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The spectacular third novel from the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

July 1910: The grisly remains of Cora Crippen, music hall singer and wife of Dr Hawley Crippen, are discovered in the cellar of 39 Hilldrop Crescent, Camden. But the Doctor and his mistress, Ethel Le Neve, have vanished, much to the frustration of Scotland Yard and the outrage of a horrified London.

Across the Channel in Antwerp, the SS Montrose sets sail on its two week voyage to Canada. Amongst its passengers are the overbearing Antonia Drake and her daughter Victoria, who is hell-bent on romance, the enigmatic Mathieu Zela and the modest Martha Hayes. Also on board are the unassuming Mr John Robinson and his seventeen-year-old son Edmund. But all is not as it seems…

Reviews

Engaging

The Irish Times

Compelling

Philadelphia Inquirer

Well-crafted narrative... plenty of thrills, chills, ironies and surprises

Washington Post

Addictive

People Magazine

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552777438

    December 1, 2011

    Black Swan

    512 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • EBook

    9781446463369

    September 29, 2011

    Transworld Digital

    480 pages

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Also by John Boyne

The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
The Boy at the Top of the Mountain
Beneath the Earth
A History of Loneliness
Stay Where You Are And Then Leave
This House is Haunted
Next of Kin
The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket
The Absolutist
The Congress of Rough Riders
The Thief of Time
Noah Barleywater Runs Away
The House of Special Purpose
Mutiny On The Bounty
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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