Kelly’s #bookreview of Murder On The Christmas Express by Alexandra Benedict @ak_benedict @simonschusterUK #booktwt #bookblogger #fivestarread

Murder On The Christmas Express by Alexandra Benedict 

Review by Kelly Lacey 

I went into the book expecting a cosy crime read. Just based on the cover. Cosy crime is not what this book is at all. It is a hard-hitting topical read. It absolutely has reading triggers such as rape and abuse. 

I really enjoyed the main protagonist Roz Parker. She was feisty and believable. Her Scottishness shining through. A definite character that I will remember and bring out when asked about my favourite bookish characters. Roz has gained a seat at my fictional dinner party table.

The book has been compared to Agatha Christie’s. I can’t comment on that as I haven’t read any AG yet. But I have seen a few of her books made into plays and the tension and the who dunnit are spot on.

My brain was frazzled in a great way trying to play detective. I did guess the baddie but it wasn’t easy. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the book. You could read it at any time of the year really. You could change it to them all going on the summer holidays rather than Xmas. I am glad I read it and I hear that The Christmas Murder Games is equally as good.

This book is not for light-hearted readers, it has important topics at its core. At times hard to read in places but it really is thought-provoking!

Roz Parker will be your new favourite fictional character! 

Five stars 


Eighteen passengers. Seven stops. One killer.

In the early hours of Christmas Eve, the sleeper train to the Highlands is derailed, along with the festive plans of its travellers. With the train stuck in snow in the middle of nowhere, a killer stalks its carriages, picking off passengers one by one. Those who sleep on the sleeper train may never wake again.

Can former Met detective Roz Parker find the killer before they kill again?

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4 thoughts on “Kelly’s #bookreview of Murder On The Christmas Express by Alexandra Benedict @ak_benedict @simonschusterUK #booktwt #bookblogger #fivestarread

  1. Adding to my #TBR list (not that I need yet another book to read). I love to find books about the holidays that aren’t just focused on romance.


  2. Hi Kelly. I thank you for liking my post. Our club is doing a 30 day blogging challenge, so there is more to come.

    I retired from a show called Raters Not Haters where I reviewed the books of our members. So I like what you are doing.

    Have a great day!

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