The House Across the Street

The House Across the Street

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

The mysterious and captivating new novel from the Number One bestseller would make a perfect gift this Christmas . . .
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Is there a murderer across the street?

It's 1964 and twenty-three-year-old Katy Speed is fascinated by glamorous Gloria and the goings-on at her house over the road.

Who are the mysterious women that keep coming and going in the strange black car?

Then one night, Gloria's house burns to the ground. Bodies are found in the wreckage.

And Katy's horror turns to disbelief when her own father is arrested and charged with murder.

Determined to prove his innocence, Katy sets out to uncover the truth about the mysterious house across the street and find the real murderer. But that means risking her own life . . .
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* * * * * - Heat

'Must read' Saturday Express

'Heart-warming and evocative, a real delight to read' Sun

'A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers' Daily Mail

'Glorious, heartwarming' Woman & Home

'Evocative, compelling, told from the heart' Sunday Express

'Gripping' Hello
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 257g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1405935375
  • 9781405935371
  • 18,461

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Evocative, multi-faceted and sometimes disturbing, a story that grips from first page to last. * Lancashire Post * Gripping. * Hello * Deservedly one of the world's favourite story tellers . . . You simply have to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next. * MyWeekly * Evocative, compelling, told from the heart * Sunday Express * Glorious, heartwarming * Woman & Home * A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers * Daily Mail * Heart-warming and evocative, a real delight to read * Sun * Praise for Lesley Pearse: * - * Must-reads this month * Marie Claire * Evocative, compelling, told from the heart * Sunday Express * A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers * Daily Mail * Gripping * Hello * Glorious, heartwarming * Woman & Home * Heart-warming and evocative, a real delight to read * Sun * Deservedly one of the world's favourite story tellers . . . You simply have to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next * MyWeekly * Praise for Lesley Pearse * - * Gripping 60s novel * Eastern Daily Press * You'll be up all night trying to guess what comes next * Good Living * Evocative * Woman's Weekly * We highly recommend it! * People's Friend * An evocative and nostalgic novel from one of the UK's most prolific, best-selling authors * CultureFly * A heartbreaking and intensely human story that twists, turns and grips from first page to last . . . * Lancashire Post * Lesley Pearse is on top form with her latest novel The House Across The Street * Choice * 5 * * * * * A gripping read set in the 1960s. The story becomes a full-blown mystery that will leave Katy's life in danger, and the search for answers drives this engaging combination of thriller and drama * The People's Friend * Lesley Pearse brilliantly captures the era . . . Emotional and moving, The House Across The Street is storytelling at its best, filled with characters you will care passionately about -- Anne Cater * Daily Express * Pearse has written another pacy novel, steeped in 1960s authenticity and driven by lovable - and love to hate - characters. But at the heart of the book lies a powerful message which stays with you long after you've finished reading * Sunday Express * Fab in Fiction feature * Woman's Way * The Hot List * Inside Soap * A gripping new novel * Yours * A gripping novel . . . will have you up all night guessing what happens next * My Weekly * A deeply evocative read * Woman Magazine * 5 * * * * * Truly shocking * Fab New 5 Star Fiction, Heat * Must read * Saturday Express *
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About Lesley Pearse

Lesley Pearse was told as a child that she had too much imagination for her own good. When she grew up she worked her way through a number of jobs, including nanny, bunny girl, dressmaker and full-time mother, before, at the age of forty-nine, settling upon a career that would allow her gifts to blossom: she became a published writer. Lesley lives in Devon and has three daughters and four grandchildren.

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2,149 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 35% (744)
4 35% (746)
3 21% (455)
2 7% (144)
1 3% (60)
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