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Night Train to Marrakech by Dinah Jefferies

A few weeks ago I was given the chance to read Night Train to Marrakech by Dinah Jefferies. This is the final book in the sweeping historical series from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author, Dinah Jefferies. It follows The Daughters of War and The Hidden Palace which I have previously read and reviewed.

Night Train to Marrakech by Dinah Jefferies

In 1960s Marrakech a young girl travels to meet her estranged grandmother.

Vicky Baudin steps on to the train through Morocco looking for the truth about the woman who gave her father up for adoption decades before. Clemence Petier lives in a kasbah on the edge of the Atlas Mountains, her background shrouded in mystery.

But the past holds secrets that threaten them both.

A face from Clemence’s childhood threatens to expose everything she has built a life to hide.

And danger is all around…

When a brutal murder takes place, Clemence and Vicky are forced to band together. Yet Clemence’s own dark secret must stay hidden at all costs…

I was excited to get my hands on an advance copy of Night Train to Marrakech. Regular readers know I love to share historical fiction and I’m a big fan of Dinah Jefferies. It was a while since I had read the first two books in the trilogy and in a way that was good, because this book can be read on its own.

I loved the setting of Morocco and its situation in 1960. However it took me a little while to get used to the characters, as Vicky is the daughter of Elise and Victor. I was expecting the story to focus on the three sisters Elise, Florence and Helene, and it took me a while to  become acquainted with Vicky and Bea, daughter of Florence and Jack.

The story is quite fast paced, set in post-war Morocco and involves murder, a disappearance and romance. At some points I thought the story was a little far fetched but it was also enjoyable and kept me guessing to the end. I’m sad that that trilogy is over and look forward to Dinah Jefferies next novel.

Disclosure – I received a copy of this book via NetGalley to read and share my opinion on.

You may be interested in my other reviews of books by Dinah Jefferies:

The Hidden Palace by Dinah Jefferies

Daughters of War by Dinah Jefferies

The Tuscan Contessa by Dinah Jefferies

The Missing Sister by Dinah Jefferies

The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies

Before The Rains by Dinah Jefferies

The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

The Silk Merchant’s Daughter by Dinah Jefferies

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