The Late Train to Gipsy Hill (Hardback)
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The Late Train to Gipsy Hill (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 02/09/2021
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The debut thriller from the former Home Secretary and author of This Boy is a gripping slice of contemporary espionage that takes in shadowy conspiracy, the Russian mafia and a beautiful woman on a train who may not be all that she seems.  

Gary Nelson has a routine for the commute to his rather dull job in the city. Each day, he watches transfixed as a beautiful woman on the train applies her make up in a ritual he now knows by heart. He's never dared to strike up a conversation . . . but maybe one day.

Then one evening, on the late train to Gipsy Hill, the woman who has beguiled him for so long, invites him to take the empty seat beside her. Fiddling with her mascara, she holds up her mirror and Gary reads the words 'HELP ME' scrawled in sticky black letters on the glass.

From that moment, Gary's life is turned on its head. He finds himself on the run from the Russian mafia, the FSB and even the Metropolitan Police - all because of what because this mysterious young woman may have witnessed. In the race to find out the truth, Gary discovers that there is a lot more to her than meets the eye...

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472286123
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 40 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Fascinating and ingenious. * Melvyn Bragg *
A smart, captivating, modern but timeless thriller. * John Marrs *
A fast-moving plot, complex but all too credible, expertly told. The fact it comes from the pen of a former Home Secretary makes the rich security detail and the myriad relationships all the more powerful. * Alastair Campbell *
Featuring espionage, the Russian Mafia and a gorgeous female on a train with a deadly secret, the tantalising plot has set Alan up for dominance of the bestseller charts for years to come. * Fiona Phillips *
Is there no limit to his talents? Not content with being a top politician, and a very nice feller, he turns his hand to writing four memoirs, which win prizes and awards and sell bucketloads. God I was spitting with envy. Why didn't he just stick to politics? I absolutely loved Alan's new thriller, it's brilliant. * Hunter Davies *
Blends gentle humour and brutal assassination into a cracking crime thriller. * The Sun *
The Girl on the Train with a dash of Russian poisoning and a classic femme fatale * Sunday Telegragh *

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“Fast train to the bookshelves”

I was honoured to be sent a proof copy from Alan Johnson himself, ahead of publication, having previously read his series of books recollecting his own life.

The Late Train to Gypsy Hill is his first novel, moving... More

Hardback edition
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“Twist spy thriller”

Thanks to Pigeonhole and Alan Johnson for the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Reading this book was like jumping into a maelstrom of Russian spies, deeds of derring do and... More

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“Debut spy thriller”

Well plotted debut spy thriller from Alan Johnson. Everyday on his boring daily commute, Gary Nelson is beguiled by watching a woman put on her make-up. He never dares to approach her until on day she signals for his... More

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