Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she cant neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey.Agatha isnt the only passenger on board with secrets. Her cabinmate Katharine Keelings first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelsonnewly married but carrying another mans childis desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair. Each woman hides her past from the others, ferociously guarding her secrets. But as the train bound for the Middle East speeds down the track, the parallel courses of their lives shift to intersectwith lasting repercussions.Filled with evocative imagery, suspense, and emotional complexity, The Woman on the Orient Express explores the bonds of sisterhood forged by shared pain and the power of secrets....
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The Woman on the Orient Express Reviews
I approached this book not knowing beforehand about the fact that it was a fictional account of Agatha Christie's journey on the Orient express. I was amused by the premise when I began reading. But soon I was invested in the tale.
Most of the journey from Calais to Istanbul made for an absorbing perusal. If you know where to look, there are references to Poirot's fictional journey in the same train. There is even a mystery in the story.
Most of the main characters are women, and they have issues ...more
Dieses Buch habe ich mit viel Begeisterung zum Teil gelesen und zum Teil gehört. Es ist zu Teilen ein Ausschnitt aus dem Leben von Agatha Christie, wobei es kleinere Änderungen gab und das ganze durch pure Fiktion ergänzt wurde. Dabei dreht es sich hauptsächlich um die Jahre 1928-30, die Jahre nach ihrer Scheidung, in denen sie sich für ein kleines Abenteuer entschied: sie wollte mit dem Orient-Express nach Bagdad reisen und sich anschließend die Ausgrabungen in Ur anschauen. Das stimmt soweit a ...more
The Woman on the Orient Express is a fictionalized account of Agatha Christie's journey to Baghdad in 1928, after her first marriage failed. Along the way she befriends two women. All three are keeping certain secrets, but they eventually bond and confide in each other. I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. It's not a mystery, just a gentle tale about friendship, a little romance, and making the most of second chances.
Mysteries beyond the Orient Express! Enthralling!
Set in 1928, the story opens later years with Agatha Christie, now a grandmother, being visited by a young man. He has with him a photograph of Agatha and two other women. One is his mother. He wants to know more about them, and in doing so, find out more about himself. He is convinced there is a mystery surrounding them that affects him. Agatha shares their story.
Meshing together fact and fiction Ashford has crafted a wonderful story depicting a ...more
I came upon this book while surfing GoodReads on a lazy day.
The fact that it features Agatha Christie (though in a hugely fictional role) attracted me, and I started asap.
Three strong ladies -Agatha Christie, who is travelling by the Orient Express to escape the sordid details of her divorce from Archie, her first husband, Nancy, a newly wed socialite running away from her cruel husband, and Kathleen, a self assured archeologist feature as the kingpins.
They each have secrets that they carry.
I didn't have a clue what the book was about when I started to read this book. I thought this book would have some kind of mystery that that would inspire Agatha Christe to write one her mystery books. It wasn't until I had read perhaps half the book that I read the blurb and I'm glad that I did not read it before because I thought it gave away a little too much for my taste. I preferred to discover key events rather than knowing before I start a book.
As for the mysteries in this book. Well, I c ...more
Of all the films made from Agatha Christie books, Murder on the Orient Express has always been my favorite. In the back of my mind ever since, I have wondered about the train, The Orient Express, as it seemed like an amazing way to see and experience life and history all at once.
This book offered me the next best thing, plus a fictional account of a time Ms. Christie traveled on the train following her divorce in 1928. I just loved this book and learned so much! Agatha meets many interesting and ...more
This is one of the few books where I did not read the synopsis before reading the book. All I knew of the book was it was a mystery and probably involved Agatha Christie. There were mysterious elements about the lives of the women Christie befriended on the Orient Express but this book was really about the life of Agatha Christie with fictional accounts interweaved into the story. I found myself immersed in Christie's life and enjoyed learning about her writing and muses. Her personal life was i ...more