On a short train ride from Knoxville to Chattanooga a young girl’s life is changed forever. Murder, love, and a lifelong mystery are set into motion as the passengers listen to the clickety-clack of the wheels on the track. Can her hero, dressed in Navy whites, save her from disaster? Is there more to this tangled web of lies and deceit than there seems to be?
Karen’s Magic Review
This is a short, quick read that packs a punch! A perfect little book when you have an hour or so to spend on yourself.
Set in the bygone days, a young girl goes off to visit her sister and gets involved in a murder on a train. There were no spare words in this story. Everyone counts, and swifty moves you on the next, and all the while drawing you in. It was also very atmospheric and reminded me of those old crime noir films.
When the story rounds off really nicely and all is revealed, I was satisfied at being entertained with a good story. Then I turned the page – instead of The End, there was more, a lot more. The epilogue was unexpected because what more was there to say? The icing on the cake, that’s what, a neat little tale that totally surprised me.
What I also picked up on is love at first sight. This is not a romantic story by any means but a couple of the characters meet on the train and something clicks. I once wrote a story about that magic moment, it too involved crime. It just shows how when life gets complicated, and we’re going about our business, it unexpectedly strikes. If you wish you can read First Sight on Wattpad.
Electric Ecletic books are a brand of entertaining reads featuring a variety of stories by different authors. It’s also a great place to find new authors as Chattanooga Choo Choo gives you and example of Elizabeth Horton-Newton work. If you like what you read, you may want to check out one of her full novels.
I love her work and these are the ones I have read and reviewed. Until I listed them, I hadn’t realised just how addictive she is!
Elizabeth’s Facebook page to learn more about her and her books is here.