Or­di­nary peo­ple caught up in at­tack

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Books & dvd/blu-ray - The Si­lence Be­tween Breaths Cath Stain­cliffe Con­sta­ble £19.99

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.

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