Every day Charles Schine rides the 8:43 to do the job he has done for over a decade in a New York advertising agency. With a wife and an ill child who depend on him, Charles is not a man who likes changes or takes risks...until he is later for his regular train, and sits down across from the woman of his dreams.
Her name is Lucinda. Like Charles, she is married. Like Charles, she takes the train every day to work in New York City. Her train is the 9:05, and tomorrow she will be on it again, and so will Charles. For there is something about Lucinda, the flash of thigh beneath her short skirt, the way every man on the train is eyeing her, something about this time of the morning that will make Charles take a chance he shouldn't take, break a vow he shouldn't break, and enter a room he should never enter.
In a matter of days, a flirtation turns to a passion, and Charles and Lucinda are drawn into the dark side of the American Dream. In a matter of weeks, Charles's life is in shambles. A man is dead. A small fortune is stolen. Charles's home is violated and everything violently spirals out of control.
But Charles is about to discover that once you leave the straight and narrow, getting back on track is the most perilous journey of all. And for Charles, that journey - of lies, terror, and deception - has just begun.
Hold On Tight
A dark never ending rollercoaster ride. Just when you think that the writer could end it there, it takes another jerky turn. The narrator has many different voices that makes you feel like they are really switching characters. I loved this book and can't wait to see the movie.
This is one of the best books I've ever read. With a twist at every turn, I didn't want to put it down. If you like murder, mystery and suspense, this book has it all.
This book is soo excellent. I just can't tell you how off the wall it is. This is my favorite book ever. I could not put it down!! I mean at all. It was so involved and kept you going. My mother thought the same. She picked it up in the dollar store so I thought how good can this be??? But when I read it I was shocked. Highly recommended. I said to my mom they should make a movie on this book...And there it was coming out months later. So buy it and go for the ride! Worth every penny!!!