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Dangerous Women

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Dangerous Women by Hope Adams
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Feb 16, 2021 | ISBN 9780593099575

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“Hope Adams has skilfully patched a murder mystery into a historical event – the 1841 voyage of the convict ship Rajah from London to Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania)….Masterful plotting, well-drawn characters, and a plausible balance of despair for what was left behind and optimism for what lies ahead add up to an immensely satisfying read.”
The Guardian (UK)

“…th[is] story is one you won’t be able to put down once you get past the first wave (pun intended).”

“A perfect recreation of a unique moment in time. An examination of the shocking treatment of women in our not-too distant past. Hope Adams’ Dangerous Women is a must-read for lovers of fearless historical fiction.”
Alma Katsu, author of The Deep and The Hunger

“A dazzling novel. Adams takes the fascinating history of a convict ship and brings it to life in a captivating story filled with intrigue and dark secrets. An immensely satisfying tale of guilt, innocence and second chances.”
Emma RousUSA Today bestselling author of The Au Pair

“A historical episode artfully adapted in a bleak tale that offers glimmers of hope for women discarded by society.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Adams’s debut transforms an actual 19th-century sea voyage into a striking personal drama. Readers who like their historical mysteries well-grounded in real history will be rewarded.”
Publishers Weekly

“Basing her novel on fact, Adams draws from the actual ship’s logs to create an intriguing story…This variant of the locked-room murder will appeal to readers who enjoy historical fiction centered on women’s lives.”

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