The Rumour is Lesley Kara’s debut novel, a gripping book about what people are capable of doing when they feel threatened and exposed. A thriller about paranoia, fear and suspense unlike anything you have read before.
This book has been on my shelf since 2014, and I have never read it. I even have the books. I really love the synopsis, it’s a bestseller and mostly all of my friends have loved it.
I have heard so many good things about this book. I love mysteries and psychological thrillers, and I really want to get to read this one. I don’t own it yet, but hopefully that will change soon.
I love Dan Brown and I have read most of his books. This book was the first on my list by him, but I read all the other ones before. I will give it a pass now, and hopefully will return to it some day.
I have actually read this book when I was in middle grade school – but I never analysed it the way I would now – that is why this is on my TBR list. I will keep it for now, and hopefully will borrow it from the library next month.
This has been on my TBR since I was a teen – I have it at home and never managed to read it. However, these past few months I have been in a ”vampire books” mood, so I will keep it on my list for now.
I have read many books from Danielle Steel, and I have enjoyed them all. At the moment, she has far more newer books than Safe Harbour, so I will pass it.
I enjoyed ”The Last Letter From Your Lover” so much, and I have seen the movie for Me Before You. I might not get to it straight away, but I have to read this book.
Probably you have all heard or read this book by now. I haven’t. I know, I know, I am horrible. I always manage to not read the most read books in the world. I am keen or reading it, but I am not sure whether I will actually get to it.
Nicholas Sparks is my favourite romance authors. I have read so many books from him, and keep reading them. The Rescue is one of the books I have always put away in the corner, you know, for later. I should definitely prioritise it!
I have put this book on my list because it is widely popular. I have also tried watching the movie, but stopped it half-way through. I like the synopsis, but I never get to actually read it. Maybe some other time.
Frances Pilgrim’s father went missing when she was five, and ever since all sorts of things have been going astray: car keys, promotions, a series of underwhelming and unsuitable boyfriends . . . Now here she is, thirty-bloody-nine, teaching Shakespeare to rowdy sixth formers and still losing things.
But she has a much more pressing problem. Her mother, whose odd behaviour Frances has long put down to eccentricity, is slowly yielding to Alzheimer’s, leaving Frances with some disturbing questions about her father’s disappearance, and the family history she’s always believed in. Frances could really do with someone to talk to. Ideally Jackson: fellow teacher, dedicated hedonist, erstwhile best friend. Only they haven’t spoken since that night last summer when things got complicated . . .
As the new school year begins, and her mother’s behavior becomes more and more erratic, Frances realizes that she might just have a chance to find something for once. But will it be what she’s looking for?
I am usually good at explaining why I don’t like a certain book, or why I feel the way I feel, and believe me, with this one, I have spent two days and 6 sittings in front of this draft (now published post) to try and write about it. So I am doing my best now…
First of all, there has to be something about a certain book to make me want to read it. With this one – there were two things:
Now – the romance part disappointed me, as there was no romance. No romance at all. Unless, of course, you count as a romance a person in their mid-forties sleeping around with drunk teens, and is then too complicated of a character to even realise who he loves, and why, and the moment he does, he still has no idea what to do with that information.
The other disappointment I had was that I expected to read about the Alzheimer’s, and not only that they weren’t there, but also some of the symptoms mentioned were not correct at all. There were only sex relationships and sex scenes, and that was supposed to define their relationship in the end. Not realistic at all.
Even though it seems that we follow Frances’s story throughout, we actually follow Jackson’s story as well. Their characters were too complicated and confusing for me, and it let me to now feel nor care about them at all. I honestly cared about Frances’s dog the most in this book.
The plot wasn’t perfect – there were times when the information given didn’t match
The scene how Frances searches on Google to find the address of her dad. We are then told that she found out his address through Jean. Which one is it, then?
I am actually quite sad that I didn’t enjoy this book, but I will still be curious about new works from Lex Coulton, because, somehow, I really liked her writing style, despite all the flaws.