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“This house of correction is booby-trapped with twists, the floors paved with trapdoors, quicksand churning in the garden. Enter if you dare.” –A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
“Full of unexpected turns . . . Immensely satisfying.” – The New York Times Book Review
In this heart-pounding standalone thriller from bestselling author Nicci French, a woman accused of murder attempts to solve her own case from the confines of prison—but as she unravels the truth, everything is called into question, including her own certainty that she is innocent.
Tabitha is not a murderer.
When a body is discovered in Okeham, England, Tabitha is shocked to find herself being placed in handcuffs. It must be a mistake. She’d only recently moved back to her childhood hometown, not even getting a chance to reacquaint herself with the neighbors. How could she possibly be a murder suspect?
She knows she’s not.
As Tabitha is shepherded through the system, her entire life is picked apart and scrutinized —her history of depression and medications, her decision to move back to a town she supposedly hated . . . and of course, her past relationship with the victim, her former teacher. But most unsettling, Tabitha’s own memories of that day are a complete blur.
She thinks she’s not.
From the isolation of the correctional facility, Tabitha dissects every piece of evidence, every testimony she can get her hands on, matching them against her own recollections. But as dark, long-buried memories from her childhood come to light, Tabatha begins to question if she knows what kind of person she is after all. The world is convinced she’s a killer. Tabatha needs to prove them all wrong.
But what if she’s only lying to herself?
"If you enjoy a whodunit headed up by a slightly unreliable narrator who is also an amateur sleuth, this unsettling yet sharp suspense novel will be most enjoyable." -- Addison Independent on House of Correction
“This house of correction is booby-trapped with twists, the floors paved with trapdoors, quicksand churning in the garden. Enter if you dare.” –A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window -- A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window, on House of Correction
"Seamlessly shifts from prison drama to procedural to legal thriller—and finally to an ingenious twist on the locked-room mystery. French continues to impress." -- Publishers Weekly on House of Correction
"Another winner . . . combining an impeccably constructed, secrecy-prone English village with masterful plotting and an indefatigable protagonist who carries on, no matter the cost."
-- Booklist on House of Correction
"Genius . . . a lot of fun . . . Nicci French always writes great novels and this is no exception. The character of Tabitha is one of the best ones all year in any novels I have read." -- Red Carpet Crash on House of Correction
"Razor-sharp writing by French expertly amps the tension." -- Peopleon The Lying Room
“International bestseller French belongs on every thriller fan’s TBR list.” -- Booklist
“Having ended the saga of forensic psychologist Frieda Klein on a suitably harrowing note, French produces a stand-alone that’s just as suspenseful . . . The sorely tried heroine realizes, “I can’t trust anyone.” Neither can the expertly manipulated reader.” -- Kirkus Reviewson The Lying Room
“Fans of domestic thrillers will be rewarded.” -- Publishers Weekly
"An enthralling and addicting novel . . . Longtime fans of French will find their high expectations rewarded, while newcomers will be motivated to explore the author’s backlist. I envy their discovery."
-- Book Reporter on The Lying Room
"An enjoyable mystery that offers unique views of the legal system and is a refreshing change of pace for readers of this genre." -- Book Reporter on House of Correction
"A big book, as always, and more than one kind of thriller, even though brilliantly integrated into one headlong narrative. It’s all-out psychological suspense: the central figure is maybe the hardest-to-like Nicci French antiheroine yet (and you’ll be rooting for her almost at once); but then it’s also a smashing courtroom drama.” -- The Shawangunk Journal (New York) on House of Correction
“Nicci French crafted a blisteringly intense thriller about a woman trying to prove her innocence from the confines of prison . . . House of Correction is a gripping drama that will leave thriller lovers rapidly turning the page as twist after twist unfurls.” -- News Times (Connecticut) on House of Correction
“This is a skillful and powerfully written blending of genres: an unsparing look at prison life, an unruly courtroom drama, a well-plotted murder mystery, and, most of all, a raw portrait of an angry, damaged woman whose complete disregard for being liked serves her very well indeed.” -- Air Mail on House of Correction
“Readers who love stories of empowered underdogs will cheer for Tabitha as she pieces together the facts that will prove her guilt or innocence." -- The Big Thrill on House of Correction
“Part Nancy Drew, part “Twelve Angry Men,” full of unexpected turns and surprisingly taut courtroom scenes. . . . Immensely satisfying.” -- The New York Times Book Review --Questo testo si riferisce a un'edizione alternativa kindle_edition.
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- ASIN : B083SP5837
- Editore : William Morrow Paperbacks (27 ottobre 2020)
- Lingua : Inglese
- Dimensioni file : 2184 KB
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- Lunghezza stampa : 487 pagine
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 74,782 in Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 nella categoria Kindle Store)
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I was therefore really looking forward to this one & pre-ordered it then put it to the bottom of the pile to savour the anticipation of a fantastic read to come.
What a huge disappointment!
Like a previous reviewer says it is as though it was written by a completely different author.
The main character Tabitha is so unlikeable, couldn’t warm to her at all - in fact not to any of the characters.
The final reveal of the real killer is so random I defy anyone to see it coming but trust me it’s not worth reading the whole lot to find out whodunnit!
Maybe if this is the first Nicci French book you have read you could rate it but it is honestly not a patch on their earlier stuff.
Read those but skip this one.
Like many others, I have read all of NF’s books and enjoyed all of them, some more than others though. (Since others have raised the point, I’ll add my vote to the opinion that generally NF’s stand-alone books are better than those in their Frieda Klein series.)
This book is rather different from any of NF’s others, and I can see why some reviewers may have been disappointed in the lack of direct action, large sections of the book being set either in prison or in court. The main character is also quirky, and some found her unlikeable (I didn’t). Also, at over 500 pages, the book is quite long, and I would not disagree with anyone who said that for the first part it was rather a slow burner – some may have been put off by that I suppose. But I found it engaging and compelling throughout, and particularly towards the end a real page-turner (I stayed up late one night to finish it).
I would certainly agree that this is one of their best yet.
When I started reading this novel I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy it - the amount of anger exhibited by Tabitha, her excessive bad language and her aggressive manner made her a rather unsympathetic character - despite my feeling sorry for her for what had happened to her in the past; also I was surprised by the treatment meted out to Tabitha in prison - if she was on remand and innocent until proven guilty, would she have been treated in exactly the same way as those prisoners who had been found guilty? However, that said, I soon became caught up in Tabitha’s story and as it’s one of those plots where only a very few people could have actually committed the murder, it was interesting to try and work out who, if it wasn’t Tabitha, had carried out the deed. And as I like reading courtroom dramas and the second part of the novel was set during Tabitha’s trial where she tries to defend herself to the best of her ability, I very much enjoyed this part of the story. So, although there were areas that I found less than convincing than others (I can’t explain further for fear of revealing too much of the plot, but would someone who couldn't even remember fully what they did on the day of the murder actually dismiss her solicitor and, despite having no legal training whatsoever, decide to defend herself? ), I nevertheless found this an interesting and entertaining read and one that I found quite difficult to put down. I am now interested in looking at the Frieda Klein books written by this duo and of which there are eight novels in all, beginning with 'Blue Monday'.