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Through the Wall

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  671 ratings  ·  168 reviews

Lexie loves her home. She feels safe and secure in it – and loved, thanks to her boyfriend Tom.

But recently, something’s not been quite right. A book out of place. A wardrobe door left open. A set of keys going missing…

Tom thinks Lexie’s going mad – but then, he’s away more often than he’s at home nowadays, so he wouldn’t understand.

Because Lexie isn’t losing it. She knows

Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published October 3rd 2019 by Avon (first published September 19th 2019)
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Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who like dark thrillers, good plot although not a fast read
Recommended to sue by: ARC publisher

I have so many annotation sticky notes in my book it’s unreal.
I really loved the compulsive creepiness of this book.

My husband always says “there’s nothing new under the sun that hasn’t been done before”. He watches films! I read books!

And partly he may be right. But it’s also 𝓗𝓸𝔀 you do it that matters don’t you think?

“𝕴 𝖈𝖆𝖓 𝖍𝖊𝖆𝖗 𝖍𝖊𝖗.
𝕿𝖍𝖗𝖔𝖚𝖌𝖍 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖜𝖆𝖑𝖑.

𝕾𝖍𝖊 𝖍𝖆𝖘 𝖓𝖔 𝖎𝖉𝖊𝖆 𝖜𝖍𝖆𝖙 𝕴 𝖉𝖎𝖉.

𝕹𝖔 𝖎𝖉𝖊𝖆 𝖜𝖍𝖆𝖙 𝕴’𝖒 𝖈𝖆𝖕𝖆𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝖔𝖋...”

Normally I don’t heed any of the publishers “thrills” but this happened to be true!

Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
The story starts with a woman in a psychiatric hospital, a couple have come to visit her. Why is she there and what has happened?

Lexie and partner Tom live next door to Harriet in a apartment block. They have never met or even spoken to one another, but often hear each other’s life’s through the thin walls and have Googled one other, both envious of each other’s life’s

Lexie and Tom are trying for a baby, they are always posting happy pictures of themselves on Facebook. They are going through
Whispering Stories
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Lexie has the perfect boyfriend, a lovely home and a great job all she wants now is a baby. Her neighbour Harriett is young, beautiful and single, she also has a lovely home and a great job, all she wants now is a boyfriend, Lexie’s boyfriend to be exact.

The more she sees him the more she needs him and nothing is going to stop her from getting what she wants.

When the two neighbours come face to face only one of them is going to walk away unscathed.

Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing

400 nail biting kindle flicks

‘ the creepiest psychological thriller of 2019’ I kinda warily read just before starting this book, ‘ye ye’ I thought.....
But it is
And then some
Lexie and Tom live in a London apartment
Harriet lives ‘through the wall’, next door
Lexie and Tom have everything
Harriet did, then lost it
Harriet wants what Lexie has and she will stop at literally nothing to get it
Loving psychological thrillers I have read some super scary books on stalkers, Harriet takes it to the next
Mandy White
Through The Wall is an interesting book. In the beginning it was slow and a little confusing but once you get through the first part it does pick up. It is an intense read of a lonely and mentally unstable woman who wants what she can't have.

An apartment block in London. Neighbours do not know each other but they see and hear everything. Lexie and Tom are going through a rough patch in their marriage. They are trying to have a baby but things have not been easy. Next door is Harriet who is alone
Louise Wilson
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I already had a copy of this book on my kindle when the publisher gifted me the paperback edition. I chose to read the paperback edition. Theres nothing nicer than the feel and smell of a new book!

This book is about two neighbour's, Lexie and Harriet. They've never met. Harriet is a successful musical composer. Lexie and Tom are a young couple grieving after Lexie had a miscarriage. Harriet has secrets, she's lonely and and often throws parties just to have some company. But the walls are thin.
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So you've heard the old adage "the grass is always greener on the other side?" Well, Through the Wall is based on that concept. Lexie and Harriett are neighbours and both, despite having never physically met, covet each others seemingly perfect lives. But there's no knowing what lies behind that projected facade when everything they know about one another has been learned through social media. This is, at its heart, a cautionary tale of how people can stage-manage their lives online to portray ...more
Joanne Robertson
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
An early review for me as Through The Wall is not out until October but when this popped through my letterbox last week, I was so intrigued (and had a childfree afternoon to do some housework…ooops!) that I started it straight away!

