Thursday 27 June 2019

Review: Those People by Louise Candlish

You don't like them.
They're not like you.
Are you one of those people?
Until Darren and Jodie move in, Lowland Way is a suburban paradise. Beautiful homes. Friendly neighbours. Kids playing out in the street. But Darren and Jodie don't follow the rules and soon disputes over 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: They did it.
But there’s a problem. The police don't agree.
And the door they're knocking on next is yours.

Review: Well this book just had me gripped from the moment I read the first page until the moment I reached the end. I had no idea what was going to happen and I absolutely had to find out. It is definitely one of those books that will stick with you long after you finish it!

This book is told in such a clever way that reminded me a little of Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. You know that something bad has happened but you only discover what, why and how as you turn each page. This is an achingly slow reveal but that makes for an incredibly quick read since you won't be able to stop turning the pages. The structure is made up up police interviews and then a chapter told from one characters point of view. I love books with multiple points of view and it really made me feel immersed in the story. Half of the book takes place before an incident has occurred and the other half after that incident has occurred and I really think this helped keep the pace snappy and keep my wanting to read on...and on and on!

This book is somewhat different for me because i really didn't like any of the characters involved. I really began to hate most of them but boy did that make me want to find out what happened to all of them. These characters are so intriguing though-I found myself thinking about them when I wasn't reading the book and trying to work out how their stories would play out and what exactly was going on in their head. 

This book is definitely and thriller and I spent my time worrying what was going to happen next and to whom and I didn't really realise how it was going to end until the very end of the book. Whilst there are some violent moments in the book there is nothing too gory or too scary and so for me it was just the perfect balance of action and plot. 

In case you can't tell I really enjoyed this book. I don't want to go into anymore details because I don't want to give any spoilers away-you have to see for yourself. Order this one now-you won't be able to put it down!

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