A quick read and a story I was familiar with as Jamie has this story on CD so no real surprises. As always these books evoke a real feeling of the characters of the Doctor and Rose, a great way to get that additional fix of them, especially as they are both now gone from the TV series.
The Doctor and Rose are back in London for this story and they arrive after the sinking of a British naval vessel, and as with any Doctor Who story, not everything is quite as it appears. Why are the relatives and loved ones of the drowned sailors seeing visions of them and why are they asking them to help rescue them. Who is the mysterious naval commander in charge of the investigation into the sinking of the ship and why is he accompanied by a U-Boat captain, a Victorian lady and a child?
All of the usual characters are here Jackie, Mickey and as always the Doctor and Rose gather some extra help along the way in the shape of Vida a scientist, Jodie a soldier an American Naval commander and a cleaner. The story also explores some of the impact of Rose leaving with the Doctor and being away for what was only a matter of days to her, but over a year to those she had left behind. What had Mickey Smith been up to with Rose's friend and how did she feel about that.
Not to spoil it, but we always know how it is going to end (which is one reason I like reading them they are a safe way of passing a couple of bedtimes and a guarantee of a happy ending!!) and of course, the Doctor saves the day - with a few scrapes and scratches along the way.
Maybe not the best story in this set of 10 that we have but it keeps up a good standard, an enjoyable read and just what I needed to read when I didn't want to think to hard about what I was reading.
Reading challenge 12/16 - currently reading A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle