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Book review: A night on the orient express by Veronica Henry

Rating: 2/5

Genre: Romance/ Historical fiction

Plot: For one group of passengers settling in to their seats and taking their first sips of champagne, the journey from London to Venice is more than the trip of a lifetime.

A mysterious errand; a promise made to a dying friend; an unexpected proposal; a secret reaching back a lifetime…As the train sweeps on, revelations, confessions and assignations unfold against the most romantic and infamous setting in the world.

My verdict  I first heard of Veronica angry when I read her book the long weekend and it was very good. But with this book I was very disappointed, the sentences are long with very little description and is very slow to start with and I found the hoping between characters and timeframes very difficult to keep track off under rule found it rather cumbersome. The concept of the book was very good and should offer escapism but overall left me with a headache. In my opinion I think I associated this book with Agatha Christie’s orient express and that’s why it left me disappointed because it did not live up to its predecessor.If you want to read Veronica Henry then I would say the long weekend is one of the best books in regards to her writing. I feel bad giving such a negative review but, I have to be honest with my readers. I would recommend this book for the older generation ideal for fans of Joanne trollop and dilly court.

Veronica if you’re reading this, please don’t take it personally. Normally I love romance and mystery genres but this one just didn’t grab me.

Book cover courtesy of Veronica Henry. Please click the book cover to be taken to Amazon so that you may purchase a copy if this book is for you.

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