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Dangerous crossing : a novel, Rachel Rhys

Label
Dangerous crossing : a novel
Title
Dangerous crossing
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Rhys
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Servants and socialites sip cocktails side by side on their way to new lives 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 Ken Follett's Night Over Water. 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 Essex, bound for Australia. She is ready to start anew, leaving behind the shadows in 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'd only ever dreamed of and enables her to make friends with those above her social station, people who would ordinarily never give her the time of day. 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 will be changed irrevocably
  • 1939. Lily Shepherd boards an ocean liner in Essex, bound for Australia. She is ready to start anew, leaving behind the shadows in her past. Nights provide live music, cocktails, and fancy dress balls; days include stops at exotic locations. Lily allows herself to hope for a future with a man who seems to return her feelings. But Lily is not the only one hiding secrets, and as the glamour of the voyage fades, the stage is set for something sinister to occur
Summary
On board an ocean liner bound for Australia on the eve of World War II, Lily Shepherd enjoys exotic stops while bonding with high-society passengers, a situation that is complicated by her growing love for a man far above her station and an untimely double murder
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10616336
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rhys, Rachel
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Cruise ships
  • Ocean travel
  • Social classes
  • Secrecy
  • Cruise ships
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
Dangerous crossing : a novel, Rachel Rhys
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain in 2017 by Doubleday, an imprint of Transworld Publishers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781501162732
Lccn
2016052124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
(OCoLC)974430722
Label
Dangerous crossing : a novel, Rachel Rhys
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain in 2017 by Doubleday, an imprint of Transworld Publishers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781501162732
Lccn
2016052124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
(OCoLC)974430722

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