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.
©2016 Lindsay Ashford. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I would rather have not rated this novel, because I know that I cannot be fair, but…
I'm afraid that I did not give the novel time to grip me - I progressed to chapter 4, but I really couldn't tolerate the narrator's voice! I found it quite grating - that doesn't normally happen with me, I can accept most accents, dialects and tones, but not Justine Eyre's I'm afraid. Listen to the sample first and then make your decision. The general reviews were ok, but I couldn't get sufficiently into the book to say if it was any good. Slow starting.
"A great read"
Most of the time I buy audio books because of the genera and rating without always reading the summary of what the book is about. Bring a Netflix binge watcher of Poirot, I was pleasantly surprised that this book was about Agatha Christie. It was beautifully written and had heartwarming story. It's one I will certainly listen to again.
I enjoyed this biographical fiction of Agatha Christie until the author decided to emphasize romance over characterization. The melodramatic finale kinda ruined the story. I really like this narrator, and she did a good job with this.
"Nicely done little historical mystery"
oh and romance. I'm looking for other books by this author
Does what it's supposed to. Sets up impossible situations for several characters with an underlying sense of menace.
I found this book to be outstanding! Very entertaining, well read, and well written. I Ioved how the author used Agatha Christie. Brilliant!
I am a huge Christie fan and found this book a surprisingly good read. The narrator is excellent too. Could there possibly be a sequel? Probably not. But I highly recommend this one.
"Very rich in history. "
Loved the history. Had some difficulty in the beginning keeping up with the introduction of characters. After that, you wanted more and you got it.
Perfection, Biographical, Food
When Agatha finally knew that Nancy wasn't her ex husbands lover
"The Color of Secrets" is about love and finding out about yourself. This one doesn't compare except finding out secrets, as in Agatha Christie...but they're both intense
Agatha hands down...because she was a great writer, I'd want to know more about Archie and they're divorce and find out about her ways she writes
Okay I'm British and understood many words, maybe Americans don't, but put that aside. This book is fantastic! I finished listening 2 days ago, actually I started it Jan 1 and finished Jan 2 because I felt there was no point I could leave off...seriously! I couldn't sleep and no matter when I put my sleep timer on, I just took it off, I had to finished it. I've complimented the author "Lindsay Jayne Ashford" (very British name) on her previous book, "The color of secrets" another find everyone needs to listen to, but this is so far from that one. It deserves everything 5 stars I have it. I am a writer and maybe I have finally decided to write about the past, because I did write a short story the other day about the past and semi autobiographical, I felt inspired. Anyway, after listening I looked into Agatha Christies past and many things in this are based on her life, I really loved that. I love her and this great book!
A most suspenseful writing and narration. Greatly enjoyed and twice listened to.
I highly recommend .
A startling tale of three women thrown together on a train. What followed changed all their lives. Each entered the train with singular issues. Literally thrown together, their destinies became intertwined. All as the train moved on to its destination. A peep into the personal life of Agatha Christie.
"Don't miss this one!"
This is and interesting, compelling, inventive story about Agatha Christie's life. Characters are intriguing and well developed, suspense builds, and the story has a very satisfying ending.
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