan first tried her hand at fiction while raising triplets. Then at the age of 57, she sent off two manuscripts to an agent. One of them, The Lifeboat, was published and went on to be a huge popular success.

Inspired by the author's own nautical childhood, this gripping debut tells the story of a group of passengers who survive a shipwreck and find themselves on a lifeboat adrift in the middle of the Atlantic. For any of them to survive, someone must die.

The ensuing drama is narrated by Grace Winter, a free-spirited young woman on trial for the murder of the boat's captain.