Harriet and Lexi are next door neighbours but not the kind where you chat over the garden fence with a cup of coffee in your hand! In fact, they haven’t actually met mainly due to a weird unwritten rule in their apartment building where nobody shares the lift with any
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Through The Wall is an interesting novel, and one which I’ve really struggled to collect my thoughts on or come to a definitive opinion on. Basically, it’s really intriguing and makes for addictive reading but also really uncomfortable reading, due to my own fondness of Lexie and Tom as a couple. I almost couldn’t ‘enjoy’ this book because I could feel an awful sense of foreboding for them… It’s unusual for this to affect me as I’m usually of the ‘the grittier
I always find it fascinating to hear what inspired an author to write a particular story, and Caroline Corcoran’s acknowledgements are particularly moving, as she recounts her struggles with infertility treatments and complications after giving birth. Whilst I was reading the story, I was deeply moved by the emotional depth the author had lent her character of Lexie, whose grief and despair over her inability to conceive really touched me. It came of little surprise to me that the author had ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
This is one of those books where questions run through your head and you just gotta keep on reading to find the answers.

Harriet and Lexie are neighbours who haven’t met. They’ve heard one another and googled each other. Each is jealous of the others life.

This is a compelling read from start to finish. We get to read both point of view from Harriet and Lexie.

A really well written psychological thriller that had me gripped from start to finish. I can’t wait to read more from this author.
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

This book is a slow burn about two women - Harriet and Lexie, who are next door neighbours in a block of flats but have never actually met. Both women are jealous of the others supposedly glamorous, fun lifestyles but neither women's lives are as happy as they seem but both women think that the grass is greener on the other side so to speak.
A gripping psychological thriller that is a slow burn read and touches
Julie Lacey
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
I was sent this book for signing up to the Avon Books newsletter and was looking forward to reading it.
Harriet and Lexie live in the same building and can hear each other through the wall.
Both of them are intrigued by the other and we get alternating chapters from each perspective.
Harriet has recently split up with her boyfriend and Lexie’s other half reminds her of him, so she also takes an interest in him as well.
The book was a bit of a slow burner for me but the final few
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Okay, let’s keep this short and straightforward. I will give you 3 reasons why you need to read this book.

1. If you’re a fan of “YOU” by Caroline Kepnes or “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins, Then this one is for you!
- The most common thing we see in thrillers is the Psychopath that has the classic eerie psychological behavior. With the obsession and stalking, which goes hand-in-hand in every story leading the characters to a deeper, darker and scarier road. All of it is present here, it
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Through the Wall follows the alternate narrative of Harriett and Lexie, neighbours in a block of apartments in Central London. They live their lives side-by-side without ever speaking to each other or seeing one another up close. But that's how life is in the unfamiliar and ever present rush of London.

Both characters, now in their 30's, are becoming increasingly unhappy in their lives, each for their own reasons. For Harriett she is at the top of her career and material things are not important
Sep 22, 2019 rated it did not like it
Wow! I don't think I've read a book this bad in a while.

The reason I have to give this book one star is because its incredibly offensive to people with mental health problems.

The way in which mental illness is portrayed in this book is incredibly stigmatising and just adds to the negative stereotypes surrounding mental health.

At one point, the character with mental health problems was referred to as a sociopath or psychopath. Yeah, they are not the same thing.

I felt really offended by the
Jamie Klingler
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer- I used to work with Caroline so she sent me an advance copy. It was accompanied by a note about thrillers not really being my thing.

I think to both of our surprise I inhaled this book in two sittings. It's the perfect Single White Female-esque horror show. It could so easily be made in to a film. The slow unreeling of the terror and the insecurity and the way women compare themselves to other women just left me unable to walk away from the book without knowing what happens. We're
Joanna Park
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Through The Wall is a creepy, addictive thriller which will definitely have you wondering about your neighbours!

The story follows Lexi and Harriet two neighbours who at first glance seem very different from each other. Lexi is in a steady relationship but has a lot of stress in her life as she’s trying for a baby and trying to set up her own company. Harriet on the other hand is single and a bit of a party girl. I found it very interesting to learn more about the two woman and learn their
Jodie (jodie.loves.books)
Through The Wall is very different to any other thrillers that I’ve read. The writing style was so realistic and addictive that it left me constantly on the edge of my seat! I really enjoyed the short chapters in this book too, they definitely helped to build the suspense.

