The House Across The Street, Lesley Pearse

The House Across The Street opening line: At the bang of a car door out in the street, Katy glanced out of the bedroom window.

The House Across The Street

My blurb:

Katy has grown up with her mother being angry and uptight. She cannot understand why her father stays with her. Ron, her brother has moved away from home to study. And Katy is planning on moving to London. She hopes that her father will make a life for himself without Hilda. But one tragic event, that happens at the house across the street is going to change their lives forever.

The House Across The Street
Twenty-three year old Katy Speed is fascinated by the house across the street. The woman who lives there, Gloria, is the most glamorous neighbour on the avenue, owning a fashionable dress shop in Bexhill-on-Sea. But who is the woman who arrives in the black car most Saturdays while Gloria is at work? Sometimes she brings women to the house, other times they have children.
Hilda, Katy’s mother, disapproves of Gloria. She wonders if these mysterious visitors have just been released from prison. Is Gloria secretly bringing criminals, or worse, into the heart of the community?
Then one night, the house burns down. In the wreckage, the bodies of Gloria and her daughter are found. Katy is sure the unexplained visitors must be responsible until her father is arrested and charged with murder. Have the police arrested the correct person? Are the rest of the street safe? Can Katy find the truth before it’s too late?
My verdict:

A really pleasant read and a well written novel by Lesley Pearse.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9780718189259
Format Trade Paperback
Published September 2018

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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6 thoughts on “The House Across The Street, Lesley Pearse

  1. The House Across The Street as well as other Lesley Pearse novels are quite popular here and most of her books have been translated into Swedish My wife has read many if not all of her pocketbooks.

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