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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?

©2018 Lesley Pearse (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-03-2019

Lesley Pearce enjoyable reading brought to life

I love reading Lesley Pearce books and the reading of this book was so well done I enjoyed listening as much as reading. The characters were brought to life for me

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  • Linda
  • 02-12-2018

Always a good read

I can always rely on Lesley Pearse for an awesome and captivating story and she never let me down with this book.

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  • barbara
  • 12-09-2018

The House Across the Street

Loved this story, am fairly new reader of Lesley Pearse books and really am hooked. She keeps the characters alive and there is always something you can learn about life in her stories. A very good read. Narration was excellent.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-11-2018

Dull dross

Narrated by someone sounding like a primary school teacher talking to a class of 5 year olds. Poorly written tale with dull plot. Sorry not for me.

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  • aine O Reilly
  • 15-06-2020

enjoyable

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

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  • Robert B.
  • 26-09-2018

Sadly not a winner this time

Having eagerly anticipated this book even checking the ‘Airport Exclusives’ whilst going on holiday and having read ALL Lesley Pearse’s books, I was a little disappointed with this latest release. The story seemed to go on a bit too much with no GREAT excitement - I felt if I skipped a few pages I wouldn’t have missed out on anything. oh well - this is only the first LP book I’ve Not particularly enjoyed so that’s not bad! More like ‘Trust Me’ please Lesley!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-09-2018

soooo disappointed

I just can't believe this book was written by the same person who wrote 'belle ' etc. it felt like I was reading a teenagers book. the narrating was terrible. I've read all Lesley s books and the last 2 have been rubbish. Come on Lesley what are you doing!

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  • texarama
  • 13-09-2020

Lovely on the edge of your seat story

Rosie Jones reads this so well. Thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone. Good distraction from the busy days at work.

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  • Miss W
  • 07-06-2020

Excellent

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

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  • JackieA
  • 22-12-2019

Great Book

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

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  • SueR
  • 03-12-2019

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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  • Anne
  • 11-11-2019

Not Lesley Pearse’s best!

This must be the poorest book by Lesley - the narrator sounded like a teenager. I did finish it but had already guessed the ending.

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  • Anita Kendrick
  • 08-10-2019

brilliant

Lovely book what a great author Lesley parse looking forward to reading more of books

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