On these hot days of summer, you may think it’s safe to cool off in the water. But you may want to reconsider that swimming trip. From wild rivers to the terrors of the deep, these novels are some of the most spine-tingling stories and heart-pounding thrillers to take place on the water. So take the plunge and enjoy these reminders of why sometimes it’s better to stay on land.
This unputdownable thriller follows a group of women struggling to survive after a devastating white-water rafting accident. Isolated and forced to rely on each other and their own inner strength, they must decide whether or not to trust their apparent rescuers who are definitely not all that they seem in this breathless page-turner.
When the aliens come, will they descend from the sky or rise from the sea? In Michael Crichton’s riveting thriller, the ocean’s depths house a giant spacecraft and it’s up to several scientists to determine its origins and what it means for humanity. A claustrophobic tale of paranoia, SPHERE explores our greatest fears and the profound power of science.
Now a series on AMC, THE TERROR is based on the harrowing true story of a doomed attempt to reach the Northwest Passage. Two ships—The HMS Terror and HMS Erebus—are trapped in the ice, and as supplies dwindle and morale disappears, the surviving men can’t help but suspect that there is something evil and terrible stalking them. THE TERROR is an atmospheric and suspenseful historical novel unlike any other.
A chilling and suspenseful thriller, THE TERROR follows a group of men on an expedition to find the Northwest Passage. But fear, desperation, and a growing dread that there is something dangerous stalking them in the snow haunts them throughout. . . . Page Count: 784
Imagine going on a luxurious ocean liner voyage . . . only to discover when you disembark that war has been declared and the world has irrevocably changed. In A DANGEROUS CROSSING, a young woman has this experience when she leaves Britain in 1939 for Australia. As glamorous as the passage seems to be, there are sinister intrigues, deadly secrets, and danger lurking behind every glitzy passenger.
Cthulhu may be the most famous of H. P. Lovecraft’s sea monsters but in this influential novella, you’ll discover just how terrifying the ocean can be. When a young man arrives in the strange town of Innsmouth, he stumbles upon disturbing legends of the Deep Ones and soon realizes that they might not only exist but also be after him.
With intense, powerful, and evocative prose, BLACK WATER follows the final moments of a young woman as she slowly drowns. Based on the infamous Chappaquiddick incident, the story lyrically moves from past to present and back again, crafting a tragic and haunting elegy of a woman at the mercy of the deadly decisions made by a powerful man.
Based loosely on the Chappaquiddick incident that involved longtime U. S. Senator Ted Kennedy, this haunting, lyrical novella is told in flashbacks as a young woman slowly drowns after the car she is in—driven drunkenly by an unnamed senator—crashes into a deep marsh.
JAWS made the great white the stuff of nightmares, but shark aficionados know that there’s one even more terrifying: the megalodon, a 50-foot-long shark that is now extinct—or is it? When a navy diver claims to have seen one in the Mariana Trench, he’s dismissed. But soon one makes it to the surface, unleashing a bloody chain of events in this thriller that will sink its teeth in you.