Night Train to Marrakech
HarperCollins Fiction - Sept 2023
The final book in the sweeping historical series from the
No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author.
Staring out into the dark on the rattling night train to Marrakech, French student Vicky Baudin is running from a failed relationship and in search of her icon, the great designer Yves St Laurent. But she is also looking for the truth about the mysterious grandmother who gave her father up for adoption decades before.
Clemence Petier lives in a kasbah high in the Atlas Mountains, where she guards her secrets closely. Cautious about the arrival of an unknown granddaughter from France, she is rocked by the reappearance of an unwelcome face from her childhood – a face that threatens her very identity and freedom.
When Vicky’s cousin Bea joins her from London, the two girls throw themselves into Morocco’s wild and glamorous party scene: Marrakech is a cosmopolitan magnet for hedonists and creatives, the Gettys and famous rock stars and artists. But when a terrible murder takes place, and then Bea goes missing, Vicky must turn to her grandmother for urgent help – before they are all put at risk. Yet Clemence has her own dark secret that must stay hidden…
The third in the Daughters of War trilogy, this gripping, page-turning and dramatic novel brings the colour, atmosphere and sun-baked walls of 1960s Marrakech vividly to life – and the wild arid desert and mountains that surround it.