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“There’s a ghost train that runs along here at night. They say it carries the souls of those bound for hell.”

Jane Adams is only twenty-three, but she’s already a widow. A daughter of the railway, after her husband’s death she takes a job as a level crossing gatekeeper in the little town of Tungold, out at the end of the line. But all is not right in Tungold. The townspeopl
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Paperback, 236 pages
Published December 4th 2017 by PAC Books
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Cheryl
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm giving this 4 stars for an awesome historical Australian mystery and another 1/2 star for the shocking ending! 😱
louise davis
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was an awesome read. I couldn't put it down. I couldn't wait to see what happens. The ending really surprised me. Well worth the time to read. You will truly enjoy it. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Buttonholed
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story was incredible. The Iron Line is a Gothic murder mystery set with secrets nestled within the rural fictional town of Tungold, Australia in the late 1800's.

A newly widowed young lady by the name of Jane Adams will take you on a journey to hell and back.
Becoming the new gatekeeper from Goulburn, she was capable of handling one daily train that ran through town - and then she deemed herself capable of settling her curiosity of the train that rumbled the tracks every now and then, deep in
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Helen Petrovic
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Set in the late 1800’s in the fictional town of Tungold, a small country town in rural Australia, The Iron Line is a murder mystery with an air of Australian Gothic.

Newly widowed Jane Adams arrives from Goulburn as the new level-crossing gatekeeper and is warned of a mysterious ghost train that rattles along the line in the dead of night. Unwilling to believe in ghosts, Jane soon finds she has more pressing concerns in the mundanity of everyday life and in finding her place in a small town with
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Claudia
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, suspense
Intriguing, and very well written, this book kept me awake until I was able to finish it.

With compelling characters and a fantastic chance to learn about Australian life and history, this book will keep you glued to the screen until its surprising end. Recommended.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Barbara
Dec 04, 2017 rated it liked it
A compelling read with well-developed characters that kept me up WAY past my bedtime.
I read this as an ARC on my smartphone (NOT recommended late at night) and this voluntary review is my own opinion.
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