Government girl Louise Pearlie is thrilled to be posted to London, but her journey across the Atlantic proves to be anything but plain sailing.
February, 1944. Washington DC. With the war entering its most dangerous phase, Louise Pearlie is thrilled to be reassigned to the London office of the OSS. But in order to take up her new post, she must make a perilous crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in the SS Amelia Earhart.
Accompanying her on the voyage to Liverpool are an eclectic group of passengers, including the aloof Blanche Bryant, whose husband Eddie died in mysterious circumstances on the ship’s voyage out to New York, three months before.
Most of the same crew and passengers are on the return voyage, and one question remains: Was it really suicide?
When the body of one of the passengers is found on deck, it’s clear that German bombs and raging storms aren’t the only threats to Louise’s safety. Can she expose a brutal killer before the ship docks in England?
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Latest in a terrific series!
amateur-sleuth, murder, WW2, Atlantic-ocean, historical-fiction, historical-research, historical-setting
From Washington DC to Liverpool on a "tin can" Liberty ship in February 1944, Louise accepts a new assignment to work in an office in London for the OSS. There's no heating and her warmest clothes are out of reach in the hold because she wasn't properly warned. It's a real trial, but nothing like what's to come in the form of U-Boats and Nazi airplanes. Sounds a little far fetched, but the journey itself was inspired by the journal of an American woman who made that very trip in that very time! All four weeks of it! I loved the story and it is truly enhanced by the verbal artistry of Jenny Hoops, narrator.
I won this audio in a giveaway.
- Ellen Oceanside
Louise is thrilled to go to London for her next assignments. The crossing proved fatal for one person. Good plot of how she uncovered what happened. Like the characters, plot flows, and good narration Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion