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The House Across the Street

Narrated by: Rosie Jones
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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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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  • 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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  • Ms S Fitzpatrick
  • 12-04-2019

Great read

Loved this. Couldn't put it down. Gripping story with a beautiful shout out to strong women. very uplifting.

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  • Puddycats
  • 03-01-2019

It is OK.. not up to het usual standard

The narrator has a very child like voice, which I personally didn't like. Not a bad story but nowhere near as in depth as her other books. I'm a touch dissapointed.

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  • Catherine
  • 22-12-2018

Immature. Childlike narration.

Not a bad story but I felt it was a bit immature, more like it was for teenagers. The subject matter was adult, but there was something about the book that reminded me of The Secret Seven books I used to read as a child!! Maybe it was the style and tone of the narrator who would be better suited to reading children's books, but I almost gave up halfway through.

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  • S. Strudwick
  • 01-11-2018

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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  • Cheryl Cromie
  • 20-09-2018

Recommend

Another great story from Lesley Pearse! Her characters get me hooked from the start. She is my favourite author.