376 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. Astrid Is Bad Luck, Circumstances Cause Suspicious Glances At Her.
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What a pleasure it is to be in the capable hands of the husband-and-wife duo who jointly write as Nicci French. Their new book, Until It's Over, is a salutary reminder just how accomplished Nicci Gerrard and Sean French are at turning out sophisticated and disturbing psychological thrillers.
The protagonist of the new book is a young and very fit London cycle courier Astrid Bell, who suddenly seems to be bad news for those around her. When her neighbour Peggy Farrell inadvertently knocks Astrid from her bike, Peggy is subsequently found in an alley, savagely beaten to death. Astrid is assigned to collect a package from a well-heeled women by the name of Ingrid de Soto -- but when she arrives, Astrid discovers her in the hallway of her home, also murdered. Needless to say, the police -- not great believers in coincidence -- begin to take a very close interest in Astrid, and soon life for her and her housemates begins to turn very unpleasant, with internecine squabbling (and a burgeoning apprehension about who is to die next) poisoning once friendly relationships.
The slow and inexorable breakdown in the natural order of things is meat and drink to Nicci French, and the lengthening list of strongly written crime novels has acquired another winner with Until It’s Over. It's particularly commendable that French resolutely avoids the temptation to write about a series detective. Powerful stand-alone narratives with ordinary people at the centre are the hallmarks of a Nicci French novel -- long may they remain so. --Barry ForshawReview:
"Brilliantly plotted, crisply written and very, very frightening." Cosmopolitan "Cancel all appointments and unplug the phone. Once started, you will do nothing until you finish this thriller." Harpers and Queen "Shocking, uncomfortable, exhilarating. The most tightly plotted and petrifying of Nicci French's thrillers to date. Don't read it at home alone." The Independent on Sunday "Nicci French is excellent at building up suspense and elegantly exploiting all our worst fears." The Mirror"
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd (UK). Paperback. Book Condition: As New. Excellent condition with minimal visible wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0141036575I2N00
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Book Description Penguin, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Until it's Over This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780141036571
Book Description Penguin, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Until it's Over This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780141036571
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Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS UK, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: OKAZ. - Nombre de page(s) : 376 - Poids : 204g - Langue : eng - Genre : Policier Suspense Espionnage en langue anglaise. Bookseller Inventory # O1863239-666