The Girl in the Tunnel – Deirdre Palmer #BookReview #ThePatchamPress #PublicationDayPush #Rachel’sRandomResources #4.5*

London. A January night. Commuters surge into the Underground. 

Ellen Randall recognises a man standing close to the platform edge: Matt Leyton, her sister Rosanna’s married lover. The man who’s playing a game as old as time. A red-hot flash of uncontrollable anger propels Ellen to his side. The train approaches. Seconds later, Matt has gone.

Carl Teviot is convinced Ellen isn’t a killer, even though he’s only just met her – or rather, found her, huddled in a sleeping bag in an abandoned Tube station: a ghost station. He can’t leave her there, alone, and in danger.

But rescuing her from the tunnel is only the beginning…

Intriguing & Unpredictable!

Such a cleverly written novel!

When Ellen Randall spots her sister’s married boyfriend ahead of her in the tube station, she can’t let him go without having a word. Pushing her way through the crowd, she remonstrates with him at the edge of the platform which quickly turns into a tussle between the two of them; as the train arrives, Ellen realised that he has disappeared and speedily exits the station before anyone can identify her as the murderer. Carl finds her huddled in a sleeping bag in an abandoned tube station and he just knows she isn’t a killer. – but can he protect this terrified woman? Unable to leave her by herself, he soon finds himself inveigled into Ellen’s life and so much more . . .

This isn’t the first novel by this author which I’ve read; I was so captivated by The Wife’s Revenge that I jumped at the chance to read and review this one – and I was not disappointed. With skilfully created characters and an intriguing plot, I was drawn in very quickly! There is plenty going on, and several surprises along the way which kept my senses alert. Exciting and unpredictable, this is an excellent novel with a unique storyline. By the final page, everything was clearly tidied up, just as I like it. I’m happy to recommend this one, and give it 4.5*.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Rachel Gilbey for inviting me to take part in this Publication Day Push; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: psychological suspense

Author Details

Deirdre lives in Brighton, on the south coast of England. She writes women’s and psychological fiction under her own name, and as Zara Thorne. Becoming an author was a childhood dream, although she didn’t have much of a clue as to what it meant. But fast forward several years – okay, many years – and the dream showed signs of becoming reality. She entered the Mail on Sunday Novel Competition, twice, and came fourth, twice. So there was the incentive to complete her first novel, Remarkable Things, which was published by Crooked Cat and shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award. The Girl in the Tunnel is Deirdre’s 14th book.

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