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In a Cottage In a Wood

In a Cottage In a Wood

Scritto da Cass Green

Narrato da Helen Keeley


In a Cottage In a Wood

Scritto da Cass Green

Narrato da Helen Keeley

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4/5 (132 valutazioni)
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8 ore
Pubblicato:
Sep 21, 2017
ISBN:
9780008248970
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Descrizione

Her dream home will become her worst nightmare…

A dark and twisty psychological thriller from the No.1 ebook bestselling author of The Woman Next Door.

A strange encounter
Neve comes across a troubled woman called Isabelle on Waterloo Bridge late one night. Isabelle forces a parcel into Neve’s hands and jumps to her death in the icy Thames below.

An unexpected gift
Two weeks later, as Neve’s wreck of a life in London collapses, an unexpected lifeline falls into her lap a charming cottage in Cornwall left to her by Isabelle, the woman on the bridge. The solution to all her problems.

A Twisted secret
But when Neve arrives, alone in the dark woods late one night, she finds a sinister-looking bungalow with bars across its windows. And her dream home quickly becomes her worst nightmare a house hiding a twisted secret that will change her life forever
Pubblicato:
Sep 21, 2017
ISBN:
9780008248970
Formato:
Audiolibro

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Informazioni sull'autore

Cass Green is the pseudonym of Caroline Green, an award-winning author of fiction for young people. Her first novel, Dark Ride won the Rona Young Adult Book of the Year and the Waverton Good Read Award. Cracks and Hold Your Breath garnered rave reviews and were shortlisted for eleven awards between them. She is the Writer in Residence at East Barnet School and has been a journalist for over twenty years. The Woman Next Door is her first novel for adults.


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  • (3/5)
    A chance meeting on Waterloo Bridge, London brings Neve a new start, but when she gets to Cornwall things don't exactly go to plan. Started off really liking this but less so in the middle and end. Neve was so annoying ALL the time! She just wades in with no thought to the consequences, she was selfish and inconsiderate and I didn't care for her at all - kept hoping she would be bumped off and quickly! The author has an engaging style of writing, making the book very easy to get into, so I would definitely read more of her books. An excellent stocking filler.
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely loved this book, I listened to it in two days as it was truly gripping.
  • (5/5)
    Fantastic ride! Kept me guessing until the end. Loved the narrator as well
  • (3/5)
    It was ok, somewhat predictable culprit. I found the main character very plain, the only words she seemed to speak were uttering swear words to herself. The reader sounded like she had a cold for most of the book. It was ok for a listen, but not as good as other recent listens.
  • (5/5)
    Incredible ?
    Took some turns I really wasn't expecting at all. Highly recommend this book
  • (3/5)
    Story was line ok but the narrator was not great
  • (3/5)
    Published first on The Ghastly Grimoire

    In a Cottage in a Wood by Cass Green releases tomorrow and I definitely look forward to seeing what my fellow Littens have to say about the title when they get their hands on it. For myself, I’m still a bit mixed. There are some things that Green does really well in this book and there are others that, quite simply, take far too long to unfold.

    The main character in In a Cottage in a Wood is Neve Carey. After her relationship fails, she finds herself in a tenuous relationship with her sister and brother-in-law, who she’s been living with for a bit. Her fairy godmother appears in the form of a woman moments before she commits suicide, which begs the question: why? Thus readers follow Neve along as she stumbles through her sub-par life, whilst wearing her victim name-tag proudly.

    Personally, I don’t care for Neve. Everything that has happened to her is a direct consequence of her own actions. In many rays, she reminds of me of The Girl on the Train‘s Rachel. A person cannot make poor life choices and then blame everyone around them for what follows – but Neve appears to do just that. And then, magically, she gets what she needs: a creepy cottage in the middle of nowhere. Because that is totally how life works. (Actually, I guess it kinda is. In many ways, those that need help can’t get it and those that don’t end up with more.) Her neighbors and family aren’t much better, and for that I must applaud Green’s ability to write some absolutely horrid individuals.

