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Those People

Narrated by: Tuppence Middleton
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Could you hate your neighbour enough to plot to kill him?  

Until Darren Booth moves in at number 1, Lowland Way, the neighbourhood is a suburban paradise. But soon after his arrival, disputes over issues like loud music and parking rights escalate all too quickly to public rows and threats of violence. 

Then, early one Saturday, a horrific crime shocks the street. As the police go house to house, the residents close ranks and everyone’s story is the same: Booth did it. But there’s a problem. The police don't agree with them.  

©2019 Louise Candlish (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Masterfully plotted, compulsive page-turner." (Guardian)

"Addictive, twisty and oh so terrifyingly possible." (Clare Mackintosh, author of I See You)

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  • SandraL
  • 07-09-19

Neighbours from hell

Having read the brilliant Our House last year I was really looking forward to this new book by Louise Candlish. It deals with the subject we all dread – nightmare neighbours. The residents of Lowland Way live in a suburban paradise – a nice community minded area of London, with nice neighbours who all get on. Until Darren and his girlfriend Jodie move into the house on the corner. Then they all have to deal with his loud music day and night, his noisy home renovations, and the used car business he runs from his house. Until one day a horrific death shocks them all.

This is a slow burner, and although I didn’t enjoy it as much as Our House, it is still a really interesting story, the writing is superb and I would urge everyone to stick with it. There’s quite a big cast of characters to get your head around, and to be honest I don’t think there’s a likeable one amongst them! I’m quite glad I don’t live on Lowland Way, even though some of the houses sound fabulous. In the end I even felt sorry for Darren and Jodie. The setting is painted so well and you can imagine the gorgeous houses, and then the eyesore on the corner with the sound of power tools throughout the day and loud rock music into the early morning.

I listened to the Audible version and the narrator was just right for the book and made it even more enjoyable.

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  • Claire Zenkerova
  • 07-23-19

dull and pointless

Not sure why I struggled to the end. I guess I hoped something would happen and I'd find there was a point. Reading this was like listening to an annoying family member or friend moan on about something irrelevant and petty. Sorry but it left me anxious, drained and annoyed.

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  • Ann D
  • 07-10-19

Enjoyable!

I enjoyed this. The narration is excellent. The characters adequately developed. It’s a situation many of us could imagine ourselves in, albeit we may act differently. I found the ending rather sudden and flat.

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  • Rory
  • 08-25-19

OK but long winded

Started well and was set up well. But it was too samey. Lots of repeated phrases and storylines (well it felt like it). I didn't like the characters and felt the whole story dragged and was long winded.

I guessed the ending.

I had listened to Our House (which was brilliant) but this was not up to that standard. Really slow and just not gripping.

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  • Batsinthebelfry
  • 08-19-19

A hard slog

This book sounded as though it would be a great listen...I was wrong. I didn’t connect at all with any of the characters and they came across as odious snobs and a thoroughly unlikable lot. The story prodded on at a snails pace and to be honest it was a hard slog listening to it.

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  • Denise
  • 08-06-19

I loved it!

Twists and turns. This could happen to us all. Brilliant, clever and scary just thinking about it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-31-19

Easy listening and clever plot.

The narrator excellent. Entertaining but not gripping, I would look for more with same narrator.

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  • Janet biglari
  • 07-30-19

Another belter from Candlish

I loved Our House and looked forward to listening to this new book. I was not disappointed it was a great listen and a very clever different story. I love the way this author takes the reader into the lives of the privileged London property millionaires and shows how easily everything can unravel when their secluded enclaves are infiltrated by the outside world. There was also such a great twist at the end of this book. Candlish writes in such a way that all her characters are totally believable and often totally unlikeable! The narration was also excellent. Can't wait for the next dose of 'property porn'!

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  • Sonja
  • 07-27-19

Don’t waste your time

I always complete a book I’ve started, but this was hard going. Boring and no substance, disappointing - don’t waste your time

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  • Zara
  • 07-23-19

Great listen!

Excellent narrator.

Very gripping book, the characters were nuanced and well written. I enjoyed this a lot. Makes you think about society.