The Glass Ocean: A Novel

by Karen White Beatriz Williams Lauren Willig

On Sale: 01/10/2019


About the Book

From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Forgotten Room comes a captivating historical mystery that links the lives of three women-two from the past, one from the present-to the doomed passenger liner RMS Lusitania


Bestselling author Sarah Blake is broke and struggling to come up with a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she opens an old chest containing the belongings of her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat in 1915. What she discovers could change history. Sarah embarks on an ambitious journey to England to enlist the help of John Langford, a recently
disgraced member of Parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long-ago catastrophe. . . .


Southern belle Caroline Telfair Hochstetter's marriage is in crisis. Her formerly attentive industrialist husband, Gilbert, has become remote, preoccupied with business-and with something else that she can't quite put a finger on. She's hoping a trip in the Lusitania's lavish first-class accommodations will help them reconnect-but she can't ignore the spark she feels for her old friend Robert Langford, who turns out to be on the same voyage. Restless and longing for a different existence, Caroline is determined to take charge of her own life. . . .

Tess Fairweather is traveling second-class on the Lusitania, returning home to Devon. Or at least, that's her story. Truth is, her English accent is a hasty fake and her real name is Tennessee Schaff. The daughter of a roving con man, Tess can steal and forge just about anything. Her partner has promised that if they pull off one last heist aboard the Lusitania, they'll finally leave the game behind. Tess desperately wants to believe that, but she has the uneasy feeling there's something about this job that isn't as it seems. . . .

As the Lusitania steams toward its fate, three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their lives . . . and history itself.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062642462
  • ISBN 10: 0062642464
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 01/10/2019
  • Pages: 432
  • List Price: 27.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Historical

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A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz Williams spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a corporate and communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons. She now lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore, where she divides her time between writing and laundry.

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Lauren Willig is also the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Ashford Affair and That Summer as well as the Pink Carnation series, and is a RITA Award-winner for Best Regency Historical for The Mischief of the Mistletoe. An alumna of Yale University, she has a graduate degree in English history from Harvard and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She lives in New York City, where she now writes full time.

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