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The Night Ferry

The Night Ferry

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.
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CWA Daggers: Steel, 2009

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 3rd May 2007

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781405503648


With its tight pace and such contemporary social themes as prostitution, infertility and trafficking, as well as an adrenaline-oacked narrative, Ribotham has crafted an enduring and unusual thriller.
Sunday Express
Alisha is a complex, absorbing character. The pace is fast, the plot is high octane, labyrinthine and utterly credible. It's also a detailed and superbly researched piece of work.
Irish Examiner
Big build-up, big ending, big book. You'll love it.
Daily Sport
This gripping thriller is complex, entertaining and at times deeply moving - a fantastic read.
RTE Guide