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The Golden Rule  by Amanda Craig

The Golden Rule

Amanda Craig

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Publisher: Little, Brown
Publication date: 11 Jun 2020
ISBN: 9781408711521

When Hannah is invited into the First-Class carriage of the London to Penzance train by Jinni, she walks into a spider's web. Now a poor young single mother, Hannah once escaped Cornwall to go to university. But once she married Jake and had his child, her dreams were crushed into bitter disillusion.

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4 stars out of 5
Alice O'Keeffe
6 Mar 2020

"'What follows had me turning the pages until the small hours'"

Drawing on Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train and the fairytale Beauty and the Beast, this is a terrific state-of-the-nation novel about the haves and have nots. Hannah is struggling; left by her financially abusive husband for another woman and barely making ends meet. On a train to Cornwall she meets wealthy Jinni, whose husband has also treated her badly-and over the course of their journey the two women agree to murder each other's husbands. What follows had me turning the pages until the small hours, quite unable to put it down.