The Other Half Lives
- Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date:
- 03 September 2009
- Modern & Contemporary
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Another very gripping psychological thriller, this time with Ruth, Adam and May
Fascinating concept for a crime and I was utterly absorbed by it. The plot perhaps doesn't hold up to close scrutiny, some of the characters behave oddly and I guessed the twist some way before it happened, despite these flaws, I was lost in it for the course of the book and still enjoyed it.
This was a delightfully mind-bending, twisty-turny read.
I have read and enjoyed three other Sophie Hannah books, and this was the next for me to read in the Zailer/Waterhouse series. I had taken note of the many poor reviews, but was prepared to make up my own mind.It's a long read, but I enjoyed it very much. It's about Ruth Bussey, a damaged woman whose boyfriend, Aidan, tells her he has murdered a woman who Ruth knows is definitely alive. This is the sort of storyline this author excels at, taking something seemingly implausible and making it into a gripping read.I was left guessing throughout the majority of the book, and couldn't see how the story could be resolved. As it happens, it did get resolved in quite a convoluted fashion, and I admit that I found the end quite confusing, but at no point did I get bored with the story or feel the need to skim or even give up, which is the acid test for reading enjoyment for me.This isn't her best book, but I still enjoyed it and look forward to reading the next in the series.
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