A retired detective and a young woman are about to face their worst fears.
Vicki Reiner is emotionally isolated and craves the fleeting happiness she experienced in the years prior to her college graduation. In an attempt to recapture this, she invites her former friend and room-mate, Laurie, for a break at her deserted beachside home. However, despite booking an online bus ticket, her friend never shows up and seems to have vanished.
Unable to accept the bizarre circumstances of the disappearance, Vicki approaches the police who dismiss her concerns before enlisting the reluctant help of Leighton Jones – a newly retired detective who is haunted by the death of his teenage daughter. Despite trying to remain detached from the case, Leighton is drawn to Vicki and her search for justice.
The unlikely pair face numerous obstacles but using a combination of methods he and Vicki track the killers who are working across the dusty freeways of North America.
Soon Vicki and Leighton find themselves nervously waiting at a remote bus stop expecting the arrival of the bus.
Will they ever discover what happened to Laurie?
And can they both escape with their lives?
**Thanks to the lovely Bloodhound Books for this lovely book, in exchange for my honest review, and participation in this blog tour. I would rate this book a 4/5 stars.
I am new to Norman M. Brown, once I read the synopsis of this one, I knew I had to read it. It sounded incredible. However I will not go into great depths with this review because I don’t want to accidentally spoil anything for you guys.
This was one of those books, that just grabs you, in a pulse pounding frenzy, and keeps it’s grasp until the last page. I loved the interaction between the two main characters too. It really made for an easy reading experience. I found a lot of originality in the plot, and that was really so refreshing. It’s a strong story, with strong writing to back it up. I hope that some of you decide to read it. I promise you, its worth the read. **
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.