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October 20, 2016



Eight people, one deadly secret.
Passengers boarding the 10:35 train from Manchester, Piccadilly to London, Euston are bound for work, assignations, reunions, holidays or new starts, with no idea that their journey is about to be brutally curtailed.
Holly has just landed her dream job, which should make life a lot easier than it has been, and Jeff is heading for his first ever work interview after months of unemployment. They end up sitting next to each other. On board customer service assistant Naz dreams of better things as he collects rubbish from the passengers. And among the others travelling are Nick with his young family who are driving him crazy; pensioner Meg and her partner setting off on a walking holiday and facing an uncertain future; Caroline, run ragged by the competing demands of her stroppy teenage children and her demented mother; and Rhona, unhappy at work and desperate to get home to her small daughter. And in the middle of the carriage sits Saheel, carrying a deadly rucksack . . . 


Beautifully organised with characters of passengers that you easy relate to. The scenes must have taken Cath Staincliffe some time planning out each passenger on the train and why they are on the train. This story just goes to show what a talented author Cath Staincliffe is.

The Silence Between Breaths is about passengers boarding the 10.35 train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston are on their way to work, assignations, reunions, holidays or new starts, with no idea that their journey is about to be brutally curtailed. Nazir Dawood is a cleaner on train. Naz had become suspicious of a man who looked like he was pretending to be asleep, when he startled awake and looked around dead shifty. As Naz became even more suspicious of a passenger he had been trying to get passengers from coach B to safety away from this man. Moments later through the tunnel a suicide bomb attack happened in coach B. Many died and many had horrific injuries, because a guy got on the train and deliberately blew himself up. That is evil. Pure evil. I really highly recommend this book. 

Published by Constable


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