Catching the Last Tram by Susan Holt – 2017

What a charming book!  Catching the last tram is a romance that follows the usual Catching the last tramromantic arc – but not at all in a usual way.  Beth is a librarian who has moved into a new part of town, she is lonely and on the lookout for a fella – her last few relationships having not ended well.  Beth finds a likely prospect on her commuter tram, but her fixation on behaving in a way that will give her the best chance of pursuing a relationship, means she misses some very odd details about the tram and its regulars.  The reader is suspicious from the outset, which leads to a fun read as you try to work out exactly what might be going on.  Beth’s world is modern, but the style of writing is slightly not – until the cell phones came out I was thinking we were possibly in the 1950s, and the processes at Beth’s Library seem a bit dated as well – all of which added to the mystery.  I don’t want to give anything away, as the enjoyment of the book is in not knowing, but it gets pretty darn scary in a number of places.  Holt includes the theme of the evils of bullying, and the value of friendship, and a quite tongue in cheek reference to an environment where money trumps true love.  I still had a few questions at the end, but nothing that got in the way of this being a delightful read.

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2 Responses to Catching the Last Tram by Susan Holt – 2017

  1. Susan Holt says:

    Reblogged this on Susan Holt and commented:
    Well… that’s nice, isn’t it? I can only hope it will intrigue those who haven’t got a copy yet. You can get it here:


  2. Susan Holt says:

    Oh, and I meant to say, Alyson: Thank you so much for a delightfully descriptive review! What a marvellous perspective you have.

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