Twenty-three year old Katy Speed is fascinated by the house across the street. The woman who lives there, Gloria, is the most glamorous neighbour on the avenue, owning a fashionable dress shop in Bexhill-on-Sea. But who is the woman who arrives in the black car most Saturdays while Gloria is at work? Sometimes she brings women to the house, other times they have children.
Hilda, Katy's mother, disapproves of Gloria. She wonders if these mysterious visitors have just been released from prison. Is Gloria secretly bringing criminals, or worse, into the heart of the community?
Then one night, the house burns down. In the wreckage, the bodies of Gloria and her daughter are found. Katy is sure the unexplained visitors must be responsible until her father is arrested and charged with murder. Have the police arrested the correct person? Are the rest of the street safe? Can Katy find the truth before it's too late?
Lesley Pearse's novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide and include, most recently, The Woman in the Wood, Dead to Me, Without a Trace, Survivor, Forgive Me and The Promise. Lesley lives in Devon and has three daughters and four grandchildren.
Evocative, multi-faceted and sometimes disturbing, a story that grips from first page to last. Lancashire Post Gripping. Hello Deservedly one of the world's favourite story tellers . . . You simply have to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next. MyWeekly Evocative, compelling, told from the heart Sunday Express Glorious, heartwarming Woman & Home A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers Daily Mail Heart-warming and evocative, a real delight to read Sun Praise for Lesley Pearse: - Must-reads this month Marie Claire Evocative, compelling, told from the heart Sunday Express A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers Daily Mail Gripping Hello Glorious, heartwarming Woman & Home Heart-warming and evocative, a real delight to read Sun Deservedly one of the world's favourite story tellers . . . You simply have to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next MyWeekly Praise for Lesley Pearse - Gripping 60s novel Eastern Daily Press You'll be up all night trying to guess what comes next Good Living Evocative Woman's Weekly We highly recommend it! People's Friend An evocative and nostalgic novel from one of the UK's most prolific, best-selling authors CultureFly A heartbreaking and intensely human story that twists, turns and grips from first page to last . . . Lancashire Post Lesley Pearse is on top form with her latest novel The House Across The Street Choice 5 A gripping read set in the 1960s. The story becomes a full-blown mystery that will leave Katy's life in danger, and the search for answers drives this engaging combination of thriller and drama The People's Friend Lesley Pearse brilliantly captures the era . . . Emotional and moving, The House Across The Street is storytelling at its best, filled with characters you will care passionately about -- Anne Cater Daily Express Pearse has written another pacy novel, steeped in 1960s authenticity and driven by lovable - and love to hate - characters. But at the heart of the book lies a powerful message which stays with you long after you've finished reading Sunday Express Fab in Fiction feature Woman's Way The Hot List Inside Soap A gripping new novel Yours A gripping novel . . . will have you up all night guessing what happens next My Weekly A deeply evocative read Woman Magazine 5 Truly shocking Fab New 5 Star Fiction, Heat Must read Saturday Express