By Sarah Stuart on March 14, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Anna is at a loose end. Off men since her experiences in Missing in Egypt, she finds herself out of a job and wide open to her friend Sandra’s suggestion of a cruise: a few days to see if she likes it. Sandra teases her into a cruise from their home in Sydney, Australia, to London. Cruising enthusiasts, like me, will recognise the enormous meals, the daily routine, and very likely many of the ports. Anyone who has never taken a cruise will have before they finish reading this book.
“But it’s a MYSTERY… a THRILLER… not a romantic travelogue!”
True, but Rita Lee Chapman doesn’t want you to miss a minute of this wonderful holiday: she does want you to miss the red herrings more prolific than the sharks in the sea, one of which may have eaten… Never mind, read Missing at Sea for yourself.
Victoria Zigler 4*
This book is part mystery story, part romance, and part amazing travel adventure. The description of the experience of the cruise is so wonderful I felt as though I was there, the characters are believable, and their relationships with one another are realistic and develop well throughout the story. As for the mystery itself: it was done so well that I never figured out all of the details before they were revealed at the end, and yet the clues were all there so that it made sense for things to have happened the way they did. All in all, this was a really great read, though one some may find difficult to read if they're sensative to certain subjects
By Amazon Customer on July 8, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition
We all make mistakes in our lives, some of us are very regular in making them and some are not. Sometimes the mistakes are something that can be easily rectified. However, there are times when a single seemingly umimportant mistake ends up almost ruining your life. And that is what happens to Cathy in Dangerous Associations. Her husband, who she married for love, starts cheating on her. She divorces him thinking that would be the end of it. But he soon turns to drugs and a whole nightmare unfolds for Geoffrey, Cathy and Rob.
The story has a good concept and good character definition. The characters are well placed and easy to relate with. The language is not abrupt. It is good enough to go with and smooth. However I have my reservations about the flow of the story. Most of the story is from Cathy’s point of view. But right in the middle, out of nowhere, Geoffrey’s point of view comes. Even another character’s story is shown right in the middle. They were relevant to the story, of course. But because of the abrupt change in story perspective, the flow breaks considerably. It could have done as alternate chapters from each perspective so that there is a uniformity in the flow.
Overall, the story was good. Just apart from the flow and therefore, the style of narration, I loved the story and the plot. It is really engaging and exciting till the end.
Amazon.uk 5* review:
"I believe this is Rita Lee Chapman's first book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Good plot, good characters and well written. I look forward to her next book. Would definitely recommend it."
Goodreads.com 4* review
With twists and turns in mysterious Egypt, Rita tells the story from two points of view -- her heroine Anna, and Ramy, the missing person. Her insights into the culture and ancient Egyptian history added to the story. The additional bonus of Australia, especially from the political side was interesting as well. The book was well-paced, and the author was able to keep the suspense alive until the end.
4* By jaybee on January 24, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Good easy to read, imaginative, fast flowing and with the interesting background setting of ancient and modern Egypt.