Dangerous Crossing

Dangerous Crossing

A Novel

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Baker & Taylor
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.

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Hoping to start over in Australia on the eve of World War II, young Lily Shepherd enjoys a magical voyage of entertainments and exotic stops while bonding with high-society passengers, a situation that is complicated by her growing love for a man far above her station, the secrets of her newfound friends and an untimely double murder.

Simon and Schuster
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 Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10, pre-war tension and forbidden romance abound, and not everyone will survive the journey…

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.

Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 2018
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781501162725
Branch Call Number: FIC RHY
Characteristics: 358 pages ;,24 cm


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Oct 21, 2018

I borrowed this book because the reviews I read on it were good. I did not like the book and did not finish it. I didn't like the characters very much, Lilly had no backbone, the Campbells were a strange couple and Edward was a weakling. The story take place in 1939 pre WW2, the people are on a ship going from England to Australia. It just was not interesting to me.

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