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Preview — What She Saw Last Night by Mason Cross
What She Saw Last Night
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...more
Jenny was on a sleeper train, she helped a woman into her compartment, saw a child with her for a second, a tall man in the next compartment. The next day woman was dead, child was nowhere, and the tall man gone. No evidence of child or tall man anywhere on CCTV. Jenny started investigating along with the good cop ...more
So I was excited, and a little bit nervous, to hear he was going to be writing a standalone book, far away from the world of ...more
A thoroughly enjoyable book which was very well written and kept the reader guessing all the way through the book. Considering that the new rolling stock for the Sleeper enters service in June this year is by the by because the old carriages are well past their prime.
You can feel how Jenny tries to understand what is happening to her by her actions and how the police try to downplay the initial crime but it just goes to show that with perseverance and a whole lot of luck what you ...more
When the police arrive the ...more
With echoes of'4:50 from Paddington'and an an intergral mystery launched in the very first chapter, you feel as if you are walking alongside narrator Jenny as she is dragged into a compelling, and unstoppable tale of a missing child that no one saw but her.
How reliable Jenny is as a narrator will be up to the individual reader to discern. but right from page one I was ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed What She Saw Last Night which is an engrossing thriller with a few good twists and a high ...more
The book opens with our protagonist, Jenny Bowen, boarding the Caledonian Sleeper back to her old home in Scotland. After finding out her husband's infidelity and following the recent death of her father, she decided that ...more
I have recently had a bit of a break from Crime novels and I was instantly gripped by this one.
Jenny is travelling up to Scotland over night on the sleeper train and I felt a reminiscence of Murder on the Orient Express with a modern more gritty twist.
When Jenny finds a woman dead the next morning no-one believes that she saw a little girl in ...more
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 ...more
Jenny is travelling to Scotland on the overnight sleeper train and doesn’t realise but this journey will change her life.
As she gets to her room she sees a woman and a young girl and moves past her. In the morning she discovers the woman’s dead body, but there’s no sign of the little girl.
Jenny talks to the Police but after checking CCTV, there’s no evidence that the little girl got on the train.
The Police want to close the case but ...more
However CCTV, room searches and interviews say there was no girl. Sergeant Mike is being coerced by DI Porter into just ruling it as a junkie overdose so they can move on. But good old ...more
Jenny Bowen makes it onto the Caledonian Sleeper Train by the skin of her teeth, rushing onto the train, lucky that the doors are the old fashioned manual type that don’t close electrically, but are manually operated! Although she’s never actually booked a sleeping berth (sorry … they’re called ‘rooms’ now) before, a colleague has convinced her it’s the only way to travel overnight, and she’s succumbed to the ...more
Jenny Bowen just wants to shut the world away and forget about everything – especially her upcoming divorce. Travelling on the Caledonian Sleeper, Jenny is looking forward to a peaceful ten hour journey where she can rest and try not to ...more
She’s heading back to Scotland, her marriage has failed after Eric – Jenny’s soon to be ex-husband cheated on her, letting her know accidentally by sending her an intimate text he clearly meant for his new love interest.
Jenny’s dad died a few weeks before and she’s grieving ...more
We meet our protagonist Jenny in the opening chapters of the book. She is travelling on the sleeper train from London to Scotland. But what she doesn’t realise is how much of an impact this journey will have on her life. During the journey, Jenny discovers the body of a woman she met while boarding, a ...more
We start with Jenny Bowden just making the overnight sleeper train to Scotland. Fleeing her broken marriage she is returning home after the death of her father to sort out his affairs. En route to her cabin, she passes a one that is home to what she sees as a mother and daughter, stopping briefly ...more
Jenny is a brilliant character to lead the way in working out exactly what happened to the young girl which appears to have disappeared completely. She is confident in what she believes, yet also somewhat reserved - ...more
Jenny Bowen hasn’t had an easy year. Her father died, her husband had an affair and they are now divorcing, and now she is running to catch the night-train to travel to Scotland to take care of the ...more
Mason Cross was born in Glasgow in 1979. He studied English at the University of Stirling and has worked variously as a tax officer, events coordinator, project manager and pizza delivery boy. He has written a number of short stories which have been published in Ellery Queen, Scribble and First ...more