A glamorous cruise on a sumptuous ocean liner turns lethal within the most recent secret from “Queen of Suspense” and number one New York Times bestselling writer Mary Higgins Clark.
Fleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be at the eve in their marriage ceremony, Celia Kilbride, a gem stones and jewellery professional, hopes to flee from public awareness by way of lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship—the Queen Charlotte.
On board she meets eighty-six-year-old girl Emily Haywood, “Lady Em,” as she is understood during the international. Immensely prosperous, girl Em is the landlord of a necessary emerald necklace that she intends to go away to the Smithsonian after the cruise.
Three days out to sea woman Em is located dead—and the necklace is lacking. Is it the paintings of her it sounds as if committed assistant, Brenda Martin, or her lawyer-executor, Roger Pearson, and his spouse, Yvonne, either one of whom she had invited to affix them at the cruise? Or is it Professor Henry Longworth, an acclaimed Shakespeare pupil who's lecturing on board? Or Alan Davidson, a visitor at the send who's making plans to unfold his wife’s ashes at sea? The record of suspects is big and becoming.
Celia, with assistance from her new neighbors Willy and Alvirah Meehan, who're celebrating their forty-fifth marriage ceremony anniversary, units out to discover the killer, no longer understanding that she has positioned herself in mortal chance ahead of the send reaches its ultimate destination.
Never, in all her lengthy profession as a number 1 bestselling suspense novelist, has Mary Higgins Clark been in higher shape.