No one will believe ... WHAT SHE SAW LAST NIGHT.
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.
Thank you to Compulsive Readers Blog Tours and Orion Books, for my copy of the new standalone thriller, ' what she saw last night' by MJ Cross.
Whilst owning pretty much all of this authors other books, a series involving a character called Carter Blake, this new book is the first one ive actually read, but such is the reputation of this author, ive bought his whole series first! Going on the basis of this book I am not going to be disappointed once i get started.
When Jenny Bowen boards a sleeper train to Scotland, she comes across a nervous, panicked woman, and a young girl, taking their place in their compartment on the train. Thinking nothing of it, Jenny makes her way to her room on the train, hoping for a peaceful journey, to help alleviate her stresses. Jenny wakes in the night, and to her horror she discovers the body of the young woman. But the little girl is gone. How? Where?..
It soon becomes apparent there is no trace nor sign of the little girl, and the police, wanting a quickly closed case for the sake of stats aren't interested.
Jenny takes up the investigation herself, and before long finds herself up against some shadowy enemies in this extremely clever, heart thumping thriller. Mason Cross takes us from Scotland to London and back in a search for the truth, his chapters are paced well, not overly long, and its one of those books you have to read quick because you just need to know what is coming.
I like these high concept thrillers that push the boundaries a bit and the author comes up with a premise a bit different. The Sleeper train idea is great, and it got me looking into them and doing my own research, I like it when a book makes me do that.
Mason Cross tells his story with the skill of a top writer as he paces this perfectly, culminating in a fast adrenaline filled cracker of a finale.
A gripping, impressive, enjoyable Thriller.