PDF Epub Those People By Louise Candlish Petrasrobert.eu From The Author Of The International Bestseller Our House, A New Novel Of Twisty Domestic Suspense Asks, Could You Hate Your Neighbor Enough To Plot To Kill Him Lowland Way Is The Suburban Dream The Houses Are Beautiful, The Neighbors Get Along, And The Kids Play Together On Weekends.But When Darren And Jodie Move Into The House On The Corner, They Don T Follow The Rules They Blast Music At All Hours, Begin An Unsightly Renovation, And Run A Used Car Business From Their Yard It Doesn T Take Long For An All Out War To Start Brewing.Then, Early One Saturday, A Horrific Death Shocks The Street As Police Search For Witnesses, Accusations Start Flying And Everyone Has Something To Hide. Ever had some dreadful neighbors This couple just moved in and have disrupted the happy neighbors on Lowland Way When Darren and Jodie move in.all hell breaks lose Can you hear the whispers I could kill him Well, of course, they didn t mean it literally, did they The pages are filled with some very unlikable characters and a menacing tone The new neighbors completely put the prior family friendly atmosphere and turned it on it s head.The mystery element was strong and I was super curious to find out The pace is steady, but the need to find out made this one a page turner for me I was entertained and thanking my lucky stars for normal neighbors I had fun guessing throughout, wondering how far some people would go, and surprised by some shockers than once.Sign me up for C
The development of the plot of this book unfolds at the breakneck pace of O.J s Bronco chase on the LA 405 freeway, only it s not nearly as entertaining.I always keep notes as I m reading a bookquotes, pivotal moments, etc I only had one note on this book upon completion and that waspage 113that s how long it took for something of the most miniscule bit of interesting to happen in this book, and even that something was so cursory I nearly drowned in it s wake.The best descriptive word that comes to mind for this story is LABORIOUS with a capital L for LAWD LET THIS BOOK END ALREADY.I looooved the d
Lowland Way is a quiet, community minded street in South London Until the Booth s move into number 1 that is Playing loud music at all hours, noisy household renovations, not to mention the illegal car dealing business they are running from the house, taking up all the resident s parking spaces, the Booths are definitely not welcome in Lowland Way.The neighbours are up in arms Complaints go unheeded, well in fact they just escalate the problem The once well manicured street has turned to a pile of rubble, bringing the housing prices down The neighbours unite agai
Menacing, topsy turvy, brassy THOSE PEOPLE by LOUISE CANDLISH is an outlandish, eccentric, and wacky tale that definitely amused and entertained this reader The fun here is deciphering who Those People are and seeing what lengths they will go to in order to protect their cushy neighborhood from those not so likeable new neighbors Hmmm or maybe it s the not so new residents LOUISE CANDLISH delivers a vivid, entertaining, and steady paced read here with lots of unlikeable characters to either be entertained by or maybe a little disgusted with I chose to be entertained by them and couldn t get enough of their idiosyncrasies.The mystery unfolds slowly from alternating perspectives as we meet the neighbors There is quite a huge cast of characters to keep track of which I did find a little bit confusing in keeping them all straight and who belonged to whom.I didn t really think there were any real surprises
NeighborsAren t they the worst Imagine living next to Those People You know the ones who break down walls, don t follow the rules, park where they want, play loud music, etc They suck, right But what about the neighbors who think it is their job to police the neighborhood and make it their mission to make their unruly neighbors fall in line This was slow all the way through for me Yes, it looks at behavior and social class First impressions go a long way and the neighbors in this book really failed here I think most readers can relate to one time or another of having a neighbor or neighbors who was annoying or obnoxious in some way In this book, readers are presented with their characters perspectives and their versions of what occurred but are they being truthful Try finding a likable char
TWO STARSEvidently I m not a good fit for this author She writes with a curious detachment that makes me feel so unsympathetic to the characters and bored with the story I felt this way with her previous novel Our House, except there were some elements of that plot I found interesting.Ugggghhh I can t say I found this plot anything but DULL THOSE PEO
3.5 StarsWhat a great premise for a twisty, domestic thriller that explores the darker side of human social interaction in such an entertaining way Things start off a bit slow here as we get to know both sides of those people and soon tempers are flaring and hostilities escalate and the characters are driven to their breaking points At times my head was spinning with those twisty turns the story took and how I felt about the characters shifted as we started to see them conflicted and reacting to each other s behaviour.The end came together so well in such a satisfying way for me I highly recommend for a fun and entertaining read.Norma and I read Those People with a few members of the Traveling Sisters Goodreads Group and it lead to quite the entertaining discussion and we talked about these people and shared stories about our n
THOSE PEOPLE..WHAT A NIGHTMARE
If you prefer flawed, unlikable characters, you ve come to the right place.
The setting is south London on an exclusive street with homes averaging in the high six figures and neighbors who follow the rules of the council and politics of the people..until Darren Booth company move in.
Disruption is immediate as ear piercing music blares.the used car business of junk mobiles makes its appearance, and umpteen unfinished home renovations result in a new apocalyptic landscape
Told from alternating voices, we meet all the neighbors, discover their relationships, some chilly, others competitive.even conniving, but all are in agreement that the newbie neighbor from hell must go Meetings are held, options discussed, but all are not privy to each plan of action.
And then.a shocking accident Tempers flare and hatred grows Something must be
Let s get the main grit out of the way I am trash for domestic drama from Louise Candlish.She has such a knack for examining the dark side of an otherwise mundane domestic landscape Additionally, I am really into how she formats her stories She incorporates the use of mixed media, such as police interviews, newspaper articles, texts and or emails, and I absolutely love that.This story is set on Lowland Way, a quiet residential street in a posh suburban neighborhood The envy of other neighborhoods, this one seems the perfect place to be and raise a family Everyone gets along so smoothly, they have even organized play out Sunday , where the street literally gets blocked off to cars and the kids just play in the street all day while the parents relax and socialize Everyone cooperates Everyone participates It s perfect.That is until Darren and Jodie move into 1 after Darren inherits the property They bring with them loud music, inappropriate language, a dodgy renovation project, not to mention many cars that he actively works on and sells from his driveway.The icing on the cake being that they ref
It s the type of block that everyone wants to live on When you live on Lowland Way, you re one of the privileged few who are protected from the outside by your closely bonded neighborhood association Until one day, new neighbors move in, and they don t play by the same rules Those People is the 4th book by Louise Candlish that I ve read and I love that she has such a unique style, voice, and feel to her books that is so quintessentially Candlish I d describe her books as neighborhood noir seemingly peaceful suburban streets where all of the neighbors get along, until one day it becomes clear that those residents aren t as protected from the outside as they thought Candlish explores what happens when your suburban oasis is turned upside down And most importantly, what happens to seemingly good people when they find out how fragile their lives truly are In Those People, we are transported to the idyllic street Lowland Way This street made headlines and were recognized by the city for their efforts to create Play Out Sunday , a day when they close their street to traffic and let the children play out on the street like their parents did way back when But when a new neighbor moves in down the street, everything may change.Darren and Jodie are not like the rest of the residents of Lowland Way They play loud music at all hours of the night, they sell used cars from their front yard, and they have no in
- 368 pages
- Those People
- Louise Candlish
- 24 May 2018 Louise Candlish