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Anthony Capella

Autor(a) de The Girl Before

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(nor) J.P. Delaney is the pseudonym of a writer who has previously published best-selling fiction under another name.

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Obras por Anthony Capella

The Girl Before (2017) 1,961 exemplares, 145 críticas
The Perfect Wife (2019) 546 exemplares, 55 críticas
The Food of Love (2004) 525 exemplares, 22 críticas
Believe Me (2018) 515 exemplares, 54 críticas
The Wedding Officer (2006) 398 exemplares, 22 críticas
Playing Nice (2020) 380 exemplares, 32 críticas
The Various Flavours of Coffee (2008) 349 exemplares, 24 críticas
The Death Pit (1999) 127 exemplares, 6 críticas
The Empress of Ice Cream (2010) 74 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Poison Tree (1997) 65 exemplares
My Darling Daughter (2022) 44 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Decoy (2001) 37 exemplares
Tell Me Lies (2003) 30 exemplares
The New Wife (2023) 16 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Capella, Anthony
Outros nomes
Delaney, J.P.
Strong, Anthony
Strong, Tony
Data de nascimento
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Locais de residência
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
London, England, UK
St Peter’s College, Oxford (First in English Literature)
Caradoc King
Nota de desambiguação
J.P. Delaney is the pseudonym of a writer who has previously published best-selling fiction under another name.



Das war spannend! Zwei Frauen, die (nacheinander) auf die gleichen zwei Männer treffen. Die Sympathien wechseln im Verlauf der Geschichte, sowohl unter den Figuren als auch meine für die einzelnen Figuren.
Am Ende war mir dann keiner mehr so richtig sympathisch, die Geschichte finde ich trotzdem toll. Und würde mir auch manchmal wünschen, in so einem Haus zu wohnen. (Wer nicht, wo wir doch wahrscheinlich alle zu viel Krempel haben....)
Die zwei Zeitebenen haben mich diesmal gar nicht gestört, im Hörbuch war das - mit verschiedenen Vorleserinnen - prima umgesetzt.
Klare Lese- und/oder Hörempfehlung!
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Katzenkindliest | 144 outras críticas | Apr 23, 2024 |
The Girl Before was a great book. My Darling Daughter not so much. Playing Nice restored the faith – the quickest read in a long time although probably not the best choice when your daughter’s expecting identical twins who will probably be delivered prematurely by C-section and spend some time in NICU!

Pete Riley and Maddie Wilson. Miles and Lucy Lambert. Two couples. Two premature baby boys transported from the same private hospital to the same NHS Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the same time. Two years later Miles materialises on Pete’s doorstep to deliver the devasting news – the boys were mixed up at birth and each has been raising the other’s biological son.

The nightmarish, domino-effect chain of events that unfold are told from Pete’s point of view, Maddie’s point of view and case note documentation in over one hundred super short chapters with both characters and plot developing at breakneck speed keeping the reader reeling, the mind buzzing and the pages turning.

This is a book you can race through without having to invest too heavily in the characters. It’s full of dark and disturbing twists. It questions parenting practice versus a child’s needs, nature versus nurture, nice or just playing nice.
I was gripped from start to finish and just desperately wanted to know what happened in the end – and I wasn’t disappointed.
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geraldine_croft | 31 outras críticas | Mar 31, 2024 |
I really enjoyed The Girl Before and couldn’t wait to dive into another J P Delaney.

Susie and Gabe are happily married and living the dream in their six-bedroomed thatched farmhouse in the middle of nowhere where Gabe, a former member of a globally successful boy band, writes songs for other artistes in his studio and Susie, a former backing singer, is caught up in promoting her new band. Then out of the blue Susie receives a social media message from Anna, her daughter who had been taken away from her as a baby15 years ago, and her whole world is turned upside down.

The “sex and drugs and rock and roll” lifestyle, Social Services protocols and the consequences of both take centre stage. Devastating secrets are revealed, loyalties are tested and Anna’s experiences with her initial foster parents and subsequent adopted family slowly come to light as the story unfolds.

My Darling Daughter is a compulsive page-turner but I didn’t really engage with any of the characters so rather than empathising with them, feeling their pain, admiring their determination, recoiling in shock, I felt a detachment as if events were playing out from a great distance and I was just a casual observer.

The author’s note details extensive research of the Adoption Society, child safe-guarding, therapies and placement orders to add credibility to Anna’s journey. My problem was that I didn’t find Susie, Gabe or their actions and reactions believable.

Good but not as good as The Girl Before.
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geraldine_croft | 1 outra crítica | Mar 21, 2024 |
The premise of this book intrigued me. Can two families actually make this sort of arrangement work? Are there hidden agendas? Reading this book, it is in someways easy to figure out what is going to happen, but the means taken to get there are downright stunning as to what lengths people are capable of going to in order to get what they want. The end result is also typical however it is not the end of the story. It was definitely enough to keep me turning the pages anxious for it all to come together.… (mais)
CrystalR68 | 31 outras críticas | Feb 20, 2024 |



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