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Top Customer Reviews
OMG I BLOOMIN' LOVED THIS BOOK!!! HELLO NEW FAVOURITE BOOK!!!!!
Oh em gee!!!! I adore Juliet Ashton and her alter egos, she is an incredibly talented author and I have never read a book of hers that I didn't like. I just knew that her newest book, The Woman at Number 24, would be included in my loved list alongside the others.
The first main character we meet at the start of the book is Sarah, a child psychologist whose own life has taken a tumble, leaving her feel unsure of her own self-worth. Not only that, a certain ex-husband of hers is living in the flat below hers, swanning about in his own egotistical bubble. My views on the ex? He's a doorbell-end. There are a lot of colourful main characters in the housing block and the arrival of Jane and Tom, make the characters of the T.V. show, 'Rainbow', seem completely bland. Seriously. Jane is a HOOT! She is so real and has such an unhinged mouth which makes for excellent (and hilarious) reading. Honestly, she became one of my favourite characters rather quickly.
Hiding away from everyone else was yet another character, Mavis. She reminded me of a 'wild card' as she seemed to be the odd one out, giving off such marmite vibes. If you're anything like me, you'll be changing your opinion on Mavis the whole way through. Do you like her? Do you hate her?Read more ›
The novel begins fairly pacey because we are working out who all the residents are and how they relate to one another. each chapter begins with a quote from the calendar from the Chinese takeaway that Sarah uses and is a piece of wisdom that someone in that chapter could definitely use. I loved the little clues that Juliet Ashton left in the form of the wise sayings and other little clues about people throughout the chapters, and just like her last book, i enjoyed working out what everyone's story was and the skeletons in their closet.
It is fairly hard to pass judgement on many of the characters in this novel because there are so many twists and turns and everyone is not who they seem to be. I loved the relationship that the characters had and developed with one another though. Many people in London do not know their neighbours and this book certainly starts of being that typical set up, with only a couple of exceptions. There are many changes over the course of the book, but I liked seeing how the characters and those changes affected relationships within the doors of Number 24.Read more ›
In Notting Hill, there is a rather special property, its not obvious from the outside, put for the people at number 24 it is home. And over the course of The Woman at Number 24, you will get to know all the residents in this house, see how they all interact, and perhaps even become more than just causal acquaintances.
Meets the characters of number 24.
At the top of the building is Sarah, she is trying to recover from discovering her husband having an affair, their divorce, and then a couple of weeks after the ink is dry on the decree, the wedding of him to the mistress.
Oh and this ex-es name is Leo and he lives downstairs in the next flat down, with his new wife, however there are times where you have to wonder about his and Sarah's interactions, given Leo doesn't come across as a particularly faithful man!
Then there are the Boyces, Jane and Tom who have moved into their new flat, after Lewis (Sarah's former best friend) had moved out. Sarah is attracted to Tom but knows she can't act on it, and makes a firm new friend in Jane.
Then there is Lisa and daughter Una. Una is currently going through a period of selective mutism, but whether Sarah, a child psychologist, but suffering with confidence crisis at work, will offer to help out Una, is an initial question.
Finally the last main resident, and important character is Mavis, who lives in the basement flat. She is an older woman, who seems to be in a permanently bad mood, and seems to complain about everything. However she is also one of the most interesting characters, and as the story progressed I loved seeing her fledgling friendship with Sarah emerge.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although the title of the book is, "The Woman at Number 24," it easily could have been entitled, "The Women at Number 24" due to all the intersecting lives in the... Read morePublished 5 days ago by M A Stapleton
*Book provided by the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
This book is all about the people living in a rather special house, number 24. Read more
Oh my goodness I was not expecting this book to be as outstanding as it turned out to be. I set myself up for a little lighthearted chick lit read when this book is so much more... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Linby
Sarah lives on the top floor of No. 24, her ex husband Leo and his new wife live one floor below, Jane and Tom have just moved in on the ground floor and Mavis lives in the... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Christine
Thank you to the publishers, Books and the City at Simon & Schuster for the exciting exclusive extract and then to them and Netgalley for the ARC. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Vikbat
Having read Juliet Ashton’s previous novel I was looking forward to her next book as I adored ‘These Days of Ours’, especially when I received and read the sampler. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Rachale's Reads
** RECEIVED AN ADVANCED READER COPY FOR AN HONEST REVIEW **
Well.... this was quite a surprise. Read more
I absolutely loved this book. It was about the residents who live in a house in Notting Hill. Sarah lives in the top flat and recently became to her ex husband who remarried and... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Kim
This is the story of Sarah, she isn't having a great time of it with her ex hubby living upstairs with his new wife and hassling her about selling the flat. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Book-Shelf