Lost Solace by Karl Drinkwater

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My review for Lost Solace by Karl Drinkwater, 5/5 stars.
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This is another horror writer who has branched out into different genre, and yet again I was bowled over by this book. I’m a self-confessed Star Trek/Doctor Who geek, with a bit of Alien thrown in as well, which is probably why I loved it so much!

Lost Solace has an action-packed story line that doesn’t let you pause for breath, a flawed, female protagonist who you can’t help liking, and a ship AI that seems almost human. For most of the book, these two are the only characters as the story plays out in real time, but their interactions and dialogue are so cleverly written that you don’t even notice.

Even though we don’t know anything about Opal at the beginning, her strong character, sense of humour, and moral judgement shine through immediately. We join the story as Opal, having hacked the onboard AI and given it the name and voice of Clarissa, an unknown person who we learn about at the end, is about to go aboard the Lost Ship in search of…something. But things don’t seem right on the ship, and Opal has the feeling she is not alone.

The tension throughout the book is unrelenting, and keeps you turning the pages. I have read several of Karl’s horror stories, and he is definitely the master of keeping you on the edge of  your seat! The ending leaves a few unresolved questions, which I hope will be answered in the next book! Well written and well edited, with a beautiful cover as well, I highly recommend this book.

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