Review of ‘Sea Sick’

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When his partner was killed by a thug, police officer Jack Wardsley’s life came to a crushing halt. After killing those responsible for his partner’s death, he descended into a spiral of anger and violence. His superiors, after covering up his crime, send him on a cruise to get his life back together before the send him out to pasture.

Aboard the Spirit of Kirkpatrick, Jack is attempting to come to terms with his empty life when a virulent illness springs up among the passengers, turning them into blood thirsty zombies, and Jack finds himself repeating the same day over and over again. Confused and frightened, Jack discovers that he is not the only one who is aware of the events unfolding around him. A beautiful, but treacherous member of the ship’s crew, a Romany who is immune from whatever spell that has affected almost everyone else, she holds a fascinating attraction for Jack, and in the course of time, tells him of a mysterious ‘path walker’ who is resetting time for some unfathomable reason.

Jack’s world is turned upside down as he strives to discover what is truly going on, and what he learns is horror beyond human imagining.

Sea Sick by Iain Rob Wright is a novel of horror and suspense that will keep you turning pages until the final, explosive climax. Despite a number of grammatical and stylistic glitches, and a bit too much purple prose in places, this is still a story that horror fans will find entertaining—if you like having your blood chilled.

The theme, though lacking somewhat in logical flow especially at the end, is worth four stars, but the overwriting and poor grammar forces me to give it only three stars overall.

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