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Summary

Looking for a good clean murder mystery? 

Meet Rachel Prince, a newly qualified police constable trying to hold it together after being ditched by her fiancé.

Rachel's best friend, Sarah, suggests that she needs a break and what better way to relax than a Mediterranean cruise? Sarah works as a nurse on the cruise ship and they plan to enjoy all the luxuries of cruising. At least they would do if Sarah ever got any time away from the medical centre.

Rachel makes friends with a bereaved, elderly woman and an attractive Italian but it's not long before she is convinced that something sinister is going on. There is mystery and threat surrounding Lady Marjorie Snellthorpe.

Who is the secretive Carlos and what is he up to?

Rachel finds herself in the centre of a mystery that could cost her her life, or worse still, her heart.

Has her broken engagement clouded her judgement?

Events unfold that cause her to question her sanity and when one of the passengers meets with a tragic accident, the tension grows. Rachel tries her best to relax and enjoy her holiday with her friend, but there seems to be danger around every corner. Is Marjorie in danger? Can Rachel solve the mystery even when she is in danger herself?

©2018 Dawn Brookes (P)2018 Dawn Brookes

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Lovely!

I've never fancied cruising, until now! Dawn Brookes has done an excellent job of selling me on a cruise. I acquired dogs to walk because everyone knows that it's dog walkers who always find a dead body, but 10 years on and nothing! Now if I could meet the kind of people on this cruise, it would be worth it. I loved the fact that our heroine, Rachel, had parents and friends. So many of our fictional police officers are unloved and broken, it was a pleasure the meet one who had a life outside "the job". Rachel and Sarah's friendship was believable and lovely. This is a genuine cosy mystery, because despite the murder and the intrigue, there was a wonderful sense of warmth, friendship, mutual respect and care through this entire story. It lifted my heart and I absolutely loved that element. I'm not usually a cosy mystery type of person, but Dawn Brookes has enticed me with her superb writing and clever story telling. Excellent narration by Alex Lee added another layer of enjoyment to this eloquent and articulate tale. Highly recommended.

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Fun

This was a fun listen. The clues & suspicions. Guilty looking people, following clues. Yes a murder in the middle but it was a fun listen with everything going on in the story.
Narrator was good, kept it interesting & listened in 2 days

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Fun frolic in the sea

I loved this audio. The characters were relatable and I found the story totally engaging. I look forward to hearing/reading more of these. They are an interesting take on a murder mystery.

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Easy listening mystery

This is an ideal book for lovers of cosy crime mysteries. It is easy to listen to, with a simple storyline and only a few main characters.
The action takes place a cruise liner bound for the Mediterranean. The main character is Rachel, a newly appointed female police constable, who is taking a holiday following a failed relationship. Whilst on board, she befriends an old lady, and soon begins to suspect the old lady is in danger. There follows a series of suspicious events, culminating in a murder.
With the help of her old friend Sarah, who is working on board as a nurse, Rachel sets about solving the crime, ultimately placing herself in danger.
Not a fast paced page turner, but an enjoyable listen.

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 19-10-18

Great Story!

I received this audio book for free in exchange for my honest review. Excellent writing and narration makes this a can't miss mystery story.

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  • savvy shopper
  • 18-10-18

Great book

Love this book loved the story. Loved the narrator descriptive tones.She does the accents well Alex Lee and there are a few Reminded me of cruising Loved that you didn’t know what was going to happen exactly

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  • Beatrice
  • 16-10-18

Pretty Good

This is a pretty good cozy mystery. The characters are interesting and the story is ok. The mystery is very light with a few twists and turns. I will probably get the next book.