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Un grande thriller
Un matrimonio quasi perfetto in cui niente è come sembra. Una verità che non dovrebbe mai venire a galla.
Hannah è una pubblicitaria inglese che vive a New York, è una donna indipendente e di successo e una single convinta.
Ma quando incontra il brillante, affascinante, sexy Mark, tutte le sue convinzioni di un tempo cominciano a sgretolarsi. Nel g
i loved the first lucie whitehouse book i read, The House at Midnight, which was a kind of riff on The Secret History. if anything, this one is a kinda sorta spin on Gone Girl in that it exposes the secrets a marriage holds, and reminds us how difficult it is to ever really know someone, especially when it concerns the lives our be ...more
So I've read a lot of romance novels over the course of my life. Starting far too early, I've been reading the fantasies of grown-ass women ...more
Before We Met is the novel by Lucie Whitehouse that has been compared to Gone Girl. I really hope that every new novel that features a married ...more
This was a solid thriller, th ...more
Lucie Whitehouse's first two novels, The House at Midnight and The Bed I Made, are among my favourite books. I found them both completely unputdownable, believable and compelling, with brilliant, very real characters. So as soon as I learned that her third book was due out in January 2014, I had to get my hands on a copy of Before We Met as quickly as humanly possible, and you can imagine how excited I was to read this advance copy.
That said, howe ...more
Like, what do I say? I pretty much DNF'd this one. It drug on and on with her husband not contacting her while he was overseas so she snoops in his office because she doesn't trust him? I kept constantly shaking my head at her choices and just the overall direction this book was going.
I feel like it maybe would have been better as a movie.
On what seems like just a typical Friday night, Hannah Reilly decides to surprise her husband Mark by meeting ...more
The whol ...more
I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Hannah has always held herself back from love for fear of becoming like her acrimonious mother after suffering through the divorce from her father. Her uncertainties ceased to exist when she meets Mark; a fellow Brit and a friend of a friend. They fall in love instantaneously and they are married shortly after. A few months in ...more
When Hannah watched her parent’s marriage fall apart, it tainted the idea of a happily-ever-after. Seeing your mother became a raving lunatic, frantically searching through pockets, desk drawers, etc. for clues to an affair that may or may not be happening could do that to a person. Rather than focusing on love, Hannah has always been career driven. She’s made somewhat of a name for herself in advertising and has managed building a lif ...more
When I begin a book, I need to be pulled into a story, and, unfortunately, this novel didn't have the punch to do that. I never connected with any of the characters - though my attention was somewhat held just enough that I managed to finish; if that makes any sense. I'm sort-of all over with my review, but I want to express my feelings without being too negative. I won't be pushing this book at anyone, but at the same time, just because it wasn't fo ...more
The novel uses flashbacks to corroborate Hannah's memories but as a result, for the first two-thirds of the book, not muc ...more
Hannah begins a search ... and finds that everything he has ever told her has been a lie. His parents are not dead ... he did not meet his best friends in college .... and he has always refused to talk about his brother, Nick. On top of that, her bank account has been wiped out.
When Mark finally shows up, she confronts him with his lies. And he tells her h ...more
Coming January 16th From Bloomsbury.
Thank you to the author and publisher for the advance copy via netgalley.
A whirlwind romance. A perfect marriage. Hannah Reilly has seized her chance at happiness. Until the day her husband fails to come home…
Oh goody. Anyone that follows my reviews in various places will know that one of my favourite things is a well written twisty tale, so I put my brain into gear, surrounded myself with chocolate and dived into this one wi ...more
Before We Met is a bit of a marriage novel, but it bills itself as a psychological thriller and is meant to cash in on the comparisons to Gone Girl. It's about Hannah, a Brit who lived in New York for ...more
I recommend this book to fans of mystery novels ,but if you have just started dating somebody who seems to be the one, just don't read it because you may end up asking him endless questions about his past , his school ...more
It is an unremarkable psychological thriller and it filled a gap whilst waiting for the next R J Ellory book to come out.
I won't go into he details of the plot save to say we have a mysterious, lying husband, Mark, and his wife, Hannah, who takes to sleuthing to uncover his lies.
I did enjoy it and it held my attention, reading it in one day, but the outcome is completely expected, as is most of the plot if I' ...more
The story is of a newly married woman, who starts to delve into the past of her husband after he fails to return home from a trip. She has an odd relationship with him or so I thought. Strangely enough, she married the man, but is unable to talk to him. Secrets start to unravel. Talking takes place, with a bit of murder thrown in.
Having married in 2011, she now divides her time between the UK and Brooklyn, where she lives with her husband. She writes ...more