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The House Across the Street by Lesley Pearse
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The House Across the Street

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Narrator Rosie Jones

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Length 9 hours 38 minutes
Language English
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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?

'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

Lesley Pearse was told as a child that she had too much imagination for her own good. When she grew up she worked her way through a number of jobs, including nanny, bunny girl, dressmaker and full-time mother, before, at the age of forty-nine, settling upon a career that would allow her gifts to blossom: she became a published writer. Lesley lives in Devon and has three daughters and four grandchildren.

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Reviews

Must read 5 * * * * * Truly shocking A deeply evocative read A gripping novel . . . will have you up all night guessing what happens next A gripping new novel The Hot List Fab in Fiction feature Pearse has written another pacy novel, steeped in 1960s authenticity and driven by lovable - and love to hate - characters. But at the heart of the book lies a powerful message which stays with you long after you've finished reading Lesley Pearse brilliantly captures the era . . . Emotional and moving, The House Across The Street is storytelling at its best, filled with characters you will care passionately about 5 * * * * * A gripping read set in the 1960s. The story becomes a full-blown mystery that will leave Katy's life in danger, and the search for answers drives this engaging combination of thriller and drama Lesley Pearse is on top form with her latest novel The House Across The Street A heartbreaking and intensely human story that twists, turns and grips from first page to last . . . An evocative and nostalgic novel from one of the UK's most prolific, best-selling authors We highly recommend it! Evocative You'll be up all night trying to guess what comes next Gripping 60s novel Praise for Lesley Pearse Deservedly one of the world's favourite story tellers . . . You simply have to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next Heart-warming and evocative, a real delight to read Glorious, heartwarming Gripping A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers

Evocative, compelling, told from the heart

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