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Until it's Over by Nicci French
  

Until it's Over

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Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2010.

Nicci French was shortlisted for the Specsavers ITV3 Crime Thriller Bestseller Dagger 2009.

Astrid Bell finds her life spiralling out of control when two people she comes in to contact with are found murdered. The police are watching her and so too are the flatmates she lives with. Will there be a third victim with some relations to Astrid, is Astrid herself the murderer. You'll have to read and find out but you will not be disappointed by this psychological thriller that keeps you guessing until the end.

If you like Nicci French you might also like to read books by Gemma O'Connor, Morag Joss and Ruth Rendell.

Synopsis

Until it's Over by Nicci French

Young and athletic, London cycle courier Astrid Bell is bad luck - for other people. First Astrid's neighbour Peggy Farrell accidentally knocks her off her bike ...and not long after is found bludgeoned to death. Then a few days later, Astrid is asked to pick up a package from a wealthy woman called Ingrid de Soto, only to find the client murdered in the hall of her luxurious home.

For the police it's more than coincidence. For Astrid and her six housemates it's the beginning of a nightmare: suspicious glances, bitter accusations, fallings out and a growing fear that the worst is yet to come! Because if it's true that bad luck comes in threes - who will be the next to die?

Reviews

Praise for Nicci French and Losing You

Lose yourself in this smart nail-biter of a tale about a mother's desperate search for her missing teenage daughter. -- People

Seamless first-person account. . . . This engrossing read captures the importance of the often overlooked and underappreciated minutiae of everyday life while commanding a deeply personal reaction in readers. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) The novel's greatest strength is its cool-eyed portrait of an English village. -- The Washington Post

What gives Losing You its chief distinction . . . is its unusually emotive color and its flinty protagonist, who, like any mother, understands that no one can possibly care as much about her child as she does. Nina is the parent we'd all like to be under duress, and I find I've become nearly as protective of her as she is of her daughter. -- Salon

Nicci French . . . know[s] exactly how to maintain the tension . . . Y Praise for Nicci French and Losing You

Lose yourself in this smart nail-biter of a tale about a mother's desperate search for her missing teenage daughter. - People

Seamless first-person account. . . . This engrossing read captures the importance of the often overlooked and underappreciated minutiae of everyday life while commanding a deeply personal reaction in readers. - Publishers Weekly (starred review) The novel's greatest strength is its cool-eyed portrait of an English village. - The Washington Post

What gives Losing You its chief distinction . . . is its unusually emotive color and its flinty protagonist, who, like any mother, understands that no one can possibly care as much about her child as she does. Nina is the parent we'd all like to be under duress, and I find I've become nearly as protective of her as she is of her daughter. - Salon Praise for Nicci French and Losing You

Lose yourself in this smart nail-biter of a tale about a mother's desperate search for her missing teenage daughter. -- People

Seamless first-person account. . . . This engrossing read captures the importance of the often overlooked and underappreciated minutiae of everyday life while commanding a deeply personal reaction in readers. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) The novel's greatest strength is its cool-eyed portrait of an English village. -- The Washington Post

What gives Losing You its chief distinction . . . is its unusually emotive color and its flinty protagonist, who, like any mother, understands that no one can possibly care as much about her child as she does. Nina is the parent we'd all like to be under duress, and I find I've become nearly as protective of her as she is of her daughter. -- Salon

Nicci French . . . know[s] exactly how to maintain the tension . . . You live through every nail-biting minute. -- The Guardian (London) This latest offering is sure to keep readers furiously flipping pages through the night. -- Booklist


About the Author

Nicci French

Nicci French was our Guest Editor in April 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired their writing.

Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple are married and live in Suffolk. There are fourteen other bestselling novels by Nicci French, all published by Penguin. Blue Monday was the first thrilling story in the Frieda Klein series, followed by Tuesday's Gone, Waiting for Wednesday, Thursday's Child, Friday on My Mind and Saturday Requiem.

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Publication date

6th September 2008

Author

Nicci French

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
All Shortlists and Winners
Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780141020914

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