The Winter House - Nicci Gerrard Reviews
Description:ISBN 0141024070 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Nicci Gerrard / Paperback / 400 Pages / Book is published 2009-12-03 by Penguin
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by - written on 02/01/12 (Very useful, 57 readings)
Among the books I received at Christmas was one with a frosty looking cover that immediately suggested it was a seasonal read. In fact it turned out very different and some might think it morbid, but I do like books that resonate with emotional content so this appealed to me. I also love the novels by Nicci French, which are the husband and wife duo of which Nicci Gerrard is the female of the couple. The Nicci French books are thrillers and often are quite gory, but they all have a sense of damaged people even with the victims as well as the perpetrators of the crimes, so I feel that Nicci is the person who deals with the psychological side of the thrillers. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/02/10 (Useful, 98 readings)
I have just finished reading 'The Winter House' by Nicci Gerrard and found it an enjoyable but predictable read. The story is based around three main characters; Marnie, Ralph and Oliver who are reunited after twenty years apart as Ralph is on his death bed. Each chapter alternates between the past and present as we learn how the friends met and what tore them apart. The story is well writen and I particulary liked the relationship between Marnie and her Mum; Emma. Their home and lifestyle was so beautifully described I could almost hear the sea and smell the breakfast cooking. I was certainly taken back to my childhood several times. The reunion ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/02/10 (Very useful, 84 readings)
This book is by Nicci Gerrard, the 'Nicci' of the husband and wife thriller writing team, Nicci French. This book was chosen as part of Tesco's monthly book club last autumn, so you may be able to get hold of an edition which features book club questions and an in-depth interview with the author. However, this is not a thriller, rather a tragi-drama. At the very beginning of the novel, Marnie's life is turned upside down by a phonecall from childhood friend Oliver to tell her that another friend Ralph is dying. Marnie leaves her life in London immediately in order to travel to Scotland and spend Ralph's dying days with him and Oliver in Ralph's ... Read the complete review
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