Avon are absolutely smashing out so many great titles recently, so I was absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to review one of their most recent releases! I had seen Through The Wall all over socials these past few weeks and had a feeling it’d be one I’d enjoy.. here’s my thoughts:
Through The Wall – Caroline Corcoran
Format – Paperback (342 pages)
Publisher – Avon
Release Date – 3rd October 2019
Lexie loves her home. She feels safe and secure in it – and loved, thanks to her boyfriend Tom.
But recently, something’s not been quite right. A book out of place. A wardrobe door left open. A set of keys going missing…
Tom thinks Lexie’s going mad – but then, he’s away more often than he’s at home nowadays, so he wouldn’t understand.
Because Lexie isn’t losing it. She knows there’s someone out there watching her. And, deep down, she knows there’s nothing she can do to make them stop…
I am so glad I don’t live in an apartment block because reading this would’ve made me so suspicious of my neighbours! I was immediately grabbed by the prologue based in a mental health hospital and was left wondering where would this lead to? Although the book took a while to get going I was intrigued into each of the different characters.
Harriet comes across as being extremely nosy, disadvantaged, and idolises others, which leaves her in a vicious cycle of jealousy. This left me feeling that she could become quite a dangerous woman, and the type whose behaviour could ruin other people’s lives.
Lexie, on the other hand appears more powerless, and struggling with a different kind of ‘disadvantage’ in the form of difficulty bearing children. Harriet seems to be certain that Lexie has a perfect life, but this could not be further form the truth. This was a very emotional storyline and felt absolutely key to Lexie’s personality.
It was very interesting to see how two sides of the wall in this apartment block were so close together, yet the experiences within each apartment were so distant from one another. Alternating chapters from Harriet and Lexie’s POV made it very easy to relate to both sides of the wall. It is a true reminder that sometimes the assumptions made about others circumstances are not entirely true.
For me, the start of this book was a little slow, and I connected so much more with the characters’ personalities than the events happening within the story. I did still enjoy reading it though, so I gave it a four star review on Goodreads.
To get in touch with the author, use @cgcorcoran on socials to find her!
**Thank you to author, and Ellie at Avon for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.**
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