The Other Side of the Door by Nicci French Also titled Complicit Bonnie agrees to put a small band together to play in a friend s wedding at the end
OF THE SUMMER ONE OF HER the summer One of her mates ends up dead And the story oes back and forth between the present and the past It ended up being an uick and easy read And I suspected the wrong person So that s always Traditions Of Maimonideanism (Ijs Studies In Judaica) good when you can tuess whodunit I m a bit confused as to why I was approved for reviewing this book when it s been out for years under a different title I don t understand why a author would change the title to one of their books Is the story different I don t know Is it a Selling Trick I Don T Know But trick I don t know But Complicit and The Other Side of the Door are the same bookThanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the book to review I found it very hard initially to Kemilau Cinta - Brighter Than the Sun get into this book partly because of the skipping back and forth between past and present which took me a while toet used to However I soon found myself in the rip of the mystery feeling for the characters as they dug themselves deeper and deeper holes whilst trying to protect each other and cover up their own involvement in the death of their friend This is what the Nicci French team do best providing insights into the dark and sinister places in the human heart exploring unhealthy obsessions and love one wrong the complications of human relationships and the circumstances that make an ordinary person capable of murderUnlike other NF books the plot was not as much of a surprise as it could have been and I was waiting for a better twist at the end or maybe it was just that by the time all was revealed I was no longer feeling as emotionally involved as some of the characters had become a bit tedious and annoying Saying that the book did keep me interested until the end even if out of head shaking frustration over the actions of some of the characters and the repercussions of those actionsNot my favourite NF book but still an ok read if you like their style of thriller This is the best thriller I ve read for a long time The first pages took some Red November: Inside the Secret U.S.-Soviet Submarine War getting through a woman Bonnie is in a flat with the body of a man lying in a pool of blood It seems as if she s killed him but has she Sections then follow labelled Before and After Before being before the murder and After from immediately after onward Andradually the Before sections meet
Up With The First After It S A Third Of with the first After It s a third of way in before we learn who has been killed and that s uite a hook In the meantime we learn about the main characters their relationship to each other as Bonnie ets a scratch band together for a friend s wedding the awful rehearsals the arguments se This had all the hallmarks of the Nicci French thrillers I have come to love first person heroine you identify with easily plunged uickly into a mystery and moral dilemma uirky secondary characters script like dialogue that pushes on the plot yet it didn t engage me as the others have It lost pace in the middle and I began not to care what happened to the characters the blokes were particularly unappealing especially the anti hero Hayden why on earth did she bother with him at all I did however persevere to find out who dunnit and the end picked up pace with a bit of a twist Competent but can do better They say Everybody. Bonnie Graham is in her friend's flat She is alone except for the dead body lying in a pool of blood What happened What will she do And is any or all of it her fault Bonnie is a music teacher
Nicci French ð 7 Free readDoesn t work It felt a little bit unnecessary and just a way for the author to make sure that we weren t bored throughout the middle and end which didn t work for me Almost could just work better as a friend roup drama without any murder I was severely bored by the plot I actually did enjoy the writing it was relatable and easy to read But the plot was really lacking in almost all aspects especially just being a thriller and lacking a The Magic Question good protagonist This is a case where I just don t think it s some of the author s best work I m sure there are other Nicci French books that I d enjoy but this one isn t something I d recommend Nicci French is one of my favorite Thriller writers And this is one wild ride of a thriller At the beginning of the book we witness a woman Bonnie Graham has killed a man aood looking musician Hayden who tells her himself that she doesn t want to A Writer's Reference with Writing about Literature with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates get him involved with him that he destroys the things he loves Now Description Bonnie Graham is standing in a room belonging to a friend At her feet is a corpse straddled in a spreading pool of blood The uestions are numerous who is responsible for the dead body on the floor What does she Bonnie have to do with it And what is her next course of action This opening premiseives some idea of just how uickly and comprehensively Nicci French is able to transfix the reader It is this combination of a shocking situation and the ill advised often self destructive actions of the duo s protagonists which the authors pull off in book after book we may disapprove of what French s characters do in their extreme situations but it s impossible not to identif This book was a slow read but overall not badThe story oes between the past and present mainly diving into the life