The Passenger by Daniel Hurst / #Review #BlogTour @damppebbles @inkubatorbooks


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…




One way to captivate your reader’s interest is to open on a high note. I can tell you that if the prologue was an example of how intriguing the rest of the book was going to be, I knew I would be in for a splendid read. Well, I it seemed that I was right. 😊 It certainly was a great story.

It seemed like the author had a basket full of high notes. He started with one, ended with a few and threw in a couple more left, right and centre and they fell in all the right places in order to create a very entertaining read.

I, more than once, wondered why Amanda did what she did. Nobody wants to give in to blackmail, but aren’t there more important things than money? What was it that she was hiding? It must be something huge for her to be taking all those risks.

Will she see no other way than to give up in the end or are the tables going to be reversed once and for all?

Maybe the story was a bit over the top from time to time, but I did not care. I had a great time reading it and that’s what counts. 5 stars.

Thank you, Daniel Hurst and Damp Pebbles Blog Tours


About the Author

Daniel Hurst writes psychological thrillers and loves to tell tales about unusual things happening to normal people. He has written all his life, making the progression from handing scribbled stories to his parents as a boy to writing full length novels in his thirties. He lives in the North West of England and when he isn’t writing, he is usually watching a game of football in a pub where his wife can’t find him.


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