In this ΓÇ£thrilling,seductiveand utterly absorbingΓÇ¥ (Paula Hawkins#1 New York Times bestselling author) historical suspense novel in the tradition of Agatha ChristieΓÇÖs Death on the Nile and Ruth WareΓÇÖs The Woman in Cabin 10pre-war tension and forbidden romance aboundand not everyone will survive the journeyΓÇª The ship has been like a world within itselfa vast floating city outside of normal rules. But the longer the journey continuesthe more confined it is starting to feeldeck upon deckpassenger upon passengerall 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 Essexbound for Australia. She is ready to start anewleaving behind the shadows in her past. The passage proves magicalcomplete with live musiccocktailsand fancy dress balls. With stops at exotic locations along the wayΓÇöNaplesCairoCeylonΓÇöthe voyage shows Lily places sheΓÇÖd only ever dreamed of and enables her to make friends with those above her social stationpeople who would ordinarily never give her the time of day. She even allows herself to hope that a man she couldnΓÇÖt possibly have a future with outside the cocoon of the ship might return her feelings. But Lily soon realizes that sheΓÇÖs not the only one hiding secrets. Her newfound friendsΓÇöthe toxic wealthy couple Eliza and Max; Cambridge graduate Edward; Jewish refugee Maria; fascist GeorgeΓÇöare also running away from their pasts. As the glamour of the voyage fadesthe stage is set for something sinister to occur. By the time the ship dockstwo passengers are deadwar has been declaredand LilyΓÇÖs life will be changed irrevocably.
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