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.
This book comes out September 20th 2016
I really enjoyed this book, it was able to capture the magic of an Agatha Christie novel while still being it's own thing. I loved the use of Agatha Christie as a character in the novel, and the way the author wrote her was amazing, she was caring and the interactions she had with the other characters were beautiful. I felt so bad for her in the epilogue where she talks about wanting a son, as I could see her as a good mom with the interaction with James. Overall I really loved this book and would recommend this to fans of Agatha Christie and the mystery genre.
5 out of 5 stars