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Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys

Dangerous Crossing

by Rachel Rhys

England, September 1939

Lily Shepherd boards a cruise liner for a new life in Australia and is plunged into a world of cocktails, jazz and glamorous friends. But as the sun beats down, poisonous secrets begin to surface. Suddenly Lily finds herself trapped with nowhere to go ...Australia, six-weeks laterThe world is at war, the cruise liner docks, and a beautiful young woman is escorted onto dry land in handcuffs.

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The Assignation

See, I don’t know quite ’ow to explain what ’appened, officer. We’d done the shoppin’. Then Glenda says, “Go an’ order the coffee.” So I did. Same as normal.

She’s off to the ladies. I saw Maurice, our neighbour, I gives ’im a wave. Went to get the drinks.

Well, I waited and waited an’ did she come back? Did she buggery, ’scuse my French. So, in the end I ’ad a woman go look. She weren’t there.

I dunno. I thought Maurice might a seen ’er. I’ll ask ’im, when he gets back. Seems ’e’s gone away on ’oliday.


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