Salt, by Colin Barnes is about the survivors of a worldwide catastrophe. Imagine a world where all you see is water, where society is hanging on by a thread, where even salt can prove deadly by spreading a virus. This is the world we are introduced to in Salt. Our main heroine, Eva, was formerly a police detective before the flood came that wiped out all of civilization. Having lost her daughter and the rest of her family to the storms, each day that she exists is a memory of what she has lost.
The society aboard the flotilla is understandably fractured and tension exists on all sides. The Captain, Jim has his hands full holding the crew together and avoiding death attempts. When a murder takes place aboard the ship, it’s clear that nothing will be the same. Captain Jim asks Eva to take over the mystery and solve what has happened. What follows is an adventure and a race against time to save their lives. Enemies and friends soon mean nothing aboard the ship. Will everyone get out alive? Is this the end of the human race?
If you enjoy mystery and intrigue you will like this book set in post-apocalyptic Earth. I give it a solid 4/5 stars for a good story that was not too predictable.
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.