” A steam train of a thriller! ”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
In my last review, I said that I thought there might be ruffled feathers because of it. Well, I don’t think it will now that I have finished it. In fact, I rather enjoyed it, although it’s not the best book I’ve read. Why is that? Let’s see …
My earlier comment about ruffled feathers were due to me being totally confused as to what was going on and who was doing what and why. Once I got that sorted in my mind I was able to get on with it a lot better. For the odd few who perhaps haven’t read it, it’s about a divorced drunk who travels backwards and forwards to London on the train, which passes her old home. At the same time, she works up a fantasy over the couple who live a few doors from her old home.
The story moves on, with jumps between some of the main characters (one of the reasons I got confused I think), and in one of these Rachel, the main character thinks back to how she became the lush she now is. She sees her inability to conceive a child as being the main reason and sums it up with the words, ‘I’m not beautiful, and can’t have kids, so what does that make me? Worthless.’ But is she really worthless? Ah well, you need to real it to find out.