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The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford

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Summary: Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can’t neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey.

Agatha isn’t the only passenger on board with secrets. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling’s first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson—newly married but carrying another man’s child—is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair. Each woman hides her past from the others, ferociously guarding her secrets. But as the train bound for the Middle East speeds down the track, the parallel courses of their lives shift to intersect—with lasting repercussions.

Filled with evocative imagery, suspense, and emotional complexity, The Woman on the Orient Express explores the bonds of sisterhood forged by shared pain and the power of secrets.

My Review: 

I confess I have never read Agatha Christie (gasp I know, the horror) I am a book junkie and have not read a single book by one of the greatest.

When I discovered this book I was instantly interested as this book takes you to Iraq and Syria and I am always looking for books set in unusual settings. This story involves the newly divorced Agatha Christie in the throws of a very public humiliation with her first husband, having a break down and deciding she needed a change. Which apparently all of this happened.

What makes this story fascinating is the story surrounded very real events while adding elements of fiction that made this one amazing page turner. I also think I am going to start reading Agatha Christie, I mean don’t get me wrong I know her stories as they are often retold in the media, but I think it is time I actually read them.

The stories and back drop where mesmerizing and I could not help wanting to go on this adventure. IT has elements of romance, mystery and thrills that has me turning page after page and wanting more. I loved this book. IT was very well written and if you are an Agatha Christie fan I suspect you will love it even more than I do. This is certainly a must read and a gem on Kindle Unlimited.