The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 02/07/2020
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The Golden Rule
Cornwall and a ghastly murder plot...
Two strangers met on a train and make a pact to kill each other’s husbands. Will they reach their goal to keep their promises, that is for you to find out ... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley


Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021 When Hannah is invited into the First-Class carriage of the London to Penzance train by Jinni, she walks into a spider's web. Now a poor young single mother, Hannah once escaped Cornwall to go to university. But once she married Jake and had his child, her dreams were crushed into bitter disillusion. Her husband has left her for Eve, rich and childless, and Hannah has been surviving by becoming a cleaner in London. Jinni is equally angry and bitter, and in the course of their journey the two women agree to murder each other's husbands. After all, they are strangers on a train - who could possibly connect them? But when Hannah goes to Jinni's husband's home the next night, she finds Stan, a huge, hairy, ugly drunk who has his own problems - not least the care of a half-ruined house and garden. He claims Jinni is a very different person to the one who has persuaded Hannah to commit a terrible crime. Who is telling the truth - and who is the real victim?

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781408711521
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 660g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 42 mm

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The Golden Rule
Completely gripping
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. When Hannah's marriage breaks down and her husband leaves her for the mysterious Eve she struggles with no career to suppor... READ MORE
Allison Valentine
The Golden Rule
Craig balances her fascination with Family and with Nation.
A new Amanda Craig novel is always an anticipated treat. She balances her fascination with Family and with Nation by addressing important issues through t... READ MORE
Sarah D
The Golden Rule
A beautifully portrayed story of all of human life
From the moment I read the synopsis of The Golden Rule I knew I wanted to read it. I was intrigued by the idea that two strangers meet on a train and plot ... READ MORE
The Golden Rule
Another excellent topical novel by Craig with mystery and a touch of myth
My thanks to Little, Brown Book Group U.K. for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘The Golden Rule’ by Amanda Craig in exchange for an honest review. I was complete... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
The Golden Rule
Desperate times, desperate pacts.
Hannah's in the middle of a messy divorce from her abusive husband after finding out he's been having an affair. Barely able to afford to keep her daughter... READ MORE
Laura McToal
The Golden Rule
Strangers on a train with a twist!
Despite thinking she’d left her childhood poverty behind when she won a place at Durham University, Hannah has been abandoned by her handsome well connecte... READ MORE
Judith Jesp
The Golden Rule
A book better to avoid
A completely predictable, cheesy story, badly written. Full of one-dimensional personage acting like lunatics. Kind of Cinderella meets Mr Rochester but so... READ MORE
The Golden Rule
Family drama
The Golden Rule by Amanda Craig starts off promising to be a murder mystery. However, it turns out to be an unexpected but enjoyable account of a strugglin... READ MORE
Alice Anderson
The Golden Rule
Brilliant Read!
So I've had this on my to be read pile for quite some time, but it was announced to be part of the women's prize for fiction 2021 longlist last night so it... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Golden Rule
A story of our times?
I really enjoyed The Golden Rule, and I was intrigued as to how it was going to link to Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train AND Beauty and the Beast.... READ MORE
Clare R