A Tidy Ending – Joanna Cannon



Linda has lived around here ever since she fled the dark events of her childhood in Wales. Now she sits in her kitchen, wondering if this is all there is – pushing the Hoover round and cooking fish fingers for tea is a far cry from the glamorous lifestyle she sees in the glossy catalogues coming through the door for the house’s previous occupant.


Terry isn’t perfect – he picks his teeth, tracks dirt through the house and spends most of his time in front of the TV. But that seems fairly standard – until he starts keeping odd hours at work, at around the same time young women start to go missing in the neighbourhood.


If Linda could just track down Rebecca, who lived in the house before them, maybe some of that perfection would rub off on her. But the grass isn’t always greener: you can’t change who you really are, and there’s something nasty lurking behind the net curtains on Cavendish Avenue…


Wow wow wow wow wow, I’ve just finished this book and the ending, the literal last couple of sentences gave me goose bumps.

When I fist started this book I was drawn in by the characters and was curious to know what was happening and how it would all develop.

There was a slump for me in the middle where I started to loose interest and it was going a little too slow.

However the last 20% or so of the book complete saved it for me and it’s SO worth getting to that ending.

Recommend this one, 4/5 due to the slower bit in the middle.


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