BOOK REVIEW: Sail Away by Celia Imrie

SYNOPSIS – The deliciously witty, irresistibly indulgent novel from the top ten Sunday Times-bestselling author of Not Quite Nice follows the exploits of two women on board an Atlantic cruise ship Suzy Marshall and Amanda Herbert have both found themselves on a transatlantic cruiser by accident: struggling actress Suzy has had her play abruptly cancelled under rather suspicious circumstances; and Amanda’s found herself homeless in rainy Clapham after her flat purchase falls through. But the ship has barely left the harbor before Suzy and Amanda realize that there’s something very strange afoot indeed. Neither can predict the strange characters and dodgy dealings they will encounter – nor the unexpected rewards to reaped at high sea.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


This is the first novel I have read from Celia Imrie, and being a fan of her as an actress, I had high expectations. She didn’t disappoint. I have never read a book like this. I guess this could be considered an easy read, but it is full of so many twists and turns, it’s like being in the midst of an Agatha Christie mystery. I loved how we got to know Suzy and Amanda’s stories in detail, and we were given enough time with each to feel invested in what they were going through.

Soon enough you start to figure out something fishy is going on, but I was still stunned by some of the twists and turns that took place. Imrie’s writing made it easy to follow, whilst introducing some wonderful and memorable characters on the cruise ship. I also loved that Amanda and Suzy weren’t in their 20s or 30s. They were slightly older women which I found made this story more endearing.

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I could not put this book down and finished it extremely quickly. I highly recommend this book, and I will be purchasing Imrie’s other books imminently!


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