Lily was leaving England and heading to Australia in order to secure work as a domestic, which she vowed she never wanted to do again.
The ship was huge, exciting, filled with many classes of passengers, and always danger in the air. There were a lot of festivities Lily enjoyed. She also enjoyed a handful of the passengers but some were not pleasant. There always has to be someone to ruin the day or event, right?
Lily never knew who she could really befriend, but she gave it a try. She kept thinking are people always who they seem to be?
She knew Ida wasn't going to be someone she would want to be friends with. Ida was too negative and critical.
Eliza and Max were a bit on the sneaky side if you ask me even though they were very friendly.
George was always grumpy and mean and only wanted to talk about the war that was imminent.
Edward was attentive, but was he really sincere?
Helena seemed to be a good person.
Maria seemed sincere, and shared the love of books with Lily. Her comment seemed to sum up most of the passengers on the ship...everyone seems to be running away from something.
Running away did seem a common theme for the passengers, but Lily couldn't figure out what they were running from, but she knew what she was running from.
DANGEROUS CROSSING had me hooked from the opening sentence. Knowing something was going to happen on the ship that had someone arrested when they docked, kept the mystery and intrigue high as you waited for the event to happen.
There seemed to be a hint of something not right even though the ship was filled with seemingly happy passengers.
DANGEROUS CROSSING was a study of people, their secrets, their lives, and their observations.
I love this era, the clothes, and the must-be-proper etiquette.
Ms. Rhys' marvelous writing and the pull-you-in story line made the book difficult to put down.
Historical fiction fans as well as mystery lovers definitely will want to read DANGEROUS CROSSING.
I completely enjoyed this book from the opening sentence to the last. The story behind how the book became this book is marvelous. 5/5
This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own