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What She Saw Last Night by MJ Cross
About The Book
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.
If you are searching for a mystery with some Agatha Christie plot and a little girl missing, this is the book you’ll have to read right now!
I was totally glued to this story since the first page, the mystery and characters make me finish this book with just one stand. Because, who can not be interested in a mysterious girl that only Jenny Bowen seems to have seen… An after all her personal problems no one seems to trust her, neither the police! But she is a perseverant and she trusts what she has seen, so she will start investigating by herself and possibly risking her life with it! But you’ll have to read the book if you want to know more, of course.
I liked how the author has made Jenny, the main character, she is not scared to fight for what she believes, even possibly in her personal worst moments, she is an intelligent woman that will not stop until she will discover the truth.
I liked the story per se too, you suspect that there’s a big secret behind all the mystery, but you’ll only discover the truth when the author wants it, not a minute before! And that’s one of the motives you can stop reading, discovering the truth and why someone could make a little kid disappear without anyone noticing their existence. I didn’t doubt of Jenny for one moment, but I could understand that without proves there’s no way to demonstrate anything!
What She Saw Last Night totally surprised me, I was expecting a mystery book, not a nail bitting story that I was totally invested in! Really, if you are looking for your next read, it should be this one! Ready?
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.