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The devastating and thought-provoking tale about female anger, subservience and, ultimately, strength, inspired by a true story
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
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
An intriguing murder-mystery, skilfully written and bursting with colour and life
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
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
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
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!
Combines historical fiction with tremendously gripping entertainment. Who on a ship of convicted women sailing from London to Tasmania is a murderer?
A must-read for lovers of fearless historical fiction, and an examination of the shocking treatment of women in our not-too distant past
Nerves fray, alliances form, and love blooms in this fast paced, well-written novel. This is a great page-turner!