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Publisher's Summary

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?

©2017 Rachel Rhys (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"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)
Red Magazine Pick of the Month
Candis Magazine Book of the Month

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  • Vixter
  • 09-25-17

Enthralling story telling at its best

If you could sum up A Dangerous Crossing in three words, what would they be?

Enthralling, breathtaking, realistic

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Dangerous Crossing?

Witnessing people's prejudices.

Have you listened to any of Katherine Manners’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't but I will do now.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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.

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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.

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  • Cheryl Barham
  • 01-30-18

Narration not to my taste

Narration was not to my taste, I found it very monotonous.
Story was fine, think would have enjoyed it more if I'd read this one.

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  • Cookie Monster
  • 01-17-18

Very well written, very well read

I bought this book because it was on audible's daily deal and was a change to my usual listen.
The characters are well developed and the plot cleverly woven. The ending is also something of a treat. Heartily recommend.

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  • alexander
  • 07-13-17

very much a story for young femail romantics

i regtet that i did not read the synopsis, else i would not have purchased this book which had a very. feminine bias..

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