The Woman on the Orient express by Linsay Jayne Ashford

I brought this book thinking it was ‘Murder on the Orient express.’ Only when I started reading did I realise that it was something completely different.

Stuff on the back cover says

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.


The story revolves around three woman, who are each in matrimonial distress of some kind or the other. They meet by chance on the Orient express and form a meaningful bond. How they face thier problems, with help from the new found friends, forms the premise of this book.


– excellent concept which is nicely executed

– well developed characters

– nice twists

– well paced


– some parts of the book are quite predictable


A well written historic fiction is something I didn’t know I could like so much. I loved the setting of the book in ancient Mesopotamia and the Orient express. If you are looking for a book with history, fiction, travel or strong women then this book is right up your alley. Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed



I would love to read more books of this genre, so suggestions are welcome.

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