The Woman at Number 19
*** THIS SUMMER'S MUST-READ PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER ***
Esther lost her husband, Julian, and her children, Harriet and Dexter, in a car accident and is struggling with her grief.
Spurred on by her own loneliness and a need to make amends for not being able to save her own children, Esther takes it upon herself to watch the woman who lives at number 19.
But when unexplain...more
Esther is a sad, grief-stricken middle-aged woman who is grieving the loss of her husband and her two young children during a traffic accident. She also harbors a deep-seated hatred of her own sister who was also in the car. Sister survived, although she suffered significant injuries.
She has closed herself off from most everyone ...although there is a young woman who visits with her on a daily basis. Esther doesn't quite remember how they became friends, but she does appreciate the contact.
Told from Esthers point of view it lets you see more into her world and what is going on around her.
There had to be more going on and yes there really was.
Dark and a good thriller
Each time I thought I could see where the story was going, I was way off. I read this in two sittings, which is rare for me. Just shows how fantastic this book really is.
I have a book hangover, nothing I feel like reading after this.
A well written, well researched and clever story. I was convin ...more
Esther is a lonely, 45 year old woman. She lives alone after the death of her husband Julian, and her two children, Dexter and Harriet. Her grief has destroyed her, it’s broken her.
Amy, a young women, visits Esther and does little chores for her, but mainly has a cup of tea and a chat. She’s the only brightness in Esther’s world. She’s a nurse and is excited about her forthcoming wedding.
Esther is watching her neighbour across the street, the woman i ...more
Anyway - it was a quick read and I did like it but I just wish I'd been able to stay unaware for longer.
Oh darn it - I'm going to put ...more
The lead character, Esther, has lost her husband and children in a terrible automobile accident and is convinced that her sister, who was also in the car, but survived, was having an affair with her husband. So Esther hates her sister and blames her for the tragedy.
So the story revolves around a women spending hou ...more
This is just another iteration of a storyline that has been written before. By the end of the prologue, the protagonist’s personality and psyche are clear, as is her life situation. Esther Nesbitt seems to be a whingy, pitiable, physically weaker older woman—I guessed over 65—but she’s middle-aged. At 20% Kindle mark, I came up with three possible storylines with several subplots.
I didn’t want to plough thr ...more
But the more you get into Esther's mind the more you see that things are not what they seem. As Esther loses her grip with reality we find her obsessed with the woman at number 19....and this obsession has control over her. The more I read the book ...more
Her other books, Her Dark Retreat and The Other Mother, released in 2018 were Top 100 Bestsellers on Amazon, closely followed by Finding Eva, The Uninvited and The Cleansing which was released in April 2019.
The Woman at Number 19 is J. A. Baker's latest novel. ...more