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A Dangerous Crossing

(2017)
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In this "thrilling, seductive, and utterly absorbing" (Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author) historical suspense novel in the tradition of Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile and Ruth Ware's The Woman in Cabin 10, pre-war tension and forbidden romance abound, and not everyone will survive the journey...

The ship has been like a world within itself, a vast floating city outside of normal rules. But the longer the journey continues, the more confined it is starting to feel, deck upon deck, passenger upon passenger, all of them churning around each other without anywhere to go...

1939: Europe is on the brink of war when young Lily Shepherd boards an ocean liner in England, bound for Australia. She is ready to start anew, leaving behind the shadows of her past. The passage proves magical, complete with live music, cocktails, and fancy-dress balls. With stops at exotic locations along the way - Naples, Cairo, Ceylon - the voyage shows Lily places she's only ever dreamed of and enables her to make friends with those above her social station, people who would not ordinarily mingle with her. She even allows herself to hope that a man she couldn't possibly have a future with outside the cocoon of the ship might return her feelings.

But Lily soon realizes that she's not the only one hiding secrets. Her newfound friends - the toxic wealthy couple Eliza and Max; Cambridge graduate Edward; Jewish refugee Maria; fascist George - are also running away from their pasts. As the glamour of the voyage fades, the stage is set for something sinister to occur. By the time the ship docks, two passengers are dead, war has been declared, and Lily's life is irrevocably changed.

"A vividly descriptive ride" (Marie Claire) with a "jaw-dropping ending" (RT Book Reviews, Top Pick), Dangerous Crossing is a transporting and "gorgeously atmospheric" (Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author) story for the ages.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Completely compelling and atmospheric. I absolutely loved it." - Jane Fallon

"A book to lose yourself in." - Liz Fenwick

"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

"Thrilling, seductive, utterly absorbing." - Paula Hawkins

"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

"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

"An exquisite story of love, murder, adventure and dark secrets, Rachel Rhys brings this dangerous crossing brilliantly and beautifully alive." - Lisa Jewell

"Quite extraordinary . . . Beautiful, captivating and I desperately did not want the journey to end." - Emma Kavanagh

"What a world of glamour, uncertainty and intrigue! . . . It is a gem of a book." - Colette McBeth

"A proper old-fashioned tale of thwarted romance, impossible glamour, murder and mayhem on the high seas . . . The pages turn themselves." - Liz Nugent

"A gorgeously atmospheric read, prepare to be transported . . ." - Ruth Ware


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Title: Dangerous Crossing (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
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Audio Editions

September 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: Dangerous Crossing
Author(s): Rachel Rhys
ISBN: 1-78782-189-7 / 978-1-78782-189-7 (UK edition)
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September 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: Dangerous Crossing
Author(s): Rachel Rhys
ISBN: 1-78782-190-0 / 978-1-78782-190-3 (UK edition)
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Title: Dangerous Crossing: A Novel
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