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The People at Number 9 by Felicity Everett
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bookshelves: contemporary, family-saga, net-galley

I live in number 9 but we are nothing like this family I hasten to add lol

The people at number 9 were an intriguing couple.
The suburban families this book touches are sometimes confusing. I've tossed between a 3 or 4 star rating for me personally. Some I'm going to sit on the fence with a 3.5.

The first half of the book was getting to know the characters. That was fine.
Gavin and Lou has just taken up residence next door to Sara. Sara wants to introduce herself but holds back while she finds courage to do this.

Gavin and Lou are eccentric exciting and at times plain weird.

But Sara finds them interesting intriguing and beguiling.
Sara's friendship with another neighbor she was close to wanes because of the attraction she has for her new neighbors.
Her husband Neil also spends time with them. They have children in common, school runs and Gary and Lou seem to be attracted to Sara and Neil for some reason too.

At times, I need to say I got lost in the haze of it all. The author had a struggle to find me again and pull me in to continue to read.

I stuck with it. For me it's an ok book verging on interesting and couldn't put down.

Like one of those films you need to watch until the end but don't know why!

My thanks to HQ on Net Galley for my early copy I volunteered to read.

I predict this is going to be a controversial book in likes.
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Quotes sue Liked

“The thing is, Sara, writing's scary. You have to be prepared to go deep......And when your brain's shouting, 'No, no, no, I'm not going to think that thought; it's too dirty, it's too scary, it's too painful,' that's when you must make yourself think it and make yourself write it.”
Felicity Everett, The People at Number 9


Reading Progress

March 17, 2017 – Started Reading
March 17, 2017 – Shelved
March 18, 2017 –
63.0% "Not sure what I make of this but I'm pressing on"
March 19, 2017 –
99.0% "Not what I expected
Review pending"
March 22, 2017 – Shelved as: contemporary
March 22, 2017 – Shelved as: family-saga
March 22, 2017 – Shelved as: net-galley
March 22, 2017 – Finished Reading
August 28, 2019 – Shelved as: net-galley

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message 1: by Jim (new) - rated it 1 star

Jim Phillips Who is Gary? It was Gavin.


message 2: by sue (new) - rated it 3 stars

sue Oops!


message 3: by sue (new) - rated it 3 stars

sue Thank you.
Wrote this up on iPad! After 2am


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