A stunning atmospheric novel in the great tradition of Death on the Nile and Patricia Highsmith - 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.
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?
"Thrilling, captivating. Simply stunning. 5 *****." (Daily Express)
"Intoxicating. I loved this book!" (Santa Montefiore)
"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)
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Enthralling story telling at its best
Enthralling, breathtaking, realistic
Witnessing people's prejudices.
I haven't but I will do now.
I felt I was there with the passengers and could feel the emotion as the story unfolded depending on the character we were focussing on.
It's one of the best books I've ever listened to. I loved hearing the different accents of the passengers and being able to identify with them all. I could envisage being on the ship and on shore. It was such a wonderful book, well written and well narrated and I highly recommend it.
very much a story for young femail romantics