Reviews

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

    Katie Fforde
  • A gorgeous and compelling story with vibrant characters. I was fascinated by the novel's inspiration and the real life story of the Rajah Quilt

    Rachel Hore
  • An intriguing murder-mystery, skilfully written and bursting with colour and life

    Lucy Atkins, author of Magpie Lane
  • Dazzling. Adams takes the fascination 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, innocent and second chances

    Emma Rous, author of The Au Pair
  • Well-written, engaging and thoroughly compelling. I love it when forgotten histories are brought to light, and touch the reader so that they immediately want to know more

    Elizabeth Chadwick
  • A fabulous, page-turning novel that kept me gripped. Bringing together murder, convicts and patchwork quilting - all aboard a ship bound for Australia - it's impossible not to become engaged with these women and their individual plights - especially once everyone becomes a suspect

    Jane Harris, author of The Observations
  • A ship of convict women - all with their secrets - on the way to a new life in a new land, but facing danger all the way - this is a locked room mystery to end all locked room mysteries!

    Sophia Bennett, author of The Windsor Knot
  • Combines historical fiction with tremendously gripping entertainment. Who on a ship of convicted women sailing from London to Tasmania is a murderer?

    Amanda Craig, author of The Golden Rule
  • A must-read for lovers of fearless historical fiction, and an examination of the shocking treatment of women in our not-too distant past

    Alma Katsu, author of The Deep
  • Nerves fray, alliances form, and love blooms in this fast paced, well-written novel. This is a great page-turner!

    Mystery and Suspense Magazine

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