This book has been on my radar for a couple of months now and I am so excited to read a book about nonconventional women! And when I say nonconventional, I mean criminals and murderers.
I adore historical thrillers and this one sounds like it’s going to be one that historical fiction fans want to have on their nightstands! Author Hope Adams has written a couple of other romance novels but this one sounds like it’s going to have a little more grit to it and I cannot wait to see how this one is received by audiences!
Having already received a lot of advanced praise, this one is high up on my TBR. If you are looking for a historical thriller featuring an exotic location and nonconventional women then this book needs to be on your radar! Keep reading for all the details and where you can pick up a copy for yourself!
Nearly two hundred condemned women on board a sailing ship bound for Australia. One of them is a murderer. From debut author Hope Adams comes a thrilling novel based on the 1841 voyage of the convict ship Rajah, about confinement, hope, and the terrible things we do to survive.
London, 1841. One hundred eighty Englishwomen file aboard the Rajah, embarking on a three-month voyage to the other side of the world.
They’re daughters, sisters, mothers–and convicts.
Transported for petty crimes.
Except one of them has a deadly secret, and will do anything to flee justice.
As the Rajah sails farther from land, the women forge a tenuous kinship. Until, in the middle of the cold and unforgiving sea, a young mother is mortally wounded, and the hunt is on for the assailant before he or she strikes again.
Each woman called in for question has something to fear: Will she be attacked next? Will she be believed? Because far from land, there is nowhere to flee, and how can you prove innocence when you’ve already been found guilty? (Summary from Goodreads)