Dangerous Women by Hope Adams audiobook

Dangerous Women

By Hope Adams
Read by Fenella Woolgar

Penguin Audio
10.29 Hours 1
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Named one of 2021’s Most Anticipated Historical Novels by Oprah Magazine ∙ Cosmopolitan ∙ and more! 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?

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An Oprah Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2021

Named one of 2021’s Most Anticipated Historical Novels by Oprah Magazine ∙ Cosmopolitan ∙ and more! 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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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.” Booklist
“Adams’s debut transforms an actual 19th-century sea voyage into a striking personal drama.” Publishers Weekly
“A historical episode artfully adapted in a bleak tale that offers glimmers of hope for women discarded by society.” Kirkus Reviews
“Adams has skillfully patched a murder mystery into a historical event. 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 (London)

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Author Bio: Hope Adams

Author Bio: Hope Adams

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 10.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English