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Dangerous Women

It’s been crazy in Texas this week and I almost didn’t get this posted. We’ve had power on for over 14 hours so I’m typing quickly! I think I’m going to have to write a book about energy brokers who don’t have a clue to life, but really, we’re fine and I’m on day 3 of my Netflix/Amazon Prime withdrawal.

Speaking a dangerous women, you can take your choice- today’s book is historical and a great mystery. This story is like a cruise ship for convicts and just when it’s getting interesting someone gets murdered. Dangerous Women is based on a true story and the quilt the women make is actually on display in Australia. Read my review under the description and don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a signed paperback copy of Murder of a Good Man coming out with Harlequin.

More about Dangerous Women

Nearly two hundred condemned women board a transport 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?

My Review

A group of women who have committed crimes like stealing are put on the ship Rajah and will be given a new life in Australia in the year 1841. In this debut novel, Hope Adams gives us a fascinating look at the prisoners and the reasons they committed their crimes and then takes it one step further when there is a murder onboard. At this point, Dangerous Women went from a historical novel to a heck of a whodunnit. There were plenty of suspects and reasons for the murder with a cryptic clue stitched into a quilt scrap. The matron of these women decides making a quilt while being aboard ship for over one hundred days would be a great way to give them a positive endeavor and get to know each woman. A member of the quilt group is murdered and suddenly the seven women involved became potential murderers. Excellent story! 5 Stars

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