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The Night Train to Marrakech

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Dinah Jefferies


In hedonistic 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 past 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…

Gripping, page-turning and dramatic, Night Train to Marrakechbrings the ancient city of Marrakech, and the swirling secrets of the wild desert and mountains that encircle it, vividly to life.


‘With all the vibrant colour and intoxicating scent of the kasbah, Night Train is set in Morocco at a time of dangerous political instability. Family secrets stretching back generations begin to unravel like an old kelim, in a story that is pacy and utterly engrossing. It’s a book to lose yourself in, a sensory immersion in a world of stunning beauty and extreme danger. Dinah Jefferies is at the top of her game.’
Gill Paul

‘An utterly atmospheric, gripping read that transports you to Marrakech… a real page-turner’
Susan Lewis, author of I Know It’s You

‘The epic finale in Dinah Jefferies’ spellbinding historical series explores family secrets, murder, betrayal and romance.’
Woman’s Own Magazine

‘Packed with danger and colour, this atmospheric story will transport you to the heart of Morocco.’
The Daily Record