Don't judge the book by the name... This is really a killer thriller with a difference, and I for one absolutely loved it. The Girl On The Bus had me gasping in the first few pages, and that was it I was totally engrossed in the story, and all didn't quite seem as it should have been from there on in.
Vicki is a charming, likeable character that is tenacious, with the bit between her teeth and she isn't giving up on what happened to her friend Laurie.
Leighton Jones, is heading for the easy retired life, or so he thought, but he was a perfect in helping Vicki unravelling the mystery of Laurie, and what happened to her. Vicki and Leighton make a great if unlikely team in looking for Vicki's friend, I thought both characters were extremely well suited, and enjoyed reading about them.
The story definitely takes you on a journey that you didn't want to take in real life, but wow don't want to miss as a read. The description and setting is unsettling and chilling in nature. The story is pure brilliance as well as mysterious.
It had the perfect mix of horror, suspense and criminal acts.
As well as, really! OMG!
The book for me was full of tension and difficult to put down, it is one to read with the light on!
There is just enough information in the blurb to let you know what the book Is about without spoilers so I am not going to give anything away.
I would love to see this played out in a movie and it would do great on the big screen.
I am definitely looking forward to more reads by N.M. Brown, I thoroughly recommend this book and it will make you think about how you travel.
Norman M. Brown is an author living and working in Scotland. He attended secondary school in Stirling where he spent more time in the library or in the nearby park with a paperback, than he did in classes… Ironically, having graduated from Stirling University with a degree in English, he soon ended up back on the classroom again – where he has shared his love of fiction for two decades.
Having experimented with poetry, scripts and short stories over the years, he finally decided to write sit down and write the type of fiction he would like to read. The result was his crime thriller -The Girl on the Bus. As result, Norman was delighted to be signed to Bloodhound Books at the start of this year. The Girl in the Bus, is his first published novel. He is currently writing a second novel based on its protagonist - detective Leighton Jones.