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 donʼt follow the ru ...more
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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 su ...more
I always keep notes as I'm reading a book...quotes, pivotal moments, etc. I only had one note on this book upon completion and that was...
...that'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 ...more
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 res...more
Evidently 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 PEOPLE moves at a glacial pace and I just can't be bothered to even relate much to you in a review.
If you are a big Louise Candlish fan, then I'm ...more
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— ...more
Double float for double releases today because I do what I want and I don’t give out many 5 Stars.
Those People is the story of what happens when a picture perfect neighborhood like this . . . .
Is infiltrated by new people who have inherited one of the houses that happen to be a little more like this . . . .
What are the established residents to do????
“We’ve said we’ll give it till the end of the month and then . . . “
“And then what ...more
“Inconsiderate” would be an understatement.
In just 8 weeks, Darren will be dead. (Not a spoiler, you learn that on page 1)
Could one of his neighbors have been angry enough to murder him?
Great premise, but the execution was not working for me. The story was not holding my attention, and I was wishing I could read faster, so I could move on to my next book.
Finally, I just skimmed to the end, to find out who was “guil ...more
One bad neighbor can disrupt an entire street, turning previously happy neighbors spiteful and vicious. I liked the author’s writing style, but not her final wrap up of this story. Which is frustrating, because I was really enjoying the book until the end. I’m not sure if it was her intention to leave an opening for a follow-up book, but the ending ruined this book for me. I do “Our House”, so I’ll probably give he ...more
When Darren and Jodie move into a house on a previously united and peaceful road and promptly start a building project, a car sales lot and play their music at high levels pretty much 24 hours a day, their neighbours despair. But underneath the ...more
“Those people” is a term that refers to Darren and Jodie, the new hellish neighbours in No 1 Lowland Way. We have made an effort, the other residents will say. But to be honest, they never even tried to fit in, did they? Rude Darren with his loud music and junk cars l ...more
FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON JUNE 11.
A coveted neighborhood, new neighbors who are trouble, and a terrible accident is where we meet everyone who lives on Lowland Way.
We meet the original neighbors and the new ones who are reeking havoc in this posh neighborhood.
There was a lot of drama going on before the new neighbors arrived and even more now.
If you enjoy a slow, drawn out mystery, you will want to add THOSE PEOPLE to your TBR. 4/5
This book was given to me as an ARC in exchange for an honest review ...more
Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review.
Lowland Way is the Street of Dreams. Home owners keep their properties tidy, they always lend a helping hand when a neighbour is in need and they even cordon off their street on Sundays so the neighbourhood children can play unencumbered. However, when Darren and Jodie movie into the unit at Number 1, things immediately turn sour. They seemingly have no ...more
Darren and Jodie simply aren't Lowland Way material. Their used car lot in the front yard, loud music at all hours, and endless remodeling have enraged the residents on the street. They make sure Darren and Jodie know they're not welcome, but what will it take to reclaim their perfect neighborhood?
THOSE PEOPLE was an ...more
It's was a seemingly normal Saturday morning in Lowland Way, the upscale London neighborhood where the novel takes place, until tragedy strikes. An unknown character has been killed in a horrific disaster, and through police interviews and chapters told ...more
I liked the idea of the story and I liked the authors writing, but I expected a bit more drama.
There were two main “dramatic” things that happened and yet even they didn’t really seem to create that much excitement.
I feel like this trend of domestic suspense novels is very much a good starting point into the crime genre, but I think personally I just want a bit more action!
I’d definitely read further books by this author though as I liked the way it was written
I think that most everyone has had a neighbor at one time or another that they couldn't get along with. A neighbor who didn't or wouldn't fit into the neighborhood. Some neighborhoods become small universes unto themselves and that's what Lowland Way is in this novel. The question is always how will you handle the new neighbors who don't fit in?
In "Those People", Louise Candlish writes terrifically about what happened on the fictional street of Lowland ...more
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 ...more
Starting off strong with a murder and an alibi but going back 8 weeks can either make or break a mystery...
Each chapter and each character gets to say their peace about the house and the murder making everyone the perfect suspect.
As the police investigation goes on and we see what those neighbors did to cause all this discomfort in the neighborhood we see why maybe someone might have wanted them gone.
I enjoyed the characters and the writing but I wanted the story to move fast ...more
Unfortunately for me, this book just dragged on and on. By 75% I had a hard time continuing to read it.
Thanks to Netgalley for the arc in exchange for an honest review.
The book was cleverly written by author Louise Candlish, and there were twists galore, things were not as it appeared. The writing was so smooth that the chapters just rushed by. The reveals had me holding my breath...
A brilliant book. I loved it in most parts
I really enjoyed Louise Candlish's previous book, Our House, so I was looking forward to reading this. The mystery begins in the middle of the story and leads you toward the answers with the 8 weeks before, 6 weeks before, etc., headers. I was intrigued at this point, but you get to the "present" about halfway through the book and then it's unclear where it's going from there. I found the ...more
From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.
From the author of the international bestseller Our House, a new novel of twisty domestic suspense asks, “Could you hate your neighbour enough to plot to kill him?”
Lowland Way is the suburban dream. The houses are beautiful, the neighbours get along, and the kids play together on weekends. ...more
Most "good neighborhoods" have tons of regulations and limitations on noise, how to update your house, what to keep on your property and zoning laws on whether you can run a business from your home. I just found it hard to imagine that their neighborhood hardly had any enforceable rules, but it did make for an entertaining read.
As a reader, I felt more sympathetic to T ...more
Those People started off very strong for me, but lost a little of it’s steam along the way. However, it was still a highly entertaining story that I enjoyed.
Who hasn’t had a horrible neighbor? As a long time renter, I’m used to sharing walls and ceilings and though I do get frequently frustrated, I have a pretty high tolerance for other people’s noise. There has only been one neighbor that was so awful I complained to ma ...more
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Hello! I'm the author of thirteen novels, including OUR HOUSE, a #1 bestseller in paperback, ebook and audio and winner of the British Book Awards 2019 Book of the Year - Crime & Thriller! My newest release is THOSE PEOPLE, which is in the same 'suburban noir' genre (I love that label!)
Before writing fiction, I studied English at University Colle ...more