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The Cottage: The gripping new crime suspense thriller with a difference Copertina flessibile – 8 luglio 2021
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The gripping new thriller with a difference from internationally bestselling author Lisa Stone
An isolated cottage…
After losing her job and boyfriend, Jan Hamlin is in desperate need of a fresh start. So she jumps at the chance to rent a secluded cottage on the edge of Coleshaw Woods.
A tap at the window…
Very quickly though, things take a dark turn. At night, Jan hears strange noises, and faint taps at the window. Something, or someone, is out there.
A forest that hides many secrets…
Jan refuses to be scared off. But whoever is outside isn’t going away, and it soon becomes clear that the nightmare is only just beginning…
What readers are saying about The Cottage
‘Couldn't put it down’
‘A book with twists and turns’
‘Has you on the edge of your seat’
‘This is a WOW’
‘Expect the unexpected’
‘Engaging and thought-provoking’
‘Had me hooked from page 1’
Praise for Lisa Stone
‘Couldn’t put it down, it was so addictive!’ Amazon reviewer
‘I was so hooked on this book I was up all night reading it into the next day’ Amazon reviewer
‘The written style keeps the reader enthralled’ Amazon reviewer
‘If you like a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish this book is for you’ Amazon reviewer
‘This is a cracking good read that had me hooked from the beginning until the end. Full of murders, spiritualistic intrigue and just a hint of romance. It is quick paced, extremely thought provoking and full of twists and turns. I didn't want to put this book down.’ Amazon reviewer
‘Fantastic book, couldn’t turn the pages quickly enough!’ Amazon reviewer
‘A well-written and extremely addictive novel that will stick in your head long after putting it down.’ Amazon reviewer
Descrizione del libro
The gripping new crime suspense thriller with a difference
- Editore : HarperCollins (8 luglio 2021)
- Lingua : Inglese
- Copertina flessibile : 352 pagine
- ISBN-10 : 0008445974
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008445973
- Peso articolo : 250 g
- Dimensioni : 12.9 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 39 in Misteri con fantasmi
- Recensioni dei clienti:
Recensione migliore da Italia
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The plot is quite surreal and when I understood the point of the situation everything became clear, all too clear.
It's a suspense thriller but I didn't feel the suspense element at all and I would have something to object to the thriller too.
It was a boring and predictable reading to me, with characters without depth and with obvious dialogues. I understood how it would end after just a few pages.
That's a big no for me.
Le recensioni migliori da altri paesi
The characters themselves were straight out of the Stereotyper's Guide To Cliched Characters (if there is such a book this author definitely owns it) and were so badly drawn it was hard to tell who or what they were supposed to be. I was particularly amused by the twenty-somethings who, had I not been told their ages, I'd have had down as being in their late fifties. The dialogue read like the characters were an am-dram group putting on a play in the village hall.
I read to the end as it was so ridiculous and the characters so painfully awful that I started to enjoy myself - I just kept pretending I was watching a Mike Leigh play (think Abigail's Party or Nuts In May). If you do buy it I challenge you to read it and not hear Candice-Marie and Keith's voices every time the story goes to Emma and Ian.
It is not unusual for the marketing blurb to overpromise, but underdeliver. However, this is one of those fairly rare occasions when the official synopsis does the opposite and underplays the merits of the book. That said, it would also be fair to say that there are some significant elements of this story that rely on the reader being prepared to to suspend disbelief and allow the author some artistic licence. With that proviso, Lisa Stone has delivered a thoroughly engaging suspense thriller that is also regularly thought-provoking.
There are essentially two alternating strands to the narrative. In the one strand there is Jan Hamlin, a woman who has been through some troubling times and has decided to rent a secluded cottage while she tries to pull herself back together. The other relates to Ian & Emma Jennings, a young married couple desperate to start a family. The storylines of the two sets of protagonists appear to be entirely unrelated, though it will not be too much of a spoiler to suggest that the reader will anticipate them becoming relevant to one another at some point - because those are the rules and that is just how these things work! It is left to the skill of the writer to weave these strands together in a manner that is not just captivating, but also plausible and acceptable to the reader's sense of authenticity. In this instance Lisa Stone makes a pretty good job of it.
Very often, the stories that draw the audience in most successfully and that create the most palpable tension are those that you can actually envisage happening in reality. That is certainly the case with "The Cottage". For the sake of avoiding spoilers I will not go into detail, just suffice to say that there are themes fundamental to this plot that are based on real-life happenings and, as such, are all the more disturbing. This one is well worth adding to your reading list.
This however is in my opinion the best one yet. A combination of two stories that come together as the book goes on. A girl escaping the world to look after a cottage and the owners dog while she is away experiences some strange noises and sightings mostly during the night. The cottage is in the middle of nowhere next to a dense woodland.
The other side of the story is a couple have just given birth to their second child who they believe is dead, but is he?
I read this book mainly in bed at night and it was a little eerie but I couldn’t put it down until all the pieces of the story came together.
Absolutely brilliant story and well written as are all her books. Got to wait for her next one now.
Highly recommend this author and this book