A Night on the Orient Express by Veronica Henry
By Veronica Henry
For one team of passengers settling in to their seats and taking their first sips of champagne, the adventure from London to Venice is greater than the journey of a lifetime.
A mysterious errand; a promise made to a death buddy; an unforeseen thought; a mystery achieving again a lifetime...As the teach sweeps on, revelations, confessions and assignations spread opposed to the main romantic and notorious atmosphere on this planet.
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