Dangerous Crossing

Dangerous Crossing : The captivating Richard & Judy Book Club 2017 page-turner

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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


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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?

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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
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 33mm | 500g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • DOUBLEDAY
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857524704
  • 9780857524706
  • 380,723

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"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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About Rachel Rhys

RACHEL RHYS is the pen-name of a successful psychological suspense author. A Dangerous Crossing is her debut under this name and is inspired by a real life account of a 1930s ocean voyage. A Dangerous Crossing is due to be published around the world. Rachel Rhys lives in North London with her family.
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Review Text

"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"
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1,900 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 26% (497)
4 38% (728)
3 27% (506)
2 6% (120)
1 3% (49)
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