by Rachel Rhys
- Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Historical Fiction, Thrillers & Suspense
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Life, love, and death at sea
In 1939, young Lily Shepherd boards an ocean liner bound for Australia. She is ready to leave behind the shadows in her past. Complete with music, cocktails, and fancy dress balls, the voyage shows Lily exotic places she’d only dreamed of and enables her to make friends with those above her social station. She even allows herself to hope that a man she couldn’t otherwise have a future with might return her feelings.
But Lily’s newfound friends—toxic, wealthy Eliza and Max; Cambridge graduate Edward; Jewish refugee Maria; fascist George—are also running from their pasts, setting the stage for something sinister. By the time the ship docks, two passengers are dead, war has been declared, and Lily’s life is changed irrevocably.
“Thrilling, seductive, and utterly absorbing.”—Paula Hawkins
“A gorgeously atmospheric read. Prepare to be transported.”—Ruth Ware
“Rhys captures the essence of the era, class structure, prejudice and fear of war through the eyes of her flawed characters.... [A] tale to savor.”—RT Book Reviews
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||January 9, 2018|