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Dangerous Women Review

Hardcover, 400 pages

Published February 16th 2021 by Berkley


Hope Adams

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My Review

I am impressed with the research the author has put into this book.

This is a fictionalized version of true historical events.

Nearly two hundred women mostly from a underprivileged and

poor background board a transport ship bound for Australia.

These women are on a voyage for almost three months to the other side of the world,

It starts out with one of the women being seriously injured at another's hand, will she survive her attack? Only time will tell. This woman has her young son with her on this voyage.

Each chapter has a woman reminiscing on her past, the good,the bad,the lack of caring they had and what has caused them to commit the petty crimes they are accused of.

One is a murderess, was it justified? It really can be a mind game if you think too hard on it the mental health of these women.

The women are questioned about the vicious attack on the woman, did anyone see it, where they on deck when it happened? A very psychological book delving into the minds of convicted women aboard the convict ship Rajah.

These women where in confinement upon the ship and all carried a secret

that they need to keep to escape justice.

Who is the attacker and will the women have to continue to live in fear?

Highly recommended!

Pub Date 16 Feb 2021

I was given a complimentary copy of this book.

All opinions expressed are my own.

GoodReads Summary

Nearly two hundred condemned women on board a sailing 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?

About The Author

Hope Adams was born in Jerusalem and spent her early childhood in many different countries, such as Nigeria and British North Borneo. She went to Roedean School in Brighton, and from there to St. Hilda's College, Oxford.

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