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Nicola Moriarty

Autor(a) de The Fifth Letter

7 Works 581 Membros 40 Críticas 2 Favorited

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Includes the name: Nicola Moriarty

Obras por Nicola Moriarty

The Fifth Letter (2017) 256 exemplares, 17 críticas
Those Other Women (2018) 141 exemplares, 7 críticas
The Ex (2019) 58 exemplares, 5 críticas
You Need to Know (2021) 50 exemplares, 2 críticas
Paper Chains (2013) 48 exemplares, 7 críticas
Free-Falling (2012) 21 exemplares, 2 críticas
Every Last Suspect (2024) 7 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



You Need to Know is a domestic noir by Australian author Nicole Moriarty, younger sister to Liane & Moriarty. The story begins with a car crash as the family head off for their Christmas holiday and we know that not everyone survives. What we don’t know is who is in the car accident, and snippets of the scene are threaded through the rest of the story as it builds up to that fateful Christmas Eve when all the family secrets are revealed with dire consequences.

Jill is the widowed mother of three author sons: Tony, Peter and Darren. Her world rocks disconcertingly when she receives an email titled “You Need to Know” which she is afraid to face up to and open.

Darren the youngest brother is battling writer's block and grieving the loss of his partner Charlotte who is now, as he says, batting for the other team. His life suddenly changes when the stray “Doggo” comes into his life and at the same time the intriguing Sage.

Mimi is married to Peter and resenting the arrival of her new twins which have catapulted her from a mother of two to a mother of four. She is also desperately trying to connect with Callie the eldest who has transformed suddenly from a sunny-natured girl to a sullen teenager.

Andrea is married to older brother account-come-writer Tony and starting to question their decision to remain childless. Andrea is soon over her head watching out for the vulnerable child Violet next door.

This was a gripping read that reels you into the family’s lives. The final reveal is disturbing and I’m not a fan of a sudden out-of-character action or plot twist in the final sentence of a book, but overall a good story.
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mimbza | 1 outra crítica | Apr 23, 2024 |
Chick lit meets suspense in this easy-read, predictable novel. I guessed the villain early on but despite this, the plot and writing were engaging enough to keep me reading past my bedtime.
Mercef | 4 outras críticas | Mar 30, 2024 |
An edge of your seat, fast paced psychological thriller that will have you flying through the pages at break neck speed and a definite candidate for psychological thriller of the year!

This is one of those books that it is almost impossible to review without giving away any spoilers and I certainly don’t want to ruin it for anyone. All the red herrings and plot twists is what gives this book an edge. Some were fairly predictable, others completely blindsided me. It is the level of tension and expectation of what will happen next that makes this a gripping page turner of a book. While the who becomes obvious quite quickly, the why will undoubtably surprise you!

Luke is every girls dream man, he handsome, charming, caring and makes you feel safe so it doesn’t came as a surprise to Georgia that Lukes ex-girlfriend is finding it hard to let him go.

As Georgia and Lukes relationship blossoms there is only one small hitch, Cadence, and it is not long before that small hitch escalates into a massive hitch. One that shows no signs of going away. From sending Luke text messages to leaving notes on Georgia’s car it becomes clear that Georgia is being stalked by Cadence and when the troubles ultimately follow her into work Cadence decides to confront her and put an end to it all once and for all.

If only it was that simple!

The characters are well written and feel real, the tension and emotions come through the page sucking you in from the very start, I even found myself wanting to shout at the characters at one point!

Compelling, suspenseful and utterly captivating. If there is only one psychological thriller you read this year then this is the one!

The Ex-Girlfriend will be published on 31 October 2019 and is available to pre-order now from Amazon UK

A big thank you to the author Nicola Moriarty, publishers Penguin UK – Michael Joseph and NetGalley for my advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest and independent review.
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DebTat2 | 4 outras críticas | Oct 13, 2023 |
I really loved the premise of this (I know, I say that all the time) and I think it was very well set up (I do not say that all the time.) The groundwork was beautifully placed for some really exciting characters with fascinating catalysts.

But I felt like the plot didn't really hold up to the premise. Sigh.
whakaora | 6 outras críticas | Mar 5, 2023 |



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