I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for gripping psychological thriller What She Saw Last Night by Mason Cross. Thank you to Tracy Fenton and Orion Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fantastic book.
About the book:
No one will believe … WHAT SHE SAW LAST NIGHT.
Jenny Bowen is going home. Boarding the Caledonian Sleeper, all she wants to do is forget about her upcoming divorce and relax on the ten-hour journey through the night.
In her search for her cabin, Jenny helps a panicked woman with a young girl she assumes to be her daughter. Then she finds her compartment and falls straight to sleep.
Waking in the night, Jenny discovers the woman dead in her cabin … but there’s no sign of the little girl. The train company have no record of a child being booked on the train, and CCTV shows the dead woman boarding alone.
The police don’t believe Jenny, and soon she tries to put the incident out of her head and tells herself that everyone else is right: she must have imagined the little girl.
But deep down, she knows that isn’t the truth.
About the author:
Mason Cross is a British novelist whose debut novel The Killing Season was longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Book of the Year 2015. His second novel, The Samaritan, also featuring his inimitable lead character Carter Blake, was selected as a Richard & Judy Book Club pick.
Mason has written a number of short stories, including A Living, which was shortlisted for the Quick Reads ‘Get Britain Reading’ Award and ‘Expiry Date’, published in Ellery Queen. He lives near Glasgow with his wife and three children.
Mason’s latest novel Presumed Dead was longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2018, and is available to buy now.
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What She Saw Last Night by Mason Cross is a fast paced and gripping thriller that keeps you guessing from beginning to end. With twists, turns and plenty of surprises along the way, this is a book that once started is impossible to put down. I warmed to the character of Jenny from the start and loved how she refused to be swayed in her determination to find out the truth of what happened on the overnight sleeper to Caledonia.
This is an atmospheric and beautifully written read that moves along at a steady pace, the tension gradually building as the pieces of the puzzle slowly begin to slot into place. What really happened that night to the woman Jenny found dead on the train? And will she be able to solve the mystery of the missing little girl? Does she really exist or, as the police believe, is the child just a figment of Jenny’s imagination?
With the help of friendly but sceptical Sergeant Mike Fletcher, Jenny sets out to prove that what she saw that night really did happen and that the little girl is real. What follows is a gripping tale with some shocking twists and turns that took me completely by surprise. The story is brought vividly to life by the glorious setting of the Scottish Highlands and I loved the creepy old fashioned murder mystery feel to the book, especially the classic locked room aspect that is, as always, so much fun to try and work out.
This is the first book I’ve read by Mason Cross, but it definitely won’t be my last. What a fabulous read it is! With strong and likeable characters, a story that keeps you guessing and an atmospheric setting that draws you in from the very start, What She Saw Last Night is a psychological thriller that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Loved it!
What She Saw Last Night by MJ Cross is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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