of Bonnie Bonnie hesitantly agrees to put a small band together for her fr In Nicci French s The Other Side of the Door this chilling novel of suspense will you leave you breathless in every turned page It all started for Bonnie Graham a high school music teacher who discovered a dead body at the other side of her friend s flat s door Like Rena Olsen s The Girl Before it s platformed with scenes of what events happened before the discovery and what happened afterwards At first Bonnie and her friend Sonia were the ones that discovered the dead body of Hayden Booth a star musician who happened to join their band for an one time only event for her friend Danielle s wedding When he first appeared on the scene to rehearse with them tensions were so high it could be cut with a knife While Bonnie was seeing Neal she rew attracted to him But when Hayden ot violent with
her things had come to a head After Bonnie and Sonia disposedthings had come to a head After Bonnie and Sonia disposed the body and the evidence with it they did the best to cover up their tracks But when he was reported missing to the police it complicated "things and made things ten times worse Everyone had a reason to hate him for one reason or another "and made things ten times worse Everyone had a reason to hate him for one reason or another secret and lies unraveled like a ball of yarn And while the police uestioned her it made her nervous as she suspected one person or another who had killed him with a cold blooded killer Later on she figured it out and came head to head to someone she was close to in an ear splitting explosive climax at how things ended and how things started when she opened the door. Mer of happiness music and love turns deadly as lovers betray passions turn homicidal and friendship itself becomes a crime Someone in the band must be a killer Is it Bonnie And if not who is .
Lies We choose to think that our dearest friends would not lie to us but do we ever really know another person This novel tests the boundaries of friendship Would you place yourself in jeopardy to help a friend Just how much would you sacrifice for friendship The protagonist in this novel Bonnie Graham is asked these uestions and also asks them herself With the dead body of her lover on the floor she calls a friend to help her
and so begins The other side of the door by Nicciso begins The other side of the door by Nicci have read several novels by the British husband and wife writing team that oes by the nom de plume of Nicci French Nicci Gerrard and Sean French They have mastered the art of seamless writing so that the reader doesn t know where one writer stops and the other begins They have a keen insight into human behavior and what makes people act the way they do when under stress They relay this insight to the reader in such a way that the reader empathizes with the plight of the characterOur protagonist Bonnie Graham is a music teacher and a musician who has recently broken up with her live in boyfriend She
Has Just Bought A Newjust bought a new and plans to spend the summer remodeling it Then an acuaintance hires her to form a band to play at her wedding When she meets a musician and asks form a band to play at her wedding When she meets a musician and asks to play in this band her life is irrevocably changedHayden Booth is a talented musician who seems to live up to the reputation An Audience of Artists: Dada, Neo-Dada, and the Emergence of Abstract Expressionism garnered by his ilk He does not conform to what people expect he follows no timetables he is a free spirit with violent mood swings Despite all this or perhaps because of it Bonnie falls for him and has an affairHayden is lying dead on the floor Did Bonnie murder her lover When she calls her friend Sonia for assistance we presume heruilt Why else would someone want to erase all traces of her presence at the scene Why else would someone want to dispose of the bodySonia rises to the reuest and helps Bonnie Together they clean the flat and take the body to a reservoir But uilt eats at Bonnie She finds her life beginning to unravel When she and her friends are uestioned by the police she feels that the burden of what she knows is too reat to bear Although she is under duress she never falters in her loyalty and never succumbs to betrayal Can she say the same for her friendsThe novel was written in a before and after flashback format which worked well in this instance Before Hayden s death and after I think that for me to truly enjoy a novel I have to like the protagonist Throughout this book Bonnie Graham was not particularly likable It is not until about two thirds through the text that we begin to feel that we are finally Aristotle's Rhetoric: An Art of Character getting to know her When we begin to understand what the authors have done we become immersed in the writing and then and only then does the novel come up to par with the author s other works With a marvelous little hook at the end they prove that they are masters of psychological suspense and anyone who enjoys that type of novel will likely enjoy this oneBy the close of the novel you will find yourself wondering how far you wouldo to protect the ones you care about A book that stimulates introspection is a very ood thing The Other Side of The Door really didn t do it for meThis is another book in my multitude of examples of when perspectivetime shifting. Ho has spent a long hot summer in London rehearsing with a band It was supposed to be fun but the tricky knots of the band's friendships unravel with each passing day What was meant to be a sum. .