Dangerous Crossing: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Rhys, Rachel
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Historical
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Published: January 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.25in x 5.31in x 0.90in
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From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*"A vividly descriptive ride from this enticingly mysterious author, leading up to a killer ending we did not see coming."
Review Quote*"Thrilling, seductive, and utterly absorbing."
Review Quote*"A gorgeously atmospheric read. Prepare to be transported."
Review Quote*"Rhys captures the essence of the era, class structure, prejudice and fear of war...Suspense is built from the opening page until the jaw dropping ending due to her sharp plotting. Readers will be completely absorbed in every aspect of the characters' lives, the voyage and two murders. Dangerous Crossing is a tale to savor."
Review Quote*"[Rhys] offers plenty of glamorous atmosphere, period detail, and engaging ports of call along the way to please both historical fiction readers and mystery lovers."
Review Quote*"A seductive novel that grabs readers' attention from the first page and doesn't let go. Rhys beautifully captures each scene during Lily's five-week voyage, combining mystery, intrigue, scandal, and murder. Readers will love it."
Review Quote*"The most compelling mystery here lurks between the lines."
Review Quote*A Richard and Judy Book Club Pick 2017
Review Quote*"A sumptuous and thrilling read. It captivates you in its spell right until the end. I loved it."