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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 23/03/2017
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*NOW A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK 2017* Shortlisted for the HWA Gold Crown 2017 A stunning, atmospheric novel in the great tradition of Death on the Nile and Patricia Highsmith, which tells of a young girl's journey on a cruise liner from England to a new life on the brink of the Second World War. 'Thrilling, captivating. Simply stunning' Daily Express 5 ***** 'An exquisite tale of love, murder and dark secrets' LISA JEWELL `Intoxicating. I loved this book!' SANTA MONTEFIORE 'An utter treat . . . a glorious mix of proper old-school glamour and a labyrinthine plot full of class war, politics and sexual tension . . . A masterful storyteller.' VERONICA HENRY ***************************** England, September 1939 Lily Shepherd boards a cruise liner for a new life in Australia and is plunged into a world of cocktails, jazz and glamorous friends. But as the sun beats down, poisonous secrets begin to surface. Suddenly Lily finds herself trapped with nowhere to go ... Australia, six-weeks later The world is at war, the cruise liner docks, and a beautiful young woman is escorted onto dry land in handcuffs. What has she done? *************************************** Candis magazine BOOK OF THE MONTH Red Magazine PICK OF THE MONTH: 'Think Patricia Highsmith on the seas' Prime Magazine pick of SIX INTRIGUING READS 'Bag a copy of this Daphne du Maurier-style debut!' Press Association 'Thrilling, seductive, utterly absorbing.' PAULA HAWKINS, author of The Girl on The Train 'A gorgeously atmospheric read, prepare to be transported . . .' RUTH WARE, author of The Woman in Cabin 10 'Completely compelling and atmospheric. I absolutely loved it' JANE FALLON, Author of MY SWEET REVENGE 'What a world of glamour, uncertainty and intrigue! . . . It is a gem of a book' COLETTE MCBETH, author of The Life I Left Behind

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857524706
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An exquisite story of love, murder, adventure and dark secrets, Rachel Rhys brings this dangerous crossing brilliantly and beautifully alive" * LISA JEWELL, Author of THE GIRLS *
"Intoxicating. I loved this book!" * SANTA MONTEFIORE *
"An utter treat . . . a glorious mix of proper old-school glamour and a labyrinthine plot full of class war, politics and sexual tension . . . Rhys writes with such conviction . . . a masterful storyteller." * VERONICA HENRY, author of FINDING LOVE IN A BOOKSHOP *
"Quite extraordinary . . . Beautiful, captivating and I desperately did not want the journey to end." * EMMA KAVANAGH, author of THE MISSING HOURS *
"Completely compelling and atmostpheric. I absolutely loved it." * JANE FALLON, author of MY SWEET REVENGE *
"Completely compelling and atmostpheric. I absolutely loved it." * JANE FALLON, author of MY SWEET REVENGE *
"A sumptuous and thrilling read which reminded me of Daphne du Maurier. It captivates you in its spell right until the end. I loved it." * KATE HAMER, author of THE GIRL IN THE RED COAT *
"Utterly gripping . . . I loved Lily and the sumptuous detail of her onboard world with its constant undercurrent of tension and mystery. It's a brilliant evocation of the time" * ELIZABETH ENFIELD *
"This a proper old fashioned tale of thwarted romance, impossible glamour, murder and mayhem on the high seas. The most enjoyable bout of cabin fever I've ever had . . . The pages turn themselves." * LIZ NUGENT, author of LYING IN WAIT *
"Thrilling, seductive, utterly absorbing." * PAULA HAWKINS, author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN *
"What a world of glamour, uncertainty and intrigue! I was immersed from the very first page. And the sense of time and place is so convincing, the voice so perfect, I felt as if I had made the crossing myself. It is a gem of a book" * COLETTE MCBETH, author of THE LIFE I LEFT BEHIND *
"A gorgeously atmospheric read, prepare to be transported . . ." * RUTH WARE, Author of THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 *
"Rachel Rhys has created a sumptuous world, rich in character and description. Possessing a rare talent for observation and detail, she has perfectly drawn this pre-war passage to Australia. For a few days it was as if I was a passenger on that ship myself. I loved it." * Amanda Jennings, author of IN HER WAKE *
"A book to lose yourself in. I loved it!" * LIZ FENWICK, author of UNDER A CORNISH SKY *
"Well plotted, absorbing read with a whiff of Agatha Christie" * Woman and Home *
"'Hot Tickets' Pick of the Week" * Hello Magazine *

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“Glamour, cocktails, beautiful locations - a first class read!”

It's July 1939 and over the course of five weeks we follow Lily Shepherd as she travels from England to Australia aboard ocean liner Orontes. A lot can happen in five weeks, friendships can be made and broken,... More

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“A Compelling Read”

This novel is a drama suspense of which I thoroughly enjoyed.  With beautiful, languid story-telling, I was completely absorbed into the world of Lily Shepherd, on passage aboard the liner, Orontes, to a new adventure... More

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“Rich with detail and atmosphere”

An enthralling historical crime novel, A Dangerous Crossing is set in 1939, just before the Second World War broke out, on an ocean liner travelling from England to Australia, stopping at various exotic locations on... More

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