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Top Customer Reviews
Sadly, for me, that's where the charm of the book began and ended. The main character is introspective, self-pitying, carping and basically deserves everything she gets. If there ever was a singularly appropriate title for a novel, it's the one for this book, because the heroine in it, has definitely made her own bed and brought all of her misfortunes upon herself.
So the slightly unlikely premise is as follows: Kate (a woman prone to drinking too much, over self-analysing, dread of being alone and overreacting, as we are told during the first few pages) meets Richard, an arrogant, confident man who I couldn't make a clear picture of in my mind from the author's description, but a great deal of her account of him is based around his eyebrows, so I kind of just pictured a dark bloke with satanic eyebrows (picture him with me if you will...) and goes home to bed with him on the first night of meeting. A slightly strange relationship then develops between the pair, whereby anyone with one iota of sense can see that Richard is a power-hungry psychopath intent on controlling Katie's every move, and Katie believes she's in love with him.Read more ›
It keeps you on the edge of the seat and is the sort of book that I was desperate to get back to.
You are constantly waiting for something horrible to happen and hoping for the best.
It doesn't disappoint.
One fateful night, Kate meets Richard in a Soho bar and they begin a reckless and intense relationship. However, eighteen months later we follow Kate as she flees the familiarity of her London life for the obscurity of a rented cottage on the Isle of Wight. It is winter on this tiny island and Kate finds herself extremely isolated. She learns about the disappearance of local woman, Alice Frewin who many suggest has taken her own life. Kate is drawn to Alice's story, it almost provides a distraction yet she still cannot escape the clutches of Richard who has not given up on finding out where she has escaped to.
Lucie Whitehouse begins building the chilling atmosphere from the first page of the book. The story builds slowly like the fog that rolls in and envelops Kate's cottage on the island. We begin to gain an understanding of why she is so frightened of this man who she had once loved and admired. There were times when I did not want to read on as I was frightened as to what was lurking around the next corner but I could not stop myself from turning the pages.
Critics have compared Lucie Whitehouse to Daphne Du Maurier and I believe that this is a fair assertion, even more so after reading this second book. Through her clever use of language, Whitehouse creates a chilling and sinister atmosphere as she gradually builds up the suspense. Words carry a lot of power throughout the story. Other than Kate's memories, Richard's main presence is via text messages and emails that she receives whilst on the island.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
At the start of this novel we are introduced to Kate who has recently moved to the Isle of Wight. She has moved from London to get away from former boyfriend and scary... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Soob
Felt I wasted my time read this because of the unrealistic last chapter. Glad I never paid good money for this and got it at a charity shop.Published 4 months ago by A T Ridge
A good read. The story had me hooked while on holiday. Kate's loneliness seeps into this novel quite strongly and her resulting drinking, uneasiness and rash behavior which stems... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Rani S
i found this book hard going waiting a long time for something to grip me .unlike her other books .
now i have finished it yes good book but i wouldnt really shout about it .
It wasn't hard to see where this story was going from the initial chapters. That doesn't make it a bad book, just not quite as page-turningly-addictive as I had hoped from the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by so many books, so little time
'The Bed I Made' explores the dysfunctional relationship between Kate, a translator, and Richard, a property developer. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kate Hopkins
A great story, re read more than once. Highly recommended.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer