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The Favour: The gripping new thriller from an author 'at the top of British psychological suspense writing' (Observer)

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In this unputdownable new thriller from the bestselling author duo behind House of Correction, a woman finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation after her first love suddenly turns up in her life asking for a favour – and shortly after turns up dead. In 2011, French wrote Blue Monday, introducing the psychotherapist Frieda Klein, which became the first novel in a popular series. Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives. The main character nearly drove me demented with her behaviour, and the story was full of jokes repetitive conversations that seemed to go nowhere. There are plenty of red herrings as we meet different characters – and some of them do seem a little wasted, as they do not bring much to the plot other than a little bit of distraction.

Their first novel as Nicci French was The Memory Game, since then they have collaborated on many standalone psychological thrillers, including Killing Me Softly, The Red Room, Secret Smile and Catch Me When I Fall. Future readers, if you are okay with preposterous and illogical plots then you'll have a better time than I did. We are so disappointed - we have always been huge Nikki French fans and have been looking forward to this new book for a while.This may result in small marks to the dustjacket and title page, please also bear in mind that each signature will be a little different from the one we show here. And, the phrase ‘the favour’ takes on so many different meanings as you work your way through the story – some having much more significance than the other.

Op een goede manier) Met De gunst heeft Nicci French een boek geschreven met veel en heel bijzondere personages in een bijzondere setting. In summary I liked that the Favour was an unexpectedly easy read and not too taxing on the brain and that I didn’t need to go back and reread anything to piece things together. I consumed The Favour in two sittings, fascinated by the ambivalence of many of the characters, Liam's housemates in particular. Part of this favor has her lying to her fiancé so she can travel for hours to a cottage to await Liam's arrival and this is when and where he'll explain more. The middle of the book seems to go in circles for a bit and I guessed one of the plots twists very early on.The main character is a doctor, but she makes one stupid decision after another, making it very difficult to like or understand her. Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. I thought it was well written, tense at times, frustrating at others (I was mentally begging Jude to get out of that house! He was her first love, and even though she is now a successful doctor and about to get married, he will always be someone special to her. When Jude’s first love Liam turns up in her life after ten years of no contact, asking her for a favour, she just can’t say no.

When the police show up at the station instead of Liam, Jude realizes that she knows nothing about the man he’s become. Although I didn’t care for a lot of the characters, the vivid descriptions of the characters are very well done. e. an arty / spiritual person believing in karma or a person undergoing a deep personal crisis such as substance addiction / bereavement etc).Biography: Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. By the mid-nineties Sean had had two novels published, The Imaginary Monkey and The Dreamer of Dreams, as well as numerous non-fiction books, including biographies of Jane Fonda and Brigitte Bardot.

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