Yes we are halfway there….and btw Bon Jovi is and always has been super and swoon worthy! Wishing you a Wednesday filled with wonderful happenings and of course wonderful reading. I am posting my review of the book, It was one of those “once you start you have to read it through and not stop because it is that addicting books.”
Tom Fitzwilliam is the charismatic handsome headmaster of a school in Bristol. He has a reputation as a teacher who is able to fix things, get schools on the right track, and attain the respect and adoration of parents (especially the women) and students (especially the young girls). Tom and his family have moved many times as Tom’s achievements rack up in school after school. Tom his wife, Nicola, and son, Freddie, an odd young man who has a penchant for picture taking, binocular viewing, and keeping both eyes glued on his neighbors (especially the women) and others populate this book.
The neighborhood is ritzy and the neighbors like Frances Tripp, who is obsessed with the notion she is being gang stalked, to Frances’s daughter, Jena, who seems to be drawn into Tom’s Fitzwilliam’s aura. Jena suspects Tom is luring her best friend, Bess, into an inappropriate relationship so she distrusts Tom. Another neighbor is Joey Mullen, newly married to Alfie, but casting her eyes upon Tom as she feels an overwhelming attraction. Adding to all of this creepiness, there had been a death twenty years ago that hinges on a young girls obsession with…. you guessed it…….Tom.
Another death occurs, a horrible stabbing, and all eyes are turned to Tom who has seemed to be a catalyst to the goings on over the years. Is Tom the murderer and what have those prying eyes seen? Do they have the key that holds this mystery or is the killer one you would never suspect?
This tight thriller was an energetic read allowing the reader to become comfortable and relaxed into thinking they knew who the murderer was but wow that ending! It had all the twists and turns that make for a well contrived thriller making it such a conundrum. So much for thinking you had it all figured out!
Many thanks to Lisa Jewell who keep me up late at night reading, Atria, and to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this upcoming book.
Lisa Jewell (born 19 July 1968, Middlesex Hospital, London, England) is a British author of popular fiction. Her books include Ralph’s Party, Thirtynothing, After The Party, a sequel to Ralph’s Party,and most recently The House We Grew Up In, The Girls in the Garden, and Then She Was Gone. Lisa was educated at St. Michael’s Catholic Grammar School in Finchley, north London, leaving school after one day in the sixth form to do an art foundation course at Barnet College followed by a diploma in fashion illustration at Epsom School of Art & Design. She worked in fashion retail for several years, namely Warehouse and Thomas Pink.
After being made redundant, Jewell accepted a challenge from her friend to write three chapters of a novel in exchange for dinner at her favorite restaurant. Those three chapters were eventually developed into Jewell’s debut novel Ralph’s Party, which then became the UK’s bestselling debut novel in 1999. Jewell is one of the most popular authors writing in the UK today, and in 2008 was awarded the Melissa Nathan Award For Comedy Romance for her novel 31 Dream Street. She currently lives in Swiss Cottage, London with her husband Jascha, and daughters Amelie Mae (born 2003) and Evie Scarlett (born 2007). (Wikipedia)
This book is to be published on December 26th, 2018