Hello and Happy Sunday , today I bring you a review of What She Saw Last Night by MJ Cross.
My many thanks to Tracy Fenton over at Compulsive readers for having me on the tour.
Now before I get started let me take a look at the blurb.
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 the 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.
Ohhhhh that’s some blurb right. A rather gripping and intriguing read that once you start you get sucked right in. You know like Pringles once you pop you can’t stop.
We meet Jenny, who has a lot on her plate after finding out her husband Has been cheating on her, she is going through a divorce and her father has passed away. Life always kicks you when your down.
Just managing to catch the Train, she bumps into the woman and her little girl, she even hands her a teddy she has dropped. Finding her little cabin as it were Jenny settles down for the night , before waking and making the discovery the woman is dead and the little girl is no where to be seen. I sat a bit dumfounded at this point. How could one little girl just vanish and why can’t she be seen on cctv? So many questions that needed answers and had me trying to play detective. Jenny is really at her lowest point in life but finds the strength to get to the bottom of what’s going on. The police don’t believe her , except sergeant Mike Fletcher and he is there for her every step of the way because Jenny cannot let this lie.
It’s an emotional read that has you hooked from start to finish, it keeps you on your toes and every so often your a bit thrown because it becomes so unpredictable. An enjoyable read and an author I will look out for.
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