On the Blue Train
Yes, she said, finally. Breaks are important. There are times when it's wiser to get away. From it all...It was the work of a moment, on 4 December 1926, Agatha Christie of London became Teresa Neele, resident of the spa hotel, the Harrogate Hydro. With her wedding ring left behind her, and her minimal belongings unpacked, Agatha's lost days begin...Lying to her fellow guests about the death of a husband and child, Teresa settles in to the anonymity she so fiercely desires. Until, Harry McKenna, bruised from the end of his own marriage, asks her to dance...In this entrancing novel of creativity and grief, Kristel Thornell writes of Agatha Christie's retreat from a life that had become too difficult. With verve and sensitivity, Thornell writes when Christie could not.
Kristel Thornell's debut work of fiction, Night Street, was the co-winner of the Vogel's award in 2009 and was much acclaimed when published in 2010. On the Blue Train is her second novel.