The Woman at 46 Heath Street by Lesley Sanderson Publication Day 3/28/19 @Bookouture @LSandersonBooks

The letter is addressed to me. No stamp, swirly handwriting in black ink. I pull out a piece of paper, stiffening when I read the message. Hands trembling, the note slides to the floor: Your husband is having an affair.

Six words written in neat block letters. Six words slipped through her letterbox, destroying her marriage, exposing Ella’s perfect life as perfect lies.

But Ella has a plan: Alice is the answer to her problems. A lodger, to help keep her afloat, a friend, to keep the loneliness at bay.

Only Alice has her own reasons for wanting to live at 46 Heath Street

If you loved The Wife Between UsThe Girl on The Trainand The Secret Mother, you will be totally hooked by this twisty and gripping read about family secrets, marriage betrayal and the dark side of love.

From the prologue to the very end, this was an excellent suspenseful read! I love how everyone had secrets. Even the very house at 46 Heath had secrets!

Sanderson created a cast of characters that I loved to hate or hated to love. With just the right amount of plot unraveling at just the right pace, she kept you guessing until the end. Just when Ella thinks her life is perfect. One note scrawled on a piece of paper and dropped through the mail slot changed her life forever. Was it her? Could it be? You’ll have to read this thriller to find out just what Sanderson has in store for you!

About the author: 

Lesley attended the Curtis Brown Creative 6 month novel writing course in 2015/6, and in 2017 The Orchid Girls (then On The Edge) was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish fiction prize.

The Orchid Girls is her first psychological thriller.

Lesley spends her days writing in coffee shops in Kings Cross where she lives and works as a librarian. She loves the atmosphere and eclectic mix of people in the area. Lesley discovered Patricia Highsmith as a teenager and has been hooked on psychological thrillers ever since. She is particularly interested in the psychology of female relationships.


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