The Passenger

3.31 based on 141 ratings & 41 reviews on

Publication date: 03.11.2016
ISBN: 9780230770560
Number of pages: 0


Not all those on board are invited . . .

1941. A German submarine, U-330, patrols the stormy inhospitable waters of the North Atlantic. It is commanded by Siegfried Lorenz, a maverick naval officer who does not believe in the war he is bound by duty and honour to fight in.

U-330 receives a triple-encoded message with instructions to collect two prisoners from a vessel located off the Icelandic coast and transport them to the base at Brest, and British submarine commander, Sutherland, and an Norwegian academic, Professor Bjørnar Grimstad, are taken on board. Contact between the prisoners and Lorenz has been forbidden, and it transpires that this special mission has been ordered by an unknown source, high up in the SS. It is rumoured that Grimstad is working on a secret weapon that could change the course of the war . . .

Then, Sutherland goes rogue, and a series of shocking, brutal events occurs. In the aftermath, disturbing things start happening on the boat. It seems that a lethal, supernatural force is stalking the crew, wrestling with Lorenz for control. A thousand feet under the dark, icy waves, it doesn't matter how loud you scream . . .

In the media

What we have here is a proper scare-your-socks-off horror novel
Financial Times
For Tallis, the darker recesses of the mind hold monsters enough
New York Times Book Review
A darkly joyful ride with creepy and thrilling moments in abundance
The Independent on Sunday on The Forbidden