Ordinary people caught up in attack
IN light of recent events, we’ve all probably questioned what we would do if caught up in a terrorist attack.
Well, award-winning novelistStaincliffetackles the subject head on in a thought-provoking manner. Take seven strangers, a train from Manchester bound for London Euston and one man on a deadly mission... Holly has just landed her dream job, unemployed Jeff is heading for an interview, Nick and his family are travelling to a wedding, and pensioner Meg and her partner are setting off on a walking holiday.
Meanwhile, Rhona is travelling for work but really wants to get home to her sick daughter, and all Caroline wants is some peace and quiet away from her troublesome teens and mother with dementia. Unfortunately, on this day, she is sitting opposite Saheel, the man carrying a deadly rucksack. Thefinalcharacter is customer service assistant, Naz, who dreams of a brighter future as he collects rubbish, oblivious to the part he’ll play i n what’s about to happen. Staincliffe gives us realistic snapshots of ‘ordinary’ lives, mixed with a heinous crime which is unfortunately, all too believable. A bold story which will haunt you! Review by Lisa Hylton. Name another recent bestseller set onatrain. Entries to AlexGordon, Silencecompetition by October 6.