In this story we follow two women who live in flats next door to one another, Lexie and Harriet. Both are facing their own struggles and problems and both feel like the other has got the perfect life, despite not knowing each
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
How well do you know your neighbours?????
A slow burner to start with but I was soon gripped. Two neighbours can hear everything between the thin walls that separate them and begin to covet each other's life. This soon turned into a real page turner and a bloody good psychological thriller. Yes it is that good!!!!! A real rollercoaster of a read I could not put down. I finally finished this tour de force at Gripping, heartbraking and scary. You need to read this book!!!!! An easy five stars
Kate Henderson
Sep 08, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I adore a thriller novel and so was really intrigued about this book. The premise sounded really interesting and right up my street.
Unfortunately though the writing and the structure fell flat for me.
I found this book incredibly slow paced and repetitive. In pretty much every chapter Lexie says how much she wants a baby. I appreciate she is slightly obsessed, which would mean she would keep bringing it up but it was incredibly frustrating to read. The plot could have been told within 100
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I voluntarily reviewed this book from the Publisher

Gripping, terrifying, and downright creepy, THROUGH THE WALL by Caroline Corcoran is superb from start to finish and I'm sure will be on our tv screens soon.

Everyone knows that neighbours in London don't usually know each other and are like strangers in the night who mumble the odd hello as they pass in the hallway. But when the walls are thin you cannot help but hear snippets of the other person's life and social media is always there to fill
Kerri Selby
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this uncorrected proof from Avon books for being one of the first 50 to sign up to their newsletter.

How well do you know your neighbours? Especially your next door neighbour?
This psychological thriller may have you questioning that!

Set in London, in a luxury apartment block, the sort with a porter & where well off members of society live, the story is set around the lives of Lexie, girlfriend of Tom & desperate for a baby, and Harriet, a talented musical composer &
Audrey Gibson
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The story is set in an apartment block in London. Harriet lives next door to Lexi and Tom, they don't know each other but can hear what goes on in their lives through the wall!!! Lexi begins to get a little obsessed with Harriet, thinking she has the perfect life but Harriet's obsession with Lexi and Tom, Tom in particular, is off the scale. I did find the first 50 to 70 pages a tad slow but after that WOW I couldn't read it quickly enough. This is definitely a nail biting, edge of your seat ...more
Helen White
Sep 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Through the Wall is the story of Lexie and Tom, a young couple desperately trying to conceive, and their neighbour Harriet, uprooted from her homeland of America and dropped in Islington. Lexie is convinced that something sinister is afoot when she gets the impression that someone has been entering their flat, whilst Harriet struggles to comes to terms with events of the past that threaten her relationships with those around her.

I found this novel particularly difficult to get into. I felt that
Tom Forrester
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
I was sent this book for free, for signing up for Avon Books’ newsletter. When I signed up, I was offered a choice of genre for my free book: women’s fiction or crime (the two genres Avon specialize in).

As my previous reading would suggest, I selected the crime option, however I was sent Through the Wall, a soon-to-be-published work of women’s fiction. I thought I’d give it a go, as the book was free and it was nice of Avon to send it.

From the get-go, this book is unrelentingly grim. We jump
Karen Whittard
A little bit too slow for me. Other than that a well written book. The problem I have is when people say it’s the same as a previous book by another author and the poor book has way to much to live up to before you even start reading it.
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Nothing particularly original or earth shattering here. A formulaic story of stalking and mental health issues which suffers slightly from the unlikable characters. I finished the book and found I just didn’t care how it ended. Predictable but mildly interesting at best. #NetGalley
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‘I can hear her through the wall
She has no idea what I did.
No idea what I’m capable of…’
[ Harriet ]

‘I swear I can feel her.
Biding her time.
Waiting to rip my life apart…’
[ Lexie ]

Through The Wall by Caroline Corcoran will be published October 3rd 2019, with Avon Books. It is described as a book ‘exploring universal themes of loneliness, emotional abuse and social media…with suspense, darkness and drama…will resonate with anyone who has ever lived in close quarters with a neighbour.’

Nicola Smith
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was so intrigued by the premise of this story. Two women living next door to each other, each thinking the other has the perfect enviable life.

The two women are Lexie and Harriet. Lexie lives with Tom and she's desperate for a baby. Harriet lives in the flat next door, on the other side of a fairly thin wall, and she's rather more unstable. In alternating chapters we hear from each one as they simultaneously fall apart.

They say the grass is always greener and never more so than for Lexie and
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