Today is Paperback Publication Day for The House Across The Street by Lesley Pearse. Published with Michael Joseph it is described as ‘glorious, heart-warming’ (Woman & Home) and ‘emotional and moving’ (Daily Express). The House Across The Street is Lesley Pearse at her very best – proving yet again why she is one of the nation’s favourite storytellers. It’s a compelling tale of the secrets of domestic suburban life in the 1960s, and a fire that destroys relationships, trust, and lives.
I originally posted my review for this engaging novel on 10th September 2018 and I am only too delighted to share with you all the new cover for this edition. In my review I wrote….
The House Across the Street is a novel that feels very genuine and sympathetic to the era. It contains a storyline that captivates the reader from the outset. The issues covered are all very relevant to that time and in some cases, unfortunately still relevant today. There is a mystery in the centre of this story, and it is slowly revealed to us as the pages turn.
Lesley Pearse is a woman writing about women, all with very strong characters who have dealt with many a difficulty and hardship in their lives.
The House Across the Street is an engaging read, one with quite an emotional storyline wrapped around an abhorrent and vindictive crime, yet filled with the warmth that seems to be part of the characteristic style of a Lesley Pearse novel.
Authentic. Charming. Accomplished.
(Read MY FULL REVIEW HERE )
And now The New Cover……Tadaaaa!!!!
[ About the Book ]
Twenty-three year old Katy Speed is fascinated by the house across the street. Gloria, the woman who lives there, is the most glamorous neighbour on the avenue, owning a fashionable dress shop in Bexhill-on-Sea that Katy loves to visit. But all is not as it appears. Katy has noticed a black car making regular visits to Gloria’s home often bringing women and sometimes children. Intrigued, Katy is keen to find out more but Hilda, Katy’s mother, disapproves of Gloria. She wonders if these mysterious visitors have just been released from prison. Is Gloria secretly bringing criminals, or worse, into the heart of the community?
Then one night, the house burns down…
In the wreckage, the bodies of Gloria and her daughter are found. Katy is sure the unexplained visitors must be responsible but before she can find out more, her father is arrested and charged with murder. Surely the police have arrested the wrong man? Are the rest of the street safe and can Katy find the truth before it’s too late?
[ Bio ]
Lesley Pearse was told as a child that she had too much imagination for her own good. When she grew up she worked her way through a number of jobs, including nanny, bunny girl, dressmaker and full-time mother, before, at the age of forty-nine, settling upon a career that would allow her gifts to blossom, she became a published writer.
Now a global No.1 bestseller with fans across the world and sales of over 10 million copies of her books to date, Lesley Pearse is one of the nation’s best-loved storytellers. She is a master of the gripping storyline, always introducing her readers to characters that are impossible not to care about or forget. The House Across the Street is Lesley’s 26th novel and is released in her 25th Anniversary year as a published author.
Lesley lives in Devon and has three daughters and three grandchildren.