Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living under a new identity, in their sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea.
Sally McGowan was just ten years old when she stabbed little Robbie Harris to death...more
Impossible to put down, my house suffered last week. Surely the mark of a good book is that even though I finished it a few days ago I keep mulling things over. I hope Lesley's working on another, and I hope she's not going to make us wait too long.(less)
It took me six days to finish this book.
SIX DAYS I say.
This is the longest 263 pages I have ever read in my life. You would think that with all of the skimming I did that it would have lessened the load but inexplicably it did not.
The first 70% is excruciatingly tedious with painfully unnecessary fillers, so many characters with no development (thankfully) that I challenge anyone to keep them straight.
The MC is so tiresome and never missed an opportunity to let you know ...more
I have wanted to read this debut for awhile now. I read several blog reviews that piqued my interest and I just LOVE the cover! That counts, right?
I was able to fall into the writing and story right away and immediately had to find out if the rumor was true! I don't like gossiping, BUT if it involves a murderer living in my neighborhood, then I think I'd be all ears . This one made me think further about consequences of gossip lat ...more
But I’ve been anxious to read it. I love debut novels and discovering new authors I can follow.
I can honestly say I’ll be following Lesley Kara for her next book as this book was so good.
I became very invested with each character and without giving much away, I was so intensely motivated with questions of my own.
For example, how would I feel if I was the rumour?
I have and still am part of a rumour that was being spread. I ...more
A little harmless gossip among the moms waiting at the school drop-off.
Did you hear? Rumor is, there’s a child killer now released from prison living in their seaside town. Could that be true? If so, the obvious next question is, are their children safe from this predator?
This particular feed of gossip peaks the interest of one of the mom in particular, Joanna.
Curious, later that night she googles the story. Gripped with fear, she realizes she may have just met this person! Maybe she need ...more
Joanna and her son Alfie move into the quite community of Flinstead where her mother lives in hopes that both Jo and Alfie will fit in. Fitting in has never been either’s strong suit. It is then that Jo does it. Starts the rumor! Of a notorious murderer living in Flinstead. It takes off like wildfire. And just like that, Jo is a part of the “in crowd” and everyone wants to know more about Sally McGown.
I’ve never personally thought much about rumors. But then I’ve never s ...more
I could have bet money on who I thought was the culprit, but I was constantly changing my mind. I couldn’t rest until I knew the truth!!
A very thrilling book that spellbound me with its many twists, full of tension and suspense. The house could have been on fire but I was so engrossed I wouldn’t have noticed!!
A must read debut book, definitely an author to look out for.
Thank you t ...more
I listened to this audiobook about nine months ago. I was recovering from surgery so I didn't take many notes. However, I thought I should update it before too much time goes by. If I leave it too long then I might end up buying it again thinking I haven't read it yet.
While I don't remember every detail, I do remember that I listened to it rather quickly and enjoyed it. It was a little over the top at times, but it had me gripped and I remember I was very surprised by the ending.
This story got ...more
When single mum Joanna hears a rumour at the school gates, she never intends to pass it on. But one casual comment leads to another and now there’s no going bac ...more
Spread by Fools
and accepted by idiots "
The Rumour.......an interesting title for a book and it certainly caught my attention. When single mum Joanna shares a rumour at the school gates desperate to ingratiate herself with the clique of mothers at her son’s new school – there is no going back . . .
This one started out quite intriguing and entertaining however it did become a little predictable and far fetched and had me rolling the eyes on more than one occas ...more
This definitely caught my attention by the cover and the title!
Single mother Joanna shares a rumour at her child's school...desperate to fit in with the other moms. I don't think she knew what she was getting herself into... let's just say you can never go back.
This initially started out with a bang but I caught myself rolling my eyes and it just sort of became painful to read after awhile. I was skimming and it just became so repetitive after awhile my goodness. ...more
The Rumour is Lesley Kara’s debut novel, a gripping book about what people are capable of doing when they feel threatened and exposed. A thriller about paranoia, fear and suspense unlike anything you have read before.
When Joanna moved into a small town, all she wants to do is be happy, with her son Alfie and her mother being beside her. Her son Alfie had troubles with bullies in the big city, and all his mum wants for him right now is for h ...more
This is how it happens. One night I go to bed and everything's fine. Everything's under control. The story has ceased to be a story. It's ...more
Joanna is just trying to fit in with the other Moms at her son's new school, when she repeats a rumor that she has heard....that a notorious killer, is living under a new identity, i ...more
Lesley Kara’s writing was entertaining...especially for a debut. It was fairly fast-paced and I look forward to reading her next book.
What causes people to spread gossip? Do they believe what they’re saying...or are they simply trying to fit in? Do they consider the harm they might cause? Or is it just too tempting to gather like piranhas at feeding time?
”A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on...more
This story shows us how quickly a rumour starts and how fast it can spread. It also shows the damage that can happen to innocent people. Also the d ...more
I think we all know the power of a rumor and how they can spread like crazy in a matter of minutes. Well, Joanna, a single mother, discovers just how deadly and powerful a rumor can be. So desperate to fit in with the popular school moms, Joanna repeats a rumor she overhea ...more
I think the idea behind was very good. A small and secure town. A rumour starts that a woman who killed a child when she was 10, is living there. And things keep rolling.
Kara is very good at keeping you on your toes until the last reveal. It was a slow start I think, but it keeps getting more interesting. I thought the end was glorious. It was surprising ...more
This enjoyable thriller explores the impact of single mum Joanne trying to impress her new friends in the seaside town of Flinstead, having recently moved to the area with her son Alfie.
Joanne hears that the notorious child killer Sally McGowan (aged 10) had been assigned a new identity and is living in the area, nearly 50 years on an people are still fascinated b ...more
It’s happening again. Don’t ask me how I know. I just do. I see it in the roll of the waves, the way they’re bearing in at a slant. Fast. Relentless. I feel it in the nip of the air on my skin, smell it in the rotting leaves and damp earth, hear it in the silence of the watching crows. You’re coming for me again and there’s nothing I can do to stop you. This is how it happens. One night I go to bed and ...more
I read this about 15,000 weeks ago and never wrote a review because my momma always taught me . . . . .
Seriously, though, if I actually had something bad to say y’all know I’d be barfing out all over the place. This just didn’t cause much of a reaction. It takes a brave soul to roll the dice and name drop “if you like Liane Moriarty” and it doesn’t always work out. The story here was about a rumor of a potential child ki ...more
Thank you to NetGalley and publisher for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
The Rumor by Lesley Kara is a debut thriller that has just made it to the top of my best reads of 2019 list. This story is written with such intensity and passion that I found it impossible to stop reading! I can’t wait to start recommending The Rumor to other thriller lovers – now GO pick yourself up a copy because you won’t regret it.
I’m grateful to have receive ...more
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