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  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Rosie Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (213 ratings)

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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The House Across the Street by Lesley Pearse, read by Rosie Jones.

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?

'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

©2018 Lesley Pearse (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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enjoyable

I loved this book, very realistic characters. the story teller managed to bring them alive

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Good read

Always been a fan of the author set in the sixties of changing times for young women with a murderer and domestic violence thrown in

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What a story !

I chose this book as I’d heard the author on the Graham Norton radio show. I’m so pleased I did. It had me gripped from start to finish and now I’m going to see if there’s anything else by her. Please read, or listen, you won’t regret it.

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Great Book

Very readable book, thoroughly enjoyed. One of her best books and I have ready of them.

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Similar to woman in the wood

I loved it as I love all Lesley Pearse books, but much of it was like Woman in the Wood which I listened to just before this. I won’t go into detail to avoid spoilers but its still worth listening to for a quick book. Love the narrator.

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Not My Usual Cup ☕

A story of domestic violence and the importance of women's refuges all set to a 1960s Sussex back drop. It deals with quite harrowing issues and there is a good twist which wraps up nicely in the end. I don't usually read books like this but I kept seeing it on the shelf and I'm glad I did. Not mind blowing stuff but good entertainment.

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compelling

Another great book by Lesley pearse never disappoints. Story line keeps you interested throughout. Excellent

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Thrilling book

Edge of your seat thriller, this is a great book, Lesley Pearce does not disappoint, the narration was excellent, highly recommend this book for anybody interested in murder/mystery

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Excellent

From beginning to end this book was gripping. Left no question marks at the end.

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It's a solid Lesley Pearse

Didn't want it to end!! Everything you expect from a Lesley Pearse. Not disappointed, as expected.

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