With its intoxicating mix of murder mystery and a fateful love story, A Dangerous Crossing is an enthralling novel in the great tradition of Agatha Christie and Patricia Highsmith.
1939, Europe on the brink of war: Lily Shepherd leaves England on an ocean liner bound for Australia, escaping her life of drudgery for new horizons.
She is instantly seduced by the world onboard: cocktails, black-tie balls and beautiful sunsets. Suddenly, Lily finds herself mingling with people who would otherwise never give her the time of day.
But soon she realizes her glamorous new friends are not what they seem. The rich and hedonistic Max and Eliza Campbell, mysterious and flirtatious Edward and fascist George are all running away from tragedy and scandal even greater than her own.
And by the time the ship docks in Sydney, two passengers are dead, war has been declared, and life will never be the same again . . . “For weeks, the ship has been like a world within itself, a vast floating city outside the normal rules . . .”
About the Author
Rachel Rhys is the pen-name of a successful psychological suspense author. A Dangerous Crossing is her debut novel under this name. The story is inspired by a real diary which the author discovered by accident while helping her mother move house. It was written with care and attention by a servant girl who travelled from England to Australia on a cruise liner in the late 1930s.
A Dangerous Crossing is due to be published around the world. Rachel Rhys lives in North London with her family, including a much-loved dog.
'An exquisite story of love, murder, adventure and dark secrets, Rachel Rhys brings this dangerous crossing brilliantly and beautifully alive' - LISA JEWELL
'Thrilling, seductive, utterly absorbing.' - PAULA HAWKINS
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 3rd April 2017
Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.3 x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.47