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House of Correction Audio CD – Audio MP3, 27 ottobre 2020
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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
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 prisonbut 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. Shed 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 shes 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, Tabithas own memories of that day are a complete blur.
She thinks shes 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 shes a killer. Tabatha needs to prove them all wrong.
But what if shes only lying to herself?
- Editore : Blackstone Pub; Unabridged edizione (27 ottobre 2020)
- Lingua : Inglese
- ISBN-10 : 1799944026
- ISBN-13 : 978-1799944027
- Peso articolo : 68 g
- Dimensioni : 13.34 x 1.27 x 16.51 cm
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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'.