Deep Sleep tells the story she always wanted to tell. Not so much the tale of the Titanic, but of its rescue ship, the Carpathia and the controversial third ship in the scenario, the Californian whose captain was accused of leaving the sinking ship’s passengers to drown. The lives of those on the Titanic hinged on the tying of a shoelace and the taking of a nap -- two tiny details that made all the difference and dictated the actions of Captains Arthur Rostron and Stanley Lord – the men responsible for the rescue. One rushed to save those drowning, while the other, to his life-long dishonour, appeared to turn his back on the whole disaster. But nothing is ever what it seems and some said the shame rested with those who accused Captain Lord unfairly in deliberate defiance of the facts. It is an astounding story that gets right to the bottom of the Titanic and beyond. Here, the careers of these two captains are laid bare to uncover who was to blame, who was to benefit, and to what depths some were prepared to sink when it came to cover-ups, cowardice and courage. In this novel, all that went wrong is revealed.