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The Woman on the Orient Express (udgave 2016)

af Lindsay Jayne Ashford (Forfatter)

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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 can't neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey. Agatha isn't the only passenger on board with secrets. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling's first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson--newly married but carrying another man's child--is 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 intersect--with lasting repercussions.… (mere)
Medlem:bogopea
Titel:The Woman on the Orient Express
Forfattere:Lindsay Jayne Ashford (Forfatter)
Info:Lake Union Publishing (2016), 329 pages
Samlinger:2021
Vurdering:****
Nøgleord:Ingen

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The Woman on the Orient Express af Lindsay Jayne Ashford

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    Mordet i Orient-ekspressen af Agatha Christie (Limelite)
    Limelite: Read the mystery novel inspired by this period in Dame Christie's life.
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Read on Audible. Fictional account of trip AC took after her husband divorced her. Orient Express to Mesopotamia. Under an assumed name she met two other female travelers, all going through life-changing and challenging circumstances. Form friendships as they reveal themselves to each other and develop lifelong ties. Very good story that takes place over several months and moves quickly to resolutions. Satisfying ending. ( )
  bogopea | May 11, 2021 |
In 1929, the lives of three desperately unhappy women (one of them Agatha Christie), each with a burdensome secret, converge on the on the Orient Express... As they arrive in Baghdad their stories unfurl further and a friendship forms, eventually bringing each woman peace in its own manner.

A fictionalized account of how Christie met her husband Max Mallowan that I found to be a well written compelling read that had me engrossed from the very beginning. ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | May 7, 2020 |
Thinking about Agatha Christie means thinking about gripping crime fictions written by her. Considered as one of the best author in her zone Agatha's own personal life had some mysteries too. Or rather we say that, people fascinated by her work were interested (and are interested too) in know almost everything about her.

Agatha's sudden disappearance in 1928 and her reappearance, her divorce with her first husband and finding her love of life in the other man, who she eventually married, are not less interesting than any fiction.

Author Lindsay Jayne Ashford seems impressed by these events and decided to come up with a fictional story based on them all. It makes the book "historical fiction" in a way.

The Plot:
The book starts with explaining the tough time Agatha is passing through at personal level. She was now convinced that her marriage is over and her husband is going to have remarriage soon. She is also worried about facing her kid and how the kid will react to such mishap in the family (I am intently skipping he/she for the kid).

Agatha decided to take an escape and was interested in spending sometime with herself. She, under a different name, boards the Orient Express and travel to the last destination. There she spends some quality time. During the journey she met with two fellow passengers which she befriends with. She also feels that she had seen some mysterious passenger on the train. Anyway, the incidents take her to her fate which was a better life.

Views and Reviews:
While you are reading something associated with Agatha Christie in any way, your expectations will be high. You will definitely look for something mysterious and thrilling where the truth is uncovered by doing some mental exercise, right?

The book gives you such moments for sure, but not at the extent expected (at least by me).

The author is good at explaining various geographic arenas and describe different places. You almost feel that you are visiting the place being discussed. Same way the journey via the Orient Express is written convincingly. And so does various escapades in Baghdad, Ur and other places.

The characters are built a little slowly in the book, but they keep growing (in terms of attributes) over the period making them more humane.

There are some interesting pieces of writing found in the book which you love reading, eg:
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*) If there is a God, she thought, music must be his language.
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*) The trouble with still, peaceful places was that they allowed all manner of uninvited thoughts to push their way inside your head.
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The research work done by author about various places and events is worth a mention.
Overall the book have its own limitations, but can prove a good travel companion. Read it without expectations and you will enjoy it.

PS: Detailed review is available on our website at: https://thinkerviews.com/books/the-woman-on-the-orient-express-by-lindsay-jayne-... ( )
  ThinkerViews | Oct 7, 2019 |
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 can't say that this book turned out as I thought it would. But, still, I quite liked the book. I liked the women's stories, their friendship as they started to get to know each other. Some things are based on real events and real people and some are the author's inventions like Nancy Nelson. And, this may not have turned out to be the murder mystery story that I thought it would be, but I enjoyed traveling with the women on the Orient Express and later on their time in the Middle East. I love reading about travels in the beginning of the 2000-century. For some reason, it's just so much more exotic, and thrilling to follow people as they travel back then. Especially women like Katharine Keeling who was a real famous archeologist. Nowadays, well everyone is flying everywhere and there are tourists all over the globe.

So, despite not turning out as I thought it would, did I enjoy the book. I liked the writing style and I especially liked reading about three interesting women.

3.5 stars

I want to thank Lake Union Publishing for providing me with a free copy of this book through NetGalley! ( )
  MaraBlaise | May 19, 2019 |
I was a bit leary about Woman on the Orient Express. The title seemed too contrived in its association. The words woman and Orient Express can only lead to Agatha Christie. And, indeed, the historical novel is based on an episode in Christie’s life. In the autumn of 1928, after her divorce became final, Christie boarded the train, and met Katherine Keeling, later Kathrine Woolley, who invited Christie to the archeological dig at Ur. Both women are running away from an unpleasant past featuring a failed marriage. Both women have secrets.
Once again, Ashford deftly draws her characters and locations. Agatha Christie is known for her mystery novels. Christie drew on Katherine Woolley as the murder victim in Murder in Mesopotamia. But Woolley was more than a character inspiration. She illustrated the objects catalog for the Ur excavations and assisted in the reconstruction of objects recovered from the site.
I liked Woman on the Orient Express more than I thought I would, both for revealing more about Agatha Christie’s early life, and introducing me to Katherine Woolley. ( )
  Sandra_Wagner-Wright | May 14, 2019 |
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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 can't neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey. Agatha isn't the only passenger on board with secrets. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling's first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson--newly married but carrying another man's child--is 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 intersect--with lasting repercussions.

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