She and her boyfriend Kit call the police, and in that moment, four lives change forever. The novel consists of a relatively small cast of characters, which I really appreciated as all of the characters bring something fresh and exciting to the novel. In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura witnesses a brutal attack. They call the police, and their testimony leads to the capture and conviction of a man named Jamie Balcombe. These accounts are detailed and in-depth, providing the reader with lots of information about each of the characters, and the ordeal they have encountered. I absolutely adored the book and highly recommend it to all of my readers! Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is a powerful and emotional novel about race, class and privilege.
Kelly lives in North London with her husband and daughters. If this is a hard cover, the dust jacket may be missing. The rape goes to trial, and all the grizzly details of the crime are revealed in the courtroom. Also contains references to mental illness. Her ability to switch between the sordid reality of crime and juicy melodrama, the story anchored within the realm of plausibility by the care with which she brings her characters and settings to life, reminded me of Ruth Rendell at her best. I was carrying it around the house I was so gripped' Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent 'A gripping, twisting, furiously clever read. This is a dark, suffocating and satirical choice which explores corruption and hypocrisy among the privileged classes.
Fifteen years on, Laura and Kit live in fear. Come 2015, Kit and Laura have changed their names and are living as ghosts, only risking travel to see the moon cover the sun. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. No highlighting of text, no writing in the margins, and no missing pages. I loved it' Ruth Ware, author of The Lying Game ' It's magnificent. In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura witnesses a brutal attack. I was really pleased with the way the novel ended.
Beth showers Kit and Laura with gratitude, but then her behavior takes a strange turn and they decide to distance themselves. Contains references to pregnancy issues, and also substance abuse. A fantastic thriller jam-packed full of twists and turns, fantastic characters and an astounding ending — what more could you want?! Born in London in 1976, she lives in north London with her husband and daughters. Minimal damage to the book cover eg. And finally, the novel also details substance abuse, including alcoholism and drug use. Kelly's pacing is deliberate, but patient readers will be rewarded with airtight plotting, mounting tension, and shocking twists.
The Sapphire Widowby Dinah Jeffriesis a sweeping, breathtaking story of love and betrayal. The novel really puts into perspective the debilitating effects of such a horrendous crime, and how it can negatively affect the victim, and others, years later. Good: A book that has been read, but is in good condition. Years later, Kit and Laura struggle to to cope with their anxieties and lead normal lives…and then the events of that night come to the forefront of their lives again. Overall, I highly recommend this novel to those of you who enjoy Psychological Thrillers, particularly those of you who enjoy reading courtroom dramas and references to crimes.
She was the victim of a tragic crime which she did not deserve, and has been through a great ordeal. Pregnancy issues and fertility issues are spoken about in some detail in the novel. He Said She Saidby Erin Kelly. I loved it' Ruth Ware, author of The Woman in Cabin 10 'It's magnificent. She and her boyfriend Kit call the police, and in that moment, four lives change forever. In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura witnesses a brutal attack. The novel follows the lives of Kit and Laura, whose lives are torn apart after they witness a young girl being attacked.
Kelly brilliantly uses the eclipse as metaphor, exploring the fact that though we long for black and white, the partial view is all we ever get. The novel explores the themes of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, including repeated references to a scene of rape. In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura witnesses a brutal attack. She and her boyfriend Kit call the police, and in that moment, four lives change forever. The novel also explores the theme of mental illness in some detail, especially anxiety and sleep disorders.
Attempts to match the beats of the story with the phases of an eclipse feel somewhat contrived, but overall, this is an affecting tale of infatuation, desperation, and betrayal. It was a Sunday Times bestseller, a Simon Mayo Radio 2 book club pick, a Richard and Judy book club thriller 2018 and was shortlisted for Crime and Thriller Book of the Year. All of these issues are explored in sufficient detail and with appropriate sensitivity, but if they may trigger a negative response from you, I would suggest you skip this novel. The Richard and Judy Book Club Summer 2018 selection features eight new titles selected by the book-loving couple. Stunningly twisty plot and weep-makingly brilliant writing' Marian Keyes, author of The Break 06 March 2017 — This riveting psychological thriller from British author Kelly Broadchurch explores the extremes to which people will go to conceal a lie. Fifteen years on, Laura and Kit live in fear. The narrative is told from the perspectives of couple Laura and Kit, narrated in both the present day 2015 and the past — the event of the eclipse viewing festival 1999.
Will Kit and Laura be able to move on from the past, or will they always live in fear? This is a thriller that is creepy and unpredictable. I was carrying it around the house I was so gripped -- Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent Kelly is a master at drip-feeding us the details, keeping us guessing about the truth, and the many shades of grey it contains, right until the end. . The Midnight Lineby Lee Child. Stunningly twisty plot and weep-makingly brilliant writing' Marian Keyes, author of The Break. Born in London in 1976, she lives in north London with her husband and daughters.
And while Laura knows she was right to speak out, she also knows that you can never see the whole picture: something is always hidden. She has worked as a freelance journalist since 1998 and written for the Guardian, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, New Statesman, Red, Elle, Cosmopolitan and The Pool. As the past narrative progresses, we discover exactly what happened at that fateful eclipse festival in 1999. She suffers with anxiety and panic attacks, and lives her life constantly feeling on-edge. I was carrying it around the house I was so gripped' Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent ' A gripping, twisting, furiously clever read.