Celia Kilbride, in hopes of escaping public attention concerning the arrest of her husband-to-be, proceeds to lecture on a luxurious ocean liner. On the brand new cruise ship Queen Charlotte, Celia meets Lady Emily Haywood -the owner of a priceless emerald necklace.
Three days later, Lady Emily is found dead – and her necklace is missing.
If you’ve enjoyed Murder On The Orient Express, this book is the one for you. They’re almost very similar, except the latter is a modern version of the former.
Each passenger has a dark secret they’re afraid might come out. So when an accident and then a murder occur, it’s hard to pinpoint which one is the guilty party.
Alvirah is one of the passengers. She’s very good detective and a very entertaining one also. She and Willy make it their mission to find out who the killer is before they reach Southampton- hopefully alive.
The travel is very entertaining and everyone is having a good time on one part of the ocean liner, while in an another room, there are jaw-dropping conversations that go something like:
‘Then what are you going to do about it?’
‘What are you suggesting, that I throw her overboard?’
‘If you don’t, I will.’
Aside from the sinister things happening on this luxurious cruise ship, there’s also that bit of appropriate humor that the author knows how to insert in her writing.
This is one of my personal favorite thrillers this year, and I am so happy to end 2017 with it. If this plot sounds up your alley, I highly recommend it.