Book review of The Passenger

She takes the same train every day. But this is a journey she’ll never forget.

Amanda is a hardworking single mum, completely focused on her job and her daughter, Louise. She’s been saving for years and now, finally, she can afford to give up work and chase her dream.

But then, on her commute home from London to Brighton, she meets a charming stranger – who seems to know everything about her.

He delivers an ultimatum. She needs to give him the code for the safe where she keeps her savings before the train reaches Brighton – or she’ll never see Louise again.

Convinced that the threat is real, Amanda is stunned, horrified. She knows she should give him the code, but she can’t. Because she also knows there is a terrible secret in that safe which will destroy her life and Louise’s too…

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My Thought

This book is quite interesting, with different characters’ angles to continue the story, different from most of the stories go by time. 

Amanda as the mother was saving the money to pursue her dream of being a writer, meanwhile supporting the family— her daughter Louise.

The story became just because Louise leaked Amanda’s secret safe, which might contain at least 20k.  Louise was always complaining to her new boyfriend that her mom won’t help her with the cost to go traveling, even got so much money. Her  Mindless words were taken seriously by her boyfriend.

Even till the end of the story, I can’t accept why the money should be spent on the daughter’s cost of traveling. well, you’d better earn it yourself then think about chasing whatsoever dream. 

I enjoyed it even with the predictability. but when it comes to the end, I can hardly agree with it. This plot will only be in the novel, non-fact-based to make the story a bit plain. 

Daniel Hurst

The Passenger

A psychological thriller with an ending you won’t see coming.

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