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Book Review – The Train by Sarah Bourne @Bloodhoundbook #BookReview #BookBlogger #contemporary

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An insight into human psyche and how a supposedly unlinked suicide (jump on the tracks) could affect a group of people who had been traveling on the same train.

Sarah Bourne’s book gave an insight on how our subconscious got affected by a tragedy. There was an underlying pathos for the dead woman even when the different chapters focused on the lives of the characters.

Emotions… Oh those wonderful emotions that rule us… This book exemplified it and showed varied ones as mini dramas in their lives. A bird’s eye view, if you could call it that, was what I got as I journeyed down the pages.

Though slow and quite detailed, it still made me reflect about my life, especially in the light of this pandemic. I would be right in saying the tracks were the pathways of our lives and the train, us as we navigated a sudden stop.

A trigger for transformation as we understood how fragile human life actually was. Carpe Diem was what I realized it was all about.

Just live every moment!!


Rating: 4 out of 5.


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When a woman steps in front of commuter train to end her life, it sets in motion a chain of events that will also change the lives of its passengers forever.
Eight strangers start their day unaware of the events about to unfold, but they find themselves having to reassess who they are and what they want from life.
Emotional responses rise to the surface, including some of the choices they’ve made in life and their own mortality. Can their lives go on as they were, or will this stranger’s death be the catalyst they need for change?


Publication Date: April 2021

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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