The cover is what caught me on this one - Charlotte Rogan's The Lifeboat is Rogan's debut fiction. I had read fabulous reviews and although I thought it was good - it did not ever "catch" me. HOWEVER, I did keep reading until I conquered it! And I am glad I did - the story is quite different from anything I've read - 40 some people on a lifeboat after their ocean liner has an explosion in the summer of 1914. It is quite a study in psychology and personalities - very intriguing. You see personalities and conflicts explode on this small lifeboat - as well as the overall goodness of man. It culminates with the trial that Grace Winter has to go through after they are rescued as she is charged with murder. Again - an interesting twist on a very different storyline! I just felt it got a little long - although I enjoyed seeing the characters develop, it just didn't do enough to keep me glued to the pages. I would love to hear what others thought though - so if you've read it - leave a comment - maybe I can be convinced otherwise!!