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Reviews:

Starred Review- Kirkus: "Law ) powerfully evokes Cath's uneasiness and rising tension, all in a narrative style sometimes verging on the poetic but always suspenseful. A superior performance..."

Publisher's weekly "...smoothly written," "deliciously plotted revenge"

"..powerfully evokes Cath's uneasiness and rising tension, all in a narrative style sometiems verging on the poetic but always suspenseful. A superior performance, inarguably the author's best to date" Kirkus Reviews ( starred review) on The"An innovative novel that chronicles one woman's journey as she explores her sanity and her life...The story will keep you hooked." Romantic Times Bookclub on The Night Bus. "

The Night Bus


I got the idea for The Night Bus after watching a number of television progams focusing on amnesia victims' disappearances. I was struck by the fact that the return of the amnesiac to his or her family constituted a happy ending, and I wondered if some of these victims might not have been quite happy to have remained missing.
My heroine, Catherine Tolland, definitely has mixed feelings about returning to her home in Connecticut and being restored to her handsome but curiously reserved husband and his pushy sister. Emotionally ill, debilitated by pneumonia, and apparently permanently unemployable, Cath had only a few resources: intelligence, common sense, and a new faculty that fascinates her husband, an unsettlingly direct perception of evil.

Although I have published many mystery novels, I'd always wanted to do a straight novel of suspense. The idea of an amnesia victim with something to hide suggested an opportunity for a story with characters who were neither all good nor all evil, while Cath's beloved old farm house enabled me to use an eastern Connecticut setting I knew well.