    If you’re looking for an edge of your seat thriller, In a Cottage in a Wood is not what you want; however, if you want a slow simmer that builds up to an incredibly frustrating, heartrending finale, this is your book. While there are times where it feels as if the plot simply drags on, Green’s command of suspense is just enough to keep a reader hooked until the last page. The final twenty percent of the book flies by incredibly fast, revealing revelation after revelation. When it comes to plot twists, I’m not an easy person to take by surprise and yet Green has done just that.

    It’s hard to decide what I want to rate this title. I’ve teeter-tottered between three and four stars, but ultimately I feel there is a lot of potential that isn’t quite met. There are things that I think would have made excellent additions to the story and while I’d love to share them, I can’t unless I want to give out spoilers. Without that, I think I’ll settle on three. It’s definitely a title I’d buy.

    Thanks to Edelweiss and HarperCollins for providing me with an advance copy of this novel for the purpose of unbiased review.
  • (5/5)
    A very good mystery with a rather interesting and convoluted end
  • (3/5)

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    If you listen to it on Scribd you won’t get the ending. It stops with 30 minutes left. And there a part of a chapter missing. Beyond disappointed.

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  • (4/5)
    Neve is a bit of a trainwreck. After splitting with her boyfriend Daniel, she finds herself living with her sister, Lou and her family and that arrangement isn’t working out too well for anyone. She has a job she hates, drinks too much and doesn’t think too much beyond herself. Saying that though, I liked her. She’s fun and funny and has a certain charm that endeared me to her. On the way home after one of those not so great decisions, she’s walking in the cold towards home and she comes upon a stranger on a bridge over the Thames. The woman is around her age and is barely dressed for the biting cold night. Although Neve just wants to get home, she has a brief exchange of concerned words to the woman who then apologizes to her, shoves an envelope in her hands and jumps off the bridge. After a moment of two of shock, she calls the police and the night passes in a blur of police procedures. Despite that shock Neve moves on with her life until a letter from a solicitor changes everything for her. The jumper has left her the cottage she owned. But how could that be? And why? Why would a total stranger leave her a cottage? Everyone chalked it up to the kindness Neve showed her at the end of her life and since Neve had pretty much burned every bridge in her life she decides to make the long journey to Petty Winn cottage. But what she envisioned was not what she found. What a dump. And a cold dump at that. In the middle of nowhere. And someone clearly does not want her there. Strange things have been happening. And why are there bars on the windows? Torn between the need to know what drove Isabelle to suicide and the desire to flee the creepiest place she’s ever known, she stays for a while, gets to know some of the folk around and tries to solve the mystery of Isabelle. This book is really up there on the creepy meter. While there weren’t major events happening, the descriptive flow and power of suggestion made it all so vivid. My mind went everywhere in search of explanations, but not until towards the end did I figure a few things out but I hadn’t counted on that twist that made it all make sense. A good book makes me sit still and just keep flipping pages. This was one of those, I read the whole book in a day. It’s an easy fast read that keeps your attention. But keep those lights on, your imagination will keep running.
  • (3/5)

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    Neve Carey is walking home across Waterloo Bridge. She stops to help a troubled looking young woman. The woman asks Neve her name, gives her a parcel then commits suicide by jumping off the bridge. Two weeks later Neve finds out that the woman on the bridge has left her a cottage in Cornwall.I do love a thriller and with this books title it seemed right up my street. The reader follows Neve who is down on her luck unexpectedly gaining a cottage and things not really going to plan. In true thriller fashion there are secrets to be discovered.The story simmered along leading up to a final twist, all becomes clear. The trouble I find with thrillers is that they can plod along and the reader waits for that twist. The twist is either draw dropping or predictable. For me the twist didn't surprise and was quite straight forward.I enjoyed the book. It was a quick read for me, past a couple of hours. It didnt wow me but I enjoyed it for what it was.

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  • (5/5)

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    Original and well written. Interesting characters. Easy to follow and relaxing as well as tense in some parts where you can't stop listening. Eerie.

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  • (4/5)
    I have always loved stories of abandoning life for a country cottage and this lived up to my expectations admirably. The taut sense of unease escalated brilliantly and, although I had guessed the ‘whodunnit’ aspect, the final twist caught me totally unawares.
  • (4/5)
    Really great creepy suspense/thriller. It really kept me guessing!