It’s an offer she can’t refuse…and can’t escape.
True: Charlotte has an unsavory past. She married the wrong man, got caught up in his con artist games, took what wasn’t hers. She got out, though: divorced Sam, started fresh.
False: She left him before things went too far. Nothing bad happened.
True: Sam is missing, and before he disappeared, he left cryptic messages about someone threatening him—someone who has been threatening Charlotte, too.
True: She’s on the straight and narrow, has accepted a job as a personal assistant for an engagement party on board a private luxury cruise ship, the Cleobella.
False: No one on board knows about her past, and she’s far away from anyone who means her harm.
As the Cleobella sails through its glittering destinations—the Bahamas, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago—increasingly sinister events haunt the guests, and the turquoise waves and sun- drenched beaches give way to something darker. Someone knows what Charlotte did. Is it the blushing bride? The seemingly placid mother-in-law? Or the mysterious heiress?
Someone knows, and someone wants revenge—before the ship reaches its final port.
Charlotte and Sam are con artists. They seem like the perfect couple. They travel on cruise ships and pretend all is great in their world. All the while, they are stealing everything they can get their hands on. Then Sam double crosses Charlotte. So, Charlotte does all she can do. She turns her life around and takes up a legit job. Sam is out of her life and she is on the straight and narrow. Until…Sam starts to send her ominous texts. Her life is no longer what she wants it to be…
This is a book which, if I put it down, I did not care if I picked it back up. It is not a story which kept me wanting more. But, I feel like if I had been able to read it in one sitting, I would have made more of a connection to the characters. It was just a slow go for me. I did enjoy all the destinations. And there are quite a few twists and turns. So, read it and form your own opinion.
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I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.
Karen Hamilton spent her childhood in Angola, Zimbabwe, Belgium and Italy and worked as a flight attendant for many years. She has now put down roots in the UK to raise her three children with her husband and she also writes full time. Her books include The Perfect Girlfriend, The Last Wife, and The Ex-Husband, out January 2022