Tuesday 11 June 2019

✪ Those People ✪ Louise Candlish ✪

Those People
Louise Candlish
ISBN: 9781471168086
Release 1st July 2019 

Could you hate your neighbour enough to plot to kill him?

The gripping new domestic thriller from the author of the internationally bestselling Our House.

Until Darren Booth moves in at number 1 Lowland Way, the neighbourhood is a suburban paradise.  But soon after his arrival, disputs over issues like loud music and parking rights escalate all too quickly to public rows and threats of violence.

Then, early one Saturday, a horrific crime shocks the street. As the police go house-to-house, the residents close ranks and everyone's story is the same. Booth did it.

But there's a problem. The Police don't agree with them.

ARC received from Simon and Schuster Australia for an honest review

I was intrigued by the blurb of Those People.  It kind of reminded me of when I did the big tree change from the city out into a small country town - being the blow in into town can be just like when Darren Booth moves into Lowland Way.

Oh. My. God.  Everyone (except for the victims of the crime) are horrible.  There was not one redeeming characteristic in any of them.

I have never read a book where I hated every single person.

I didn't find any growth in any character.  They were all narcissistic, shallow, and really just horrible people.  If I moved into their street, I would be putting my house on the market quicker than you could say "eff the lot of you.  It was kind of like Wisteria Lane - without the likability.

I wanted to like this story, but in the end I just couldn't.  I wanted to up the body count and have them all done in, with  Booth the last men standing!  They were the only reason that I kept up with this one and did not give up completely.

This one was really not one for me, but I am sure fans of Ms Candlish will enjoy it.