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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  1,701 ratings  ·  99 reviews
Un mari attentif, un travail passionnant, des amis fidèles : Holly est parfaitement épanouie. Pourtant, des incidents se multiplient au cours desquels la jeune femme montre un tout autre visage. Cassante, parfois violente, infidèle, elle a le chic pour se mettre dans des situations impossibles et faire naître la haine sous ses pas sans même s'en rendre compte. Inquiets pui ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published 2009 by Świat Książki (first published January 1st 2005)
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Camille
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Christie
I’m a big fan of Nicci French. (For those of you who don’t know- Nicci French is actually the married couple Nicci Gerrard and Sean French.)

I first discovered them with the book Killing Me Softly, which I absolutely loved. Since then I have read several more of their books, plus two others written by Nicci Gerrard on her own. So - I am a fan. Together as Nicci French, they write a really great sort of psychological fiction- filled with menace and surprises and shadowy figures. Page-turners.

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Latkins
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I like Nicci French a lot, and have read most of their books now. I've been going back and finding their old ones to read, as I missed most of them when they came out. However, I think that this one didn't quite come up to their usual standard. It's not really a crime novel, for a start. There is some violence and bad behaviour throughout the book, as the main character has bipolar disorder and her life gets out of control when she's on a high. She gets in
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Francesca Tagliaferri
Nice book, the first I have read from this author and I absolutely loved the relationship between Holly and Meg. Meg definitely knows what being a friend means. I also enjoyed the two different point of views in the two parts of it. Worth reading it and sooner or later I will read more from this author.
Thom Swennes
Holly Krauss’s life is a calamity. She is having a mid-life crisis and hasn’t even reached mid life. A one night stand that is better forgotten grows ominously and portentously out of proportion and soon threatens her already precarious life. The life of newly marital bliss is threatened for what she considers an aberration, never to be repeated. Holly, normally a cool, assertive and active business woman is suddenly faced with the helpless horrors of being stalked and threatened by an act she h ...more
Kaethe
Good grasp of bipolar disorder, as well as an interesting suspense novel.
Teresa
The blurb on the cover of this book led me to think it was a murder mystery but this novel is far from being that but it is interesting and enjoyable.

Where is the line that defines the difference between spontaneity, impulsiveness and mania. When the main character is first met she has just crossed that line although neither we, the reader, nor she recognise it at the time. Holly has always been the life and soul of the party, the person who lights up the room when entering, the one with wild id
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Vishy
I first saw a Nicci French book at the bookshop a few years back. I can’t remember which book it was. What I remember was that when I read the plot summary on the back cover, I found it quite gripping and I wanted to read the book. For some reason I didn’t get the book, but I made a mental note to read a Nicci French book when I was in the mood for a gripping thriller. Sometime back I was in a book sale and out of the rows and rows of books, out popped a Nicci French book trying to catch my atte ...more
Sharon
A bit of a mixed book is Nicci French's Catch Me When I Fall. I thought it was going to be a crime/thriller from the cover blurb but it mostly describes character Holly Krauss' manic depressive spiral - and i must say these parts were written extremely well, you can really feel the manic behaviour and thoughts going on with her. Then three quarters through the book the story suddenly is being told from her best friend Meg's point of view and that's when the 'thriller' part kicks in although it w ...more
Laura
Well I was a tad surprised with this book. I read Losing You by Nicci French previously and enjoyed it immensely but this was a totally different reading experience.

