A secret that could kill her.
A truth no one believes…
Jenny Bowen is going home. Boarding the Caledonian Sleeper, all she wants to do is forget about her upcoming divorce and relax on the ten-hour journey through the night.
In her search for her cabin, Jenny helps a panicked woman with a young girl she assumes to be her daughter. Then she finds her compartment and falls straight to sleep.
Waking in the night, Jenny discovers the woman dead in her cabin … but there’s no sign of the little girl. The train company have no record of a child being booked on the train, and CCTV shows the dead woman boarding alone.
The police don’t believe Jenny, and soon she tries to put the incident out of her head and tells herself that everyone else is right: she must have imagined the little girl.
But deep down, she knows that isn’t the truth.
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I thought this was a very enjoyable, addictive thriller that I seriously couldn’t put down. I managed to read it in two days, which as a mum to three kids is no mean feat.
The characters in this where brilliant creations and very well developed. I really liked Jenny and felt sorry for her at times as her confusion was almost palpable at times. However I was very impressed with her determination to try and work out what was happening as I felt lesser people would probably have given up. This definitely made me warm to her as a character. I also liked the kindly policeman who gave the book a bit of a retro crime classic feel to the book which I enjoyed.
The author does a great job of setting the scene in the book and I felt I could imagine the train and the rugged Scottish countryside vividly, making me feel like I was actually there watching everything unfold. This helped put me in Jenny’s shoes so to speak and meant I could imagine how she might be feeling or more alert to possible danger so I felt more involved in the story.
The plot is very fast paced and hugely addictive as I felt I had to keep reading as I had to find out what was happening. There are lots of twists that kept me guessing, some of which took me completely by surprise which I always love. If you like fast paced, unusual thrillers then you’ll enjoy this book- though maybe don’t read it on a sleeper train!
Huge thanks to Tracy Fenton for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Orion for my copy of this book via Netgalley.
About The Author:
Mason Cross is a British novelist whose debut novel The Killing Season was longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Book of the Year 2015. His second novel, The Samaritan, also featuring his inimitable lead character Carter Blake, was selected as a Richard & Judy Book Club pick. Mason has written a number of short stories, including A Living, which was shortlisted for the Quick Reads ‘Get Britain Reading’ Award and ‘Expiry Date’, published in Ellery Queen. He lives near Glasgow with his wife and three children.
Mason’s latest novel Presumed Dead was longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2018, and is available to buy now.
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