Everything points to suicide – but I saw her face…
Headstrong Journalist, Anna Rothman, knows what suicide looks like – her own husband killed himself five years earlier. When Elly Swift, an agitated passenger beside her on a train, leaves a locket in Anna’s bag before jumping onto the tracks, Anna starts asking awkward questions. But everything points to suicide and the police close the case.
Anna, however, believes Elly’s fears for Toby, her young nephew, missing since being snatched from St Stephen’s church six months ago, fail to explain the true reason behind Elly’s distress. Through a series of hidden messages Elly left behind, Anna embarks on a dangerous crusade to track down Toby and find Elly’s killer.
But nothing is as it seems and Anna opens a can of worms that throws into question even her own husband’s suicide – before the threads of the mystery converge in an astonishing conclusion.
For fans of The Girl on The Train, Angela Marsons and Mel Sherratt.
The author drew me in straight from the off with this story. I was as intrigued as much as Anna about Elly. Anna becomes a bit like a dog with a bone. She can’t let it go and feels she owes it to Elly to find out more about her and her past. She doesn’t bargain for everything she finds out though.
The story splits into three parts, Anna’s story, then Elly and events leading up to her death and then back to Anna again. It was so interesting to see things from Anna’s side of things and the impression that we get of Elly to actually getting into Elly’s head. It made me empathise even more which I didn’t think could be possible.
The more that Anna finds out about Elly the more the tension and suspense mounts. I couldn’t get through the pages quick enough in the hope of finding out who was behind Toby’s disappearance and Elly’s death. No way in this world could I have ever envisioned the outcome of this story. It totally blew me away.
Girl On A Train is a story that ticked every box and did not disappoint. With some shocking revelations, it is sure to mess with your head while promising lots of thrills. Loved it!
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
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