Dangerous Women

Dangerous Women

The Compelling and Beautifully Written Mystery About Friendship, Secrets and Redemption


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The devastating and thought-provoking tale about female anger, subservience and, ultimately, strength, inspired by a true story

London, 1841.

Two hundred Englishwomen file aboard the RAJAH, the ship that will take them 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 their number is a secret killer, fleeing justice.

When a woman is mortally wounded, the hunt is on for the culprit.

But who would attack one of their own, and why?

Based on a true story, Dangerous Women is a sweeping tale of confinement, loss, love and, above all, hope in the unlikeliest of places.

© Hope Adams 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021


  • Beautifully written, Hope Adams has woven together an epic sea voyage with an intriguing murder mystery to make an unputdownable read
    Katie Fforde

About the author

Hope Adams

Hope Adams was born in Jerusalem and spent her early childhood in many different countries, including Nigeria and British North Borneo. She now lives near Cambridge. She has written books for children and adults as Adèle Geras.
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