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Deadly Cruise

A Rachel Prince Mystery, Book 2
Narrated by: Alex Lee
Series: Rachel Prince Mystery, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Just when you thought it was safe to cruise again....

PC Rachel Prince returns to cruising after giving evidence in a difficult trial. She wants to recharge her batteries and reevaluate her future after receiving threats from the man she helped put away.

Taking Queen cruises up on their offer of a free luxury cruise aboard the Coral Queen, she opts for a sailing to New York.

Rachel's best friend and cruise nurse, Sarah is also returning to the ship to start a new nine-month contract so the timing is perfect.
Almost immediately, Rachel meets a cruise tour leader who invites her to join him and his Russian group for some of their planned activities. These activities should help pass the time during the sea days.

A crew member is found dead in his cabin - could this be another mystery brewing? Rachel's eagle eye spots some curious goings on among the Russian tour group that she finds enticing. Chief Security Officer Waverley wants Rachel to leave things alone - will she listen?

Sarah has problems of her own as conflict develops in the medical team when a new nurse is brought in at short notice.

Rachel can't resist doing a bit of snooping, but will she get to the bottom of a mysterious death and untangle this complex case before they reach New York?

©2018 Dawn Brookes (P)2019 Dawn Brookes

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Book 2


I enjoyed the first book and so I downloaded the second book in the series.
It's a sweet and cozy mystery, with suspense and drama. Something for everyone.

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Deadly Cruise

The audiobook is as entertaining and suspenseful as the first book in the series. I am looking forward to the next audio book

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Cozy mystery

I loved the first book so I had to get my hands on the second. I have to admit that it did not hook me as a cruise to murder. However, as the book progressed I started to get into it. I figured out who did it but the author pulled the rug from under me towards the end. Was not expecting it.
There were more characters in this book then the previous one so it took a while to remember who was who but I loved it. There is a lot of twists and turns in this book compared to the first.
Can't wait to read/listen the third book.
It is a clean read so it suitable for all.

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  • Liv
  • Los Angeles metro-area
  • 05-16-19

Quick and entertaining mystery at sea novel!

I recently saw the old Columbo movie mini series that took place with him solving a murder on a cruise ship. I'm a total detective mystery genre junkie, but I normally prefer to consume those stories in a visual format - i.e. television and movie. For the last several months, I've been on such a detective mystery series and movie kick that when the opportunity came along to read this mystery at sea novel, I jumped on it. And boy am I ever glad I did!

Rachel and her best friend Sarah find themselves caught up in a murder of not one but two people on board the cruise ship. It's a week long cruise, and the story's pacing reflected that very well. I was close but not quite 100% correct in guessing whodunnit.

I also really enjoyed Alex Lee's audiobook narrating style. My ears enjoyed hearing the various accents she was able to do so smoothly. She was also very good at doing both male and female character voices which was a huge relief to me.

I'm excited to now go back and listen to Rachel's first eventual cruise ship adventure in A Cruise For Murder.

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Wonderful

This was a wonderful book to listen to. It has a great combination of mystery,suspense and humor. The narrator reads the book in a way that flows nicely and brings each character to life.

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Another fantastic story in the life of Rachel Prince!

Rachel Prince is off on a much needed vacation, after a run-in with a thug and the ensuing court case. She is using her ‘freebie’ for another cruise on the ship where her bff, Sara, is a nurse. But wouldn’t you know it, day 1 on the cruise and a crew member is dead under suspicious circumstances, and then a Russian passenger. Can Rachel use her sleuthing skills to catch a killer? Lots of plot twists and turns that will keep you guessing...including a Russian group that’s acting suspiciously. One thing’s for sure...you will never guess who’s behind the murders. Another ‘sit on the edge of your seat’ story with excellent narration. Definitely a must read-listen if you love murder mysteries.
I voluntarily accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I enjoyed the first book, but, this one missed the mark. The characters and plot are flat and uninteresting. I couldn't force myself to finish it.

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  • TerryHeth
  • 05-18-19

Fun listen

And book 2! Goodness me these cruises would wear me out, but! I’d still go coz they’d be amazing
A lovely relaxing break to catch up with friends. Turns into a hunt for missing people & eyes in the back of the head for other people!
Book 1 was fun (yes I know death intrigue but it was fun) this is just as good & we get to know the characters more.
Narration was great, again kept the story ticking well & interesting.
Def worth listening to or to read.

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 05-17-19

Great series

I love the fact that this series is set on a cruise ship. The mystery was cleverly thought out and there were plenty of red herrings to keep me questioning and guessing. I thought I had it all figured out but I was completely surprised in the final scenes.
The narrator does an excellent job and the book is very easy to listen to. I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reading audio copy.

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 05-14-19

Super

First and foremost I must give a standing ovation to the voice talents of Alex Lee. She has the most divine BBC accent and listening to her speak the English language is balm for my soul. It's not an easy task voicing Rachel and Sarah, who are both white, middle class, young women from similar backgrounds and with a similar level of education. Yet somehow Ms Lee manages to make both voices distinct, as well as voicing accents and men; she really is a talented voice actor of the highest calibre. I feel Ms Lee could read out the phone directory and make it sound interesting. Luckily for us listeners she is not reading the telephone book but a wonderful story penned by the author Dawn Brookes. I had heard book 1, although I'm not sure if that's entirely necessary and book 2 probably works well as a standalone. Rachel Prince, police officer, is taking a well earned break on the cruise ship where her best friend works as a nurse. This isn't her first cruise and whether she'll take a 3rd remains to be seen. Whether she does or doesn't, I won't be going with her - she's a danger magnet! But she's so delightful with it. I think I pointed it out in the first book but in my opinion it's such an attractive part of these stories it warrants another mention. For me, the best part of Rachel is she doesn't exist in a vacuum as so many other central characters do. She has parents, friends, a boyfriend and she has to consider them before she makes decisions. The murder-mystery aspect of Deadly Cruise is clever and well laid out. There are enough clues for the reader to collect if they want to attempt to unmask the villain. I learned a great deal about cruise ships that I never knew and the work that goes in to giving passengers an enjoyable experience. The story has a satisfactory conclusion and although I guess it would be found under the genre of 'cosy mystery', it never comes across as twee or syrupy. I had felt quite stressed when I started this book due to a series of aggravating factors in my own life and Dawn Brookes' book managed to engage my brain sufficiently to keep it off my troubles. The tale and its reading was a captivating and relaxing 6 and a half hours, which I am thrilled to recommend most highly.

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  • TG
  • 05-12-19

Book 2, enjoyable

The second book in the series and good threads from the first but you do not have to know the first as this could also be stand alone. Likeable characters. Probably comes under a cozy mystery but with a bit more bite. Enjoyable

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  • Simon Gibson
  • 05-05-19

Cruise and Crime a Deadly Combination.

This is a very bubbly, fast paced, well written crime drama set during a cruise. The plot has several strands which our detective on leave begins to unpick. There are several well depicted characters and several twists and turns. The novel has a hugely unexpected ending which is fitting for this highly enjoyable and well narrated book.