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A structure of brick and mortar can raise so much passion in a person when it is the only home she has ever known. This book is proof of that as Ella loved living in 46 Heath Street. Orphaned at a young age, rejected by her mother, thrown into foster homes, then finding love with her husband Chris and a mother figure in Nancy, her MIL, Ella was happy with what life had brought to her until the death of her MIL.
Then came a note – Your husband is having an affair!!
On confronting, husband accepted it and walked out, and then kept pressing her to sell the house. Ella took in a lodger Alice as she hated being alone. But Alice too had her own secrets regarding the house. The house was the focal point of everyone’s lives.
My first book by Lesley Sanderson, the book was slow to start with. I could feel Ella’s pain, her loneliness and her sense of betrayal. The book was a bit moody, it gripped me at times, then looked at me indifferently, then caught hold of me in a clinch. We had a love-hate relationship going on with a constant ebb and flow. There was another parallel storyline happening so I could guess the story and the reason for the house being so important to Ella, Chris, and Alice.
Ah my niggles, repetitive scenes, no twists, no sharp turns, no exclamations from me, Ella was too needy and the story was predictable.
A domestic mystery of sorts, the plot line had its suspenseful scenes, physical abuse described made me want to whack the man – ah, those were the good moments!!
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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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…
Publication Date: 28th March 2019
I can deal with a predictable plot as long as the characters are interesting. Ella being needy, that might turn me off. Still, the blurb sounds interesting!
I had a love hate relationship with it… Loved some parts, hated the repetitive ones.. There were some weird subplots of attraction… 🤷🏻♀️
Time for a five star book, Shalini!
I agree Marialyce… Maybe I should switch to Netflix for a few days 😂I just finished a supposedly great thriller today, but I didn’t get thrilled… 😂 😂
Maybe you have hit your saturation point?
Should I move to Netflix? Adieu books?
I love that you called this book moody!💕💕
It certainly felt so… 😂
Interesting premise, but sounds a little ragged.
Hmmm yeah it appeared a bit repetitive… I actually didn’t understand why the main character was not more independent..
A moody book! Never heard a book being described like that before. I love it! Fab review, Shalini.
Hahaha it certainly felt so.. 😂
Too bad it wasn’t as good as the premise and cover makes it seem. ❤
It was quite different 😍❤️
Oops, I think this one is still on my need to write my review pile. I do get what you are saying with it though. 😊
Aah thank you… I was the only one who gave it 3 stars hence I got confused if I read the same book 😂
Great review! It’s a pity it didn’t quite measure up as the plot sounded intriguing.
She was too insipid
Nice, honest review Shalini. Needy main character, predictability, I will definitely pass.
I wanted to pass it away too
I’ve actual got this book on my to buy list, as like reading about husband and wife domestic settings. Should I read it?
I didn’t like it so much. It was an okay read. If you can get it in a sale or free from library, then it would be good