Through the Wall
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...more
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!
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 2.am. Gripping, heartbraking and scary. You need to read this book!!!!! An easy five stars ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 & ...more
I found this novel particularly difficult to get into. I felt that ...more
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 ...more
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.’
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 ...more