The House Across the Street (Hardback)Lesley Pearse (author)
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'Lesley Pearse is on top form with her latest novel The House Across The Street' Choice
'A tense and thrilling tale. Emotional and moving, storytelling at its best, filled with characters you will passionately care about' Daily Express
'A deeply evocative read' Woman
Twenty-three-year-old Katy Speed has always been fascinated by the house across the street . . .
The woman who lives there, Gloria, is the most glamorous neighbour on the avenue, owning a fashionable dress shop in Bexhill-on-Sea. But who is the woman who arrives in the black car most Saturdays while Gloria is at work? Sometimes she brings women to the house, and other times the women come with children.
Hilda, Katy's mother, disapproves of Gloria. She wonders where these mysterious visitors have come from, and what they want. Does Gloria have sinister reasons for secretly bringing strangers into the heart of the community?
Then one night, the house burns down. In the wreckage, the bodies of Gloria and her daughter are found. Katy is sure the unexplained strangers must be responsible, until her father is arrested and charged with murder.
Surely the police have arrested the wrong person?
Is the rest of the street safe?
Can Katy find the truth before it's too late?
The House across the Street is a compelling, page-turning insight into the secrets of domestic life in a suburban avenue in 1960, from one of the world's favourite storytellers.
* * * * * 'Truly shocking' Heat
'This novel will have you up all night guessing what happens next' My Weekly
'A gripping new novel' Yours
'Heart-warming and evocative, a real delight to read' Sun
'A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers' Daily Mail
'Glorious, heartwarming' Woman & Home
'Evocative, compelling, told from the heart' Sunday Express
'Deservedly one of the world's favourite story tellers . . . You simply have to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next' MyWeekly
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 573 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 33 mm
A gripping novel . . . will have you up all night guessing what happens next * My Weekly *
A gripping new novel' * Yours *
Fab in Fiction feature * Woman's Way *
Pearse has written another pacy novel, steeped in 1960s authenticity and driven by lovable - and love to hate - characters. But at the heart of the book lies a powerful message which stays with you long after you've finished reading * S magazine *
Lesley Pearse brilliantly captures the era . . . Emotional and moving, The House Across The Street is storytelling at its best, filled with characters you will care passionately about -- Anne Cater * Daily Express *
Lesley Pearse is on top form with her latest novel The House Across The Street * Choice *
A deeply evocative read * Woman Magazine *
Praise for Lesley Pearse: * - *
Heart-warming and evocative, a real delight to read * Sun *
A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers * Daily Mail *
Glorious, heartwarming * Woman & Home *
Evocative, compelling, told from the heart * Sunday Express *
Deservedly one of the world's favourite story tellers . . . You simply have to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next. * MyWeekly *
Gripping. * Hello *
Evocative, multi-faceted and sometimes disturbing, a story that grips from first page to last. * Lancashire Post *
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