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Publisher's Summary

Carrie's best friend has an accident and can no longer make the round-the-world trip they'd planned together, so Carrie decides to go it alone. 

Violet is also travelling alone, after splitting up with her boyfriend in Thailand. She is desperate for a ticket on the Trans-Siberian Express, but there is nothing available. 

When the two women meet in a Beijing Hotel, Carrie makes the impulsive decision to invite Violet to take her best friend's place. Thrown together in a strange country, and the cramped cabin of the train, the women soon form a bond. But as the journey continues, through Mongolia and into Russia, things start to unravel - because one of these women is not who she claims to be....

©2019 S.J.I. Holliday (P)2019 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Mesmerizing!

I am two thirds into this wild ride of a novel. I am so glad I ignored the bad reviews, and followed my instinct to buy what sounded like an intriguing book; read by my favorite narrator. Imogen Church does not disappoint, clearly vocalizing two very different women as they merge their travels for a crazy journey and a perilous relationship. I don’t want this to end, but it will do very soon, as I can’t stop listening.
I have finished listening to “Violet.” It is already difficult to settle on a book to follow this one. I highly recommend; though this novel is not for the faint hearted. It is at times graphically violent. It is profoundly disturbing, and quite depressing. It is also richly atmospheric, with characters one can almost touch. The pace never lets up. This is a strange, taut story. You become a voyeur on this wild, often depraved, adventure. Buckle up.

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Entertaining but a bit unhinged

Overall really enjoyed this story but some of the story is a little ridiculous. Good mystery and thriller that’s easy to get through but not the greatest story.

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Loved it!

I loved this book. It was suspenseful, and engaging right off the bat. The story kept me on the edge of my seat. And as always, imogen church kills it at the narration.

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Great book

Edgy and descriptive. I wish this book, had a part two. The main character makes the reader anticipate who her enemy’s are, but the conclusion blows the reader away.

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HORRIBLE

Worst story ever! I was ready for a psychological thriller and I got this. Can't even finish it.

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  • Nicks
  • 11-22-19

Keeps you listening right to the end!

So pleased I decided to try a new author - I really enjoyed this book. The author weaves the mystery through different cities and its always nice to learn something new about other cultures. Narrator (Imogen Church) really did an excellent job. My only complaint, her pauses were a little long, but I just listened on 1.25 and it was perfect for me. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Miss C L Atcheson
  • 03-19-20

Intrigued to the end...

Intrigued to the end, however! I got a bit angry at parts because some of the decisions These girls make are so stupid I felt like screaming.
And I felt like the only likeable person in the whole book was Martin. But it was worth a go. Performed very well by narrator and does make you wanna go travelling regardless of the nightmare situations they get themselves in.

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  • Norbert
  • 01-20-20

Brilliantly written & brilliantly read.

Suzi Holliday is a seriously good writer & this is a seriously good book.

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  • Dr. N. Bescoby-chambers
  • 10-07-19

boring. struggled to finish

really wasn't very interesting. Boring. only just finished it , but wished I'd given up much earlier