crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

The Passenger – Daniel Hurst ★★★★

Blurb; She takes the same train every day. But this is a journey she’ll never forget.

Amanda is a hardworking single mum, completely focused on her job and her daughter, Louise. She’s been saving for years and now, finally, she can afford to give up work and chase her dream.

But then, on her commute home from London to Brighton, she meets a charming stranger – who seems to know everything about her.

He delivers an ultimatum. She needs to give him the code for the safe where she keeps her savings before the train reaches Brighton – or she’ll never see Louise again.

Convinced that the threat is real, Amanda is stunned, horrified. She knows she should give him the code, but she can’t. Because she also knows there is a terrible secret in that safe which will destroy her life and Louise’s too…

My Review; So for a little bit of scene setting I bought this book Monday night as two of my friends were buddy reading it together so I thought let’s have a look what they’re up too. I only went and finished it the next day (Tuesday lunch time). Oops. It was a brilliant read. A new author to me too. Short chapters. Gripping. Tense. Mysterious. I loved the ending… Unexpected.

The story is told through mother and daughter duo Louise (daughter) and Amanda (mother) who are under threat from two men to steal what is in their safe all while on a train ride home and Louise is at home. The two men also have their own chapters throughout so the reader gets to see both sides of what is going on. Fast paced. Clever. Absolutely loved it. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me. Been a long time since I devoured a book that fast.

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