The beginning starts off well its very fast-moving and exciting but then as the main character Holly slowly starts to go insane the book gets a little harder to read. As you're seeing everything from her point of view in the first half its hard to disengage yourself from that in the second half when we see it from the point of view
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Cindy
Ik vond het een zeer spannend boek, in het begin wat raar misschien om te volgen, maar eens je erin bent kan je het boek niet meer wegleggen. Het gaat over een manisch depressieve Holly en ze komt vanalles tegen, ze werkt zich hopeloos in de problemen. Een geluk dat ze haar lieve loyale vriendin Meg heeft die haar ook tot op het einde steunt. Zeer mooi boek, eens helemaal iets anders dan al die thrillers met moorden enzo.
Noha
What a damn shame! This book was actually going really fucking good. I could relate to Holly, the main character, (and I think, even with no mental illness, one is bound to relate at one level or another). I think it illustrated bipolar illness wonderfully. It was well-written and such a page-turner and kept reminding me of Marya Hornbacher's autobiographies (specially Madness)...and then it shifted to Meg's point of view and turned into this ridiculous, totally forced and shamelessly cheesy cri ...more
Karen
The first book I read by Nicci French was 'Killing Me Softly', which I loved. Of course, I've gone on to read several others by this writing team and I've never been disappointed. This was another great story. Nicci French novels never fail to entertain.
Meredith
This is one of the most accurate literary representations of bipolar disorder that I have ever encountered. It is right on the money and a fascinating read, couched in a suspense novel. Highly worth reading.
Julia
I've been a Nicci French fan for years and even my lesser favorites I have still loved but this one was a huge disappointment. Through the whole book I had to convince myself to keep reading. I kept waiting for something to happen. Every so often, when it seemed to start picking up, by the next chapter it was slow again. I felt enticed by the illusion of a grand event that never occurred. There was nothing to figure out, no suspense, just the long drawn out meanderings of a woman ruining her lif ...more
Bev Spiller
thoroughly enjoyed it ................. and there was quite a catch at the end i thought ....... love reading about peoples states of minds kinds of reminds me of myself !!!
Samyuktha jayaprakash
Totally sucked up emotionally. mesmerizing book. While plot wasn't out of the world , the presentation was impeccable and the horror swallowed me too. Loved it
Tory Wagner
I have to admit that even though I didn't like this book, I couldn't put it down. The main character lives in a world where only she exists. She puts her family and friends through hell, before eventually being diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Her life was so horrible and messy, I almost felt depressed.
Rebecca Haslam
I have been a fan of Nicci French for some time and overall this book maintained the authors high standards.
This book gives a very good insight into what its like to lead a crazy lifestyle, in many different terms of the word and the impacts that those around you can have upon daily or regular events.
I will openly admit that as someone who is having difficult times right now, particularly with those close to me and professionally, I could empathise almost with some of Holly's struggles, and I be
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Martin
This was my second read of Nicci French. Although they have a big name, I mus say I'm not really impressed. For me, this one is almost like a copy of the previous one I read. I guess that is just their style, but if they don't get any further then this, I don't think it's for me. Again it is about a woman with mental problems. Again you keep on wondering till the last page, who is crazy and who is not. So, yes I enjoyed reading it till the last page and yes, I will give them one more try, but if ...more
Tim Laven
Strange story but almost understandable, could this happen like this?
Forrest
this is the second Nicci French book I've read. The book starts with Holly as she slowly rips her life apart, making increasingly frightening choices as the train wreck of her life unfolds. She isn't however unsympathetic character. As with the other book I read "until it over", the story changes narrator from Holly to her best friend Meg, Meg is level headed and moves slowly and methodically helping Holly to put her life back together. There is a lot more to it than that, but I don't really wan ...more
Irene
HB -- --- Hitchcockess. It is a fast read once I got passed the 1st 25 - 38 pgs. There are only a few characters central to the theme. The theme is 1 of a woman who gets drunk and has a 1 night stand with a man who later stalks her. she tried to convince her husband and best friends that she is being driven crazy by 'events' when in fact she maybe dellusional vs. her husband and friends are pushing her over the edge. I figured it out when the voice was of her best friend. Not an original but def ...more
Marjolein
READ IN DUTCH

My biggest problem with this book is: NOTHING HAPPENS! I don't need an action packed book, but I like to see something happen, or at least interesting descriptions. The first three quarters or so of this book seem to be just introduction to the story.



It took so long that by the time something sort of happened, I just could care any more. After 200 pages of some just living irresponsible and a bit dangerous, I didn't care what happened at all. This book was a disappointment for me.
Shirley Campbell
This is the worst book of Nicci French's I have read
Jayn Emm
I wasted hours of my life reading this book. I feel as though the author could have thickened out the story a bit. It was my first Nicci French read and I wish I could get those hours back! Horrible I tell you! It was all plot after plot no resolution or too quick a resolution. If this was French's debut I would be more understanding but apparently it's the fourth book or something so there really is no excuse for such pathetic writing. I'm sorry to be so harsh but I really hated it.
Graham Dinton
Holly Krauss lives a crazy life and her world gets ever crazier. I liked the idea of the two different viewpoints, firstly from Holly's view up to the point where she is unable to express a view, then switching over to her best friend's viewpoint for the balance of the book.
The slow build ending is excellent - definitely a thriller.
I wouldn't want to give too much away but overall its excellent, and a clever plot, well written.
I've not read any Nicci French before, but I will now.
Sherry
With this book it allowed the reader to step inside the mind of a woman with manic depressive disorder (bipolar). The authors depicted it in a way that made you feel compassion, contempt, intrigue & horror at the situations the main character put herself in & the ramifications of her own actions. The fallout all around her was astounding. Great mystery; I picked up 3 more Nicci French novels this afternoon. I have never ever been disappointed with their writings.
Darby
This book is about Holly Kraus who seems to live her life on the edge. But I felt the descriptions of what is going on with her mentally, emotionally and physically to be lacking. Although it made me feel frantic like Holly is suppose to feel because it never let me get to involved and then moved on to the next scene. I have felt all the books I have read by the author have left me feeling like I am missing huge chunks of the story and characters.
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Note: (Nicci Gerrard and Sean French also write separately.)

Nicci Gerrard was born in June 1958 in Worcestershire. After graduating with a first class honours degree in English Literature from Oxford University, she began her first job, working with emotionally disturbed children in Sheffield. In that same year she married journalist Colin Hughes.

In the early eighties she taught English Literature
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