The Devil and the Dark Water is an adventure, a mystery, a supernatural tale, and a historical thriller! When I picked this up, I really was expecting a historical mystery set on a ship. What I got was so much more. This was an exciting and compelling read. I loved the setting on the ship and Arent and Sara were two sleuth's that I kept rooting for. This is the perfect read for those enjoy more atmospheric reads and for those who don't mind a bit of the supernatural.