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
- Data di uscita: 14-01-2021
She had intended to bury herself in Persuasion but instead found herself in quite a different story, a vulgar and brutal thriller of the kind she avoided when she had any time to read at all.She had expected her life to belong to one kind of genre, but instead it had twisted into another, somethi
Ugh. Cliche, predictable, and overwritten. I felt like I was being talked at for the entire experience. What were they thinking?
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
Gosh, this was bad. The plot is preposterous and the main character comes off as a FoxNews created caricature of liberalism.
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
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
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
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
I had a lot of fun discussing this book with a friend. One of our main points of contention was whether the author knowingly makes her main character parrot tired clichés about Cornwall and London, the poor and the rich, women and men, as a means to depict the way people become blinkered when they a Leggi tutto
This book would have benefitted from more showing and a lot less telling. The author was constantly pushing her characters out of the way to march on and give us yet another lecture about Brexit, the decline of rural communities, the London property market etc etc. All important subjects worthy of ex Leggi tutto
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