Until it's Over - Nicci French

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Until it's Over - Nicci French

Amazon.co.ukWhat a pleasure it is to be in the capable hands of the husband-and-wife duo who jointly write as Nicci French. Their new book, Until It's...

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published 11/07/2011 | ruth1957
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This is the second novel which I have read by this Husband/Wife team Nicci French.
It is another crime psychological thriller and it is a book which you will not be able to put down.

The open chapter begins with the introduction of the main character Astrid Bell who delivers packages round London as a Courier on a bike.It can be quite risky when you travel on a bike accidents can happen and she felt sooner or later she will be involved in an accident. That is what happened when Astrid was returning home one day almost to her home when a car which was parked had its door wide open and she was knocked off her bike. The lady who owned the car was very sorry and said she would pay for the bike. Astrid housemates came out to see what had happened and helped her back into the house.

Then I read on and started to get to know the other characters of the book Astrid's housemates.

Miles who owns the house came back that eveing and broke some shattering news that he asked them all to leave because his girlfriend called Leah and himself decided to live together . After the bad news about the fact that they had to move certain things happen. particularly to Astrid. Was she the one that murdered Margaret Farrell who left the car door open and caused the accident of Astrid falling off her bike, then she collecting a parcel from a very wealthy lady and when Astrid arrives there discovers after no one came to the door. Astrid then peered into the letterbox and discovered a body lying on the floor.

The police then got involved after the first murder of the lady who had caused the accident of Astrid who collided into the car door while she was riding her bike.
This was only the start of a living nightmare for the housemates.
There was a new arrival to the house was he the person he said he was he did seem to fit in but was that an acted.
The relationships with all.the characters in the house and how they are with each other and their sadness when they had to leave the house. You could feel their sadness in parting as you read.

Then reading the epilogue and Astrid returning once again to the house in Maitland Road which was now up for sale did she want to buy it or was there too many bad memories of what went on there.

This is a well written crime story keeping you in suspense in who actually did the murders right to the end.

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  • Bollinger28 published 11/07/2011
    What did you think of it? There's a lot of plot here but rather less opinion :o(
  • Alyson29 published 11/07/2011
    I like the sound of this as I enjoy a good thriller x
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Amazon.co.ukWhat a pleasure it is to be in the capable hands of the husband-and-wife duo who jointly write as Nicci French. Their new book, Until It's Over, is a salutary reminder just how accomplished Nicci Gerrard and Sean French are at turning out sophisticated and disturbing psychological thrillers.The protagonist of the new book is a young and very fit London cycle courier Astrid Bell, who suddenly seems to be bad news for those around her. When her neighbour Peggy Farrell inadvertently knocks Astrid from her bike, Peggy is subsequently found in an alley, savagely beaten to death. Astrid is assigned to collect a package from a well-heeled women by the name of Ingrid de Soto -- but when she arrives, Astrid discovers her in the hallway of her home, also murdered. Needless to say, the police -- not great believers in coincidence -- begin to take a very close interest in Astrid, and soon life for her and her housemates begins to turn very unpleasant, with internecine squabbling (and a burgeoning apprehension about who is to die next) poisoning once friendly relationships.The slow and inexorable breakdown in the natural order of things is meat and drink to Nicci French, and the lengthening list of strongly written crime novels has acquired another winner with Until It's Over. It's particularly commendable that French resolutely avoids the temptation to write about a series detective. Powerful stand-alone narratives with ordinary people at the centre are the hallmarks of a Nicci French novel -- long may they remain so.

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EAN: 9780141020914

Type: Fiction

Genre: Thriler

Title: Until it's Over

Author: Nicci French

Release Date: 03-06-13

ISBN: 0141020911

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