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The Couple Next Door

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hollyisalovelyname Mon 11-Sep-17 23:53:28

Has anybody read it ?
If so , your thoughts please.

KeithLeMonde Tue 12-Sep-17 19:56:19

This is what I said about it on the 50 Books thread:

"This had a decent suspenseful set-up but then kind of meandered off and the ending was disappointing. Sad use of mental health issues as well sad Last point aside, it was a decent enough page turner, easy to read - poolside reading really."

What did you think of it?

KeithLeMonde Tue 12-Sep-17 19:57:20

That random "sad" at the end of the penultimate sentence was originally a sad face emoji.

Printing it as a word makes me sound like Donald Trump on Twitter.

hollyisalovelyname Tue 12-Sep-17 20:06:01

Keith spot on.
There was suspense and it was easy reading. The ending was meh.
It will make a good film.

GetHappy Wed 13-Sep-17 20:35:18

Could have been a really good book but needed a better ending and also noticed a few gaps like were DH parents ever informed

lemony7 Fri 15-Sep-17 20:40:39

This sucked. I gave up and read spoilers! Couldn't do with the "he said" all the bloody time. THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO SAY IT!

rookiemere Fri 15-Sep-17 20:53:31

Try listening to it as an audible grin!

I got caught up in the plot but felt it could have been a little better edited and the audible voice was terribly irritating which didn't help.

Clawdy Fri 15-Sep-17 22:29:20

I thought it was dreadful. Ridiculous unbelievable storyline, it was really one of the worst thrillers I have ever read.

AgentProvocateur Fri 15-Sep-17 22:31:33

One of the worst books I've ever read. Poorly written, badly edited unbelievable tosh. Well, you did ask...wink

Owl1011 Fri 15-Sep-17 22:52:01

I actually couldn't put this book down but agree that the ending was weird and disappointing

Crispbutty Fri 15-Sep-17 22:56:51

Finished this last week. It was okay but not brilliant. Too far fetched.

uokhunni Thu 28-Sep-17 20:44:50

Another one of my holiday reads! Took a few hours- so many holes and predictable shite.

peoplearepeople Sat 30-Sep-17 12:55:59

I feel like I've read so many books like this over the past year. I read them in one or two sittings, and do actually enjoy them whilst reading. Once I finish them though, I'm nearly always disappointed in how they wrap the story up and kick myself for finding it such a page turner. These type of books seem to be a dime a dozen at the moment. I feel like so many authors are writing with a view to film rights being possibly picked up and it ruins the end of a story as they feel they have to go all out. smile

Has anyone read her other book called A stranger in the house? I've been pondering buying it as good do with something quick and easy to read, but don't want to feel frustrated again!

LadyDeadpool Sat 30-Sep-17 13:04:22

This book is an absolute disgrace and insulting to anyone with mental health problems. Just a horrible portrayal of PND and I really don't recommend reading it at all if you or anyone you love has suffered PND. The author should be ashamed of themselves.

gybegirl Sat 30-Sep-17 13:10:27

I think that was a bit rubbish to be honest. Sophie Hannah does this sort of thing so much better. A lot of these books feel like they are just going through the format they've been given on a creative writing course.

ChasingRainbows89 Fri 06-Oct-17 21:54:32

I read this book a few months ago. It's definitely very similar to books I've read in the past. I think the author was hoping it would be as successful as Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train however, I don't think it's in the same league. The ending was a bit flat.

ReadingIsFundamental Fri 06-Oct-17 22:01:06

I really didn't like it - each "big twist" was telegraphed at least 80 pages beforehand so the reader is just waiting for the twist they've predicted to finally appear.

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