Quando Hannah viene invitata da Jinni nello scompartimento di prima classe del treno che da Londra sta andando in Cornovaglia, non sa che sta per precipitare in una tela di ragno. Ora una madre single in forte difficoltà economica, Hannah era fuggita dalla Cornovaglia per andare all’università. Ma una volta sposato Jake e avuta una bambina, i suoi sogni si trasformano in un’amara disillusione. Il marito l’ha lasciata per Eve, ricca e senza figli, e Hannah suo malgrado si è messa a fare la donna delle pulizie per sopravvivere. Anche Jinni è ugualmente arrabbiata col marito e in cerca di vendetta, e nel corso del viaggio le due donne decidono di uccidere ciascuna il compagno dell’altra. Dopotutto, sono due estranee su un treno: chi potrà mai collegarle? Ma quando Hannah incontra il marito di Jinni, ben presto capisce che lei non le ha raccontato tutta la verità su se stessa e sulla persona da assassinare.
Chi mente? Chi è la vera vittima?
Amanda Craig reinterpreta al femminile, al tempo della Brexit e del #MeToo, il noir di Patricia Highsmith Sconosciuti in treno e il film di Alfred Hitchcock Delitto per delitto, regalandoci un romanzo che avvolge il lettore in una narrazione serrata e mette a nudo la stranezza di vite apparentemente normali.
- ISBN: 8833210685
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 400
In brief - I have to say that I think this seems to have a range of genres in it - however ultimately I enjoyed reading it and I do like Hannah as a character. In full Hannah is on the train to Cornwall to see her mother who is dying. She meets Jinni on the train and their conversations about their l Leggi tutto
The Golden Rule is a majestic reworking of one of the most memorable classic crime thrillers of all time - Alfred Hitchcock’s ”Strangers on a Train” and manages to pay homage to the original masterpiece whilst showcasing Amanda Craig’s talents for spinning a devastatingly good yarn. I would say that Leggi tutto
Dull, condescending and utterly charm free. Quite how this book has garnered such positive reviews is beyond me. The prose is laboured and full of cliches. The stereotypes of working-class lives, especially Cornish ones, are wince inducing. As for the posh, villainous characters, they feel like they Leggi tutto
A bit of a mish mash - starting with two women on a train agreeing to murder each other's husbands, oooh a thriller you think and fasten your seat belt. But as our heroine crosses the Tamar into the simpler times of Cornwall she comes over all Mills and Boon. Aaaah, the rugged unkempt caretaker may
“The Golden Rule” is written by author Amanda Craig and is a unique take on the famous ‘Strangers on a Train’ novel with a thin thread of social and topical commentary running throughout, focusing on Brexit, regional politics and class divide. There’s quite a few themes to this literary fiction novel Leggi tutto
Where to begin ? A ridiculous story line isn’t a deal breaker , just suspend belief and with a bit of imagination it can take you along but that didn’t seem to work for this book. Well it started alright but midway the plot seemed to fizzle out only to make way for a rant , that went on and on , abo Leggi tutto
Hannah’s husband Jake has left her for another woman, and is a bit stingy with child support, so Hannah works as a cleaner to support her six year old daughter Maisie.Then Hannah has to go to Cornwall to visit her dying mother, and on the train meets the beautiful, mysterious Jinni, who has an unusu Leggi tutto
This started off with such promise. Strong characterisation, exciting plot. Jake was clearly a villain, given his sexist attitudes to literature. Lots of layers: how would the choice of the choice of the Burne-Jones picture resonate? What was significant about the oft mentioned kill-switch on the ca Leggi tutto
If you read The Lie of the Land by Amanda Craig you'll recognise the themes in this novel - riches (or comparative riches) to rags/London to Cornwall/marital problems or divorce/realising how people in low paid insecure jobs feel and live. It is a well-told story, with interesting characters and the Leggi tutto
This is the first novel I have read by Amanda Craig and I can fully understand why her work is so popular. This is an impeccably plotted and beautifully written story about a young woman in Hannah who finally throws off the shackles of an abusive marriage, enters into a bizarre mutual homicide pact w Leggi tutto
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