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June 2015 Book of the Month.
Full of intrigue, this is a story about relationships, deception and trust. Christy and Joe have scrimped and saved to move into their dream home, once owned by Amber and Jeremy Fraser who have sold up without explanation. Two tales are told, from the first moments each couple moved in to Lime Park Road. It almost feels as though we are alongside Christy as she experiences her everyday life, however Amber’s tale is more intimate and complex as we directly hear her thoughts and feelings. The author sends your mind scampering one way and then the other, encouraging you to doubt, to remain uncertain. It isn’t until the last two chapters that answers are in sight, so don’t peek. Although the ultimate question is just what did happen to the Frasers... the more interesting aspects of this story are the relationships on display, both those in plain sight and those deliberately concealed. ~ Liz Robinson
My name is Amber Fraser. I've just moved in at Number 40, Lime Park Road. You'll come to think of me as a loving wife, a thoughtful neighbour and a trusted friend. This is a lie. When Christy and Joe Davenport are handed the keys to Number 40 on picture-perfect Lime Park Road, Christy knows it should be a dream come true. How strange though that the house was on the market for such a low price. That the previous owners, the Frasers, had renovated the entire property yet moved out within a year. That none of the neighbours will talk to Christy. As her curiosity begins to give way to obsession, Christy finds herself drawn deeper into the mystery of the house's previous occupants - and the dark and shocking secret that tore the street apart...
Closing date: 19/03/2020
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
'Louise Candlish's stories don't shy away from life's more painful and emotional moments' Glamour
'I loved this book. Full of complicated yet sympathetic characters and riven with the kind of dilemmas that characterise real lives. I honestly didn't see the twist coming. Perfect' Jojo Moyes on The Day You Saved my Life
'Tense, twisty and completely addictive, will keep you guessing right until the end...' Good Housekeeping
Publication date: 21/05/2015
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||21st May 2015|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Louise Candlish was our Guest Editor in July 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing. Louise Candlish studied English at University College London and worked as an editor in art publishing and as a copywriter before writing fiction. Though her stories are about people facing dramatic dilemmas, she tries to live an uncomplicated life in London with her husband and daughter.More About Louise Candlish