The last letter is addressed to me. No stamp, swirly handwriting in black ink. I pull out a piece of paper, stiffening when I read the message. Hands trembling, the note slides to the floor.

Your husband is having an affair.

Six words written in neat block letters.

Six words slipped through her letterbox, destroying her marriage, exposing Ella’s perfect life as perfect lies.

But Ella has a plan: Alice is the answer to her problems. A lodger, to help keep her afloat, a friend, to keep the loneliness at bay.

Only Alice has her own reasons for wanting to live at 46 Heath Street

 

 

My review

My second book by this author and I was even more convinced about the ability she has to capture my attention and to make me forget about everything around me because I am too engrossed in her story.

From the start until the finish the writer has created a kind of creepiness mixed with a very big dose of different emotions. Once again I am confronted by some people’s viciousness. Nobody’s life is a bed of roses, but jeez some really got the short end of the stick.

I applauded Nancy for what she did. Maybe she should have done it a lot sooner. 🙂 I liked every character. By this I mean I loved the way the author created them because they were perfect for the role they had to play.

I was as intrigued by what happened in the past as I was by what was going on in the present.

This story made me feel like my senses were on a trampoline : heartbreaking, heartwarming and back again and again.

There is only one thing left to say : I absolutely enjoyed it. 5 stars.

Thank you, Lesley Sanderson, Bookouture and Netgalley.

 

About the author

Lesley spends her days writing in coffee shops in Kings Cross where she lives and also works as a librarian in a multicultural school. She has lived and worked in Paris and speaks four languages.

She attended the Curtis Brown Creative novel writing course in 2015/6, and in 2017 was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish fiction prize.

Lesley discovered Patricia Highsmith as a teenager and has since been hooked on psychological thrillers. She is particularly interested in the psychology of female relationships.

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