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Summary

Imagine finding out that your unborn child was a lie....

Alisha Barba's dreams of being a detective were shattered when a murder suspect broke her back across a brick wall. Now on her feet again, with her police career in limbo, she receives a message from an old school friend, Cate Beaumont, who is eight months pregnant and in trouble.

On the night they arrange to meet, Cate is mown down by a car that kills her husband instantly. As paramedics fight to save her life they discover there is no baby. Her pregnancy is an elaborate lie, a cruel deception.

Why? What happened? As Alisha sets out to answer these questions, she is drawn deeper and deeper into a dangerous quest that will take her from the East End of London to Amsterdam's red light district and into a murky underworld of sex trafficking, slavery and exploitation.

A gripping thriller, with twists at every turn, The Night Ferry is Michael Robotham's finest novel yet.

©2007 Michael Robotham (P)2007 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"Will have you turning the pages compulsively." (The Times)

"Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them." (Linwood Barclay)

"Superbly exciting...a terrific read." (Guardian)

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Clare Corbett is a very good narrator. Sadly compared to Michael Robothams previous novels The Night Ferry disappointed me.

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Gave up half way through

The start was promising but it went off in a ridiculously complicated tangent. Couldn’t see why the main character who got involved chasing around everywhere with something that wasn’t really her business. It may have got better but I gave up as I found the plot so boring.