The Blue: A Novel by Lucy Clarke

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The Blue: A Novel Read Online Free - In the tradition of Alex Garland’s The Beach, a spine-tingling adventure novel about a group of friends whose journey around the world on a yacht turns from a trip to paradise into a chilling nightmare when one of them disappears at sea.

A group of friends.
A yacht.
And a disappearance-at-sea that turns paradise into a chilling nightmare.

Lana and her best friend Kitty leave home looking for freedom—and that’s exactly what they find when they are invited onto The Blue, a fifty-foot yacht making its way from the Philippines to New Zealand. The crew is made up of a group of young travellers bitten by wanderlust, and it doesn’t take long for Lana and Kitty’s dream of sea-bound romance to turn into reality.

Both women fall under the hypnotic spell of The Blue, spending their days exploring remote islands and their rum-filled nights relaxing on deck beneath the stars. But when one of their friends disappears overboard after an argument with another crewmember, the dark secrets that brought each of them aboard start to unravel.

At turns gorgeously scenic and entirely haunting, The Blue is a page-turning thriller about friendship, freedom and wanting to leave the past behind.

Title : The Blue: A Novel
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ISBN : 1501116738
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Bill rated it ★★★★★

December 27, 2015

When I hear CSN’s Southern Cross I always tear up. The Blue of the title of this book is a 50 ft. offshore sailing yacht. Had I the chance to join her crew when I was young, I’d have been off like a shot. Hell, I’d be already aboard even now if they’d have me. Even knowing how the voyage will end...

Liz rated it ★★★★★

August 02, 2015

The Blue was a beautifully addictive novel, the tale of a friendship put to the test and a tense psychological thriller with some really great characters. Lana and Kitty have been friends since childhood - both looking to escape home for different reasons, they set off on the trip of a lifetime. W...

Sue rated it ★★★★☆

August 13, 2015

“The Blue” is Lucy Clarke's third novel, but the first novel I have read by this author. In “The Blue”, the author writes about the power of friendship, when faced with many obstacles. The major relationship in this story is between Lana and her best friend Kitty. This novel is a mystery thriller...

Carolyn rated it ★★★★★

August 08, 2015

Lana and Kitty, best friends from childhood escape the doldrums of their lives in England to backpack in Asia. In the Philippines they are invited to join the crew of The Blue, a beautiful yacht sailing lazily through the Pacific islands. The girls are quickly seduced by the magic of the lifestyl...

Blair rated it ★★★★☆

July 21, 2015

Review originally published at Learn This Phrase. The Blue is Lucy Clarke's third novel, following The Sea Sisters (known by the more elegant title Swimming at Night in the US) and A Single Breath. The stories are not officially connected, but might be considered a loose trilogy: they each have...

Erin rated it ★★★★☆

August 04, 2015

“The Blue” was not my first introduction to Lucy Clarke. In fact, I had the pleasure of being able to read “A Single Breath” not that long ago. Both “Blue” and “Breath” clearly illustrate the author’s obvious love for the water and all things oceanic. In “The Blue”, two young women from England,...

Empress Reece (Hooked on Books) rated it ★★★★★

July 16, 2016

Sailing the Ocean Blue.... Damn that was good! My stomach is in knots! I've found a new favorite author and as soon as I finished this one, I bought one of her other books, Swimming at Night. I hope it's just as good!   The Blue is about two girls, Lana and Kitty, who decide to leave their old lif...

Caryn rated it ★★★☆☆

May 18, 2017

Found this slower in some spots than others but all is revealed at the end with a few surprises. Will definitely read more by this author. A good escapist read and perfect for the summer. 3.5.

Sanda rated it ★★★★☆

August 11, 2015 Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get away from your everyday life for a while? Just pick up your bags and sail away into the arms of unexpected adventures? I would think that this would be a dayd...

C.L. rated it ★★★★★

June 08, 2015

Having read and hugely enjoyed Lucy's two previous novels THE SEA SISTERS and A SINGLE BREATH, I was very excited to start her new one, THE BLUE. I wasn't disappointed. Once again she has created a thrilling page turner about love, friendship and loyalty with a compelling mystery woven into its h...

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