When marine biologist, Jenny Payne, agrees to spend Christmas working on the Cape Adare cruise ship to escape a disastrous love affair, she envisions a few weeks of sunny climes, cocktails and bronzed men…
What she gets is an Antarctic expedition, extreme weather, and a couple of close shaves with death. And then there’s her fellow passengers; Vera, the eccentric, elderly crime writer and Lian, a young runaway in pursuit of forbidden love…
There’s also Kit Walker; the mysterious and handsome man who is renting the most luxurious cabin on the ship, but who nobody ever sees.
As the expedition progresses, Jenny finds herself becoming increasingly obsessed with the enigmatic Kit and the secrets he hides. Will she crack the code before the return journey or is she bound for another disappointment?
This book was something of a change for me – for a start, it doesn’t have any horses in it. It does start in Australia, but heads south from there. A long, long way south.
I wanted to write a book where the characters were restricted in space and time – to lock them up together for a few days and see what happened. A cruise ship seemed a good place to do it.
But, being me – I couldn’t make it that easy for them!
These pages offer some background to the story:
“This is a wonderful story that takes you on a journey, not just to a destination but also of discovery!” Amazon UK – 5*
“I was completely engrossed by the first chapter.” Chick Lit Plus – 5*
“What a great read!” Amazon US – 5*