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House of Correction by Nicci French

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In this heart-pounding standalone thriller from bestselling author Nicci French, a woman accused of murder attempts to solve her own case from the confines of prison—but as she unravels the truth, everything is called into question, including her own certainty that she is innocent.

Tabitha is not a murderer.

When a body is discovered in Okeham, England, Tabitha is shocked to find herself being placed in handcuffs. It must be a mistake. She’d only recently moved back to her childhood hometown, not even getting a chance to reacquaint herself with the neighbors. How could she possibly be a murder suspect?

She knows she’s not.

As Tabitha is shepherded through the system, her entire life is picked apart and scrutinized —her history of depression and medications, her decision to move back to a town she supposedly hated . . . and of course, her past relationship with the victim, her former teacher. But most unsettling, Tabitha’s own memories of that day are a complete blur.

She thinks she’s not.

From the isolation of the correctional facility, Tabitha dissects every piece of evidence, every testimony she can get her hands on, matching them against her own recollections. But as dark, long-buried memories from her childhood come to light, Tabatha begins to question if she knows what kind of person she is after all. The world is convinced she’s a killer. Tabatha needs to prove them all wrong.

But what if she’s only lying to herself?

 

 

Condition: New

Hardcover, Published October 27, 2020 by William Morrow

ISBN: 9780063021341

 

2 reviews for House of Correction by Nicci French

  1. Kaylie

    Content warning: sexual abuse of a minor, mentions self-harm and suicide

    Husband and wife duo who write under the pseudonym Nicci French have come together to create House of Correction, a courtroom drama mixed with some mystery. The novel follows Tabitha, a five-foot-nothing, sarcastic young woman who has been accused of murder. Tabitha claims that she is innocent and wants to prove that she was not the one to murder Stuart even though his body was found in her shed. House of Correction looks at Tabitha representing herself in the courtroom and how she came to doing so. The first two-thirds of the novel describe Tabitha in remand and how she comes to representing herself in her murder case. The last third of the novel looks at the courtroom where Tabitha defends herself.

    Tabitha is an extremely unlikeable character, and I believe that this shows that French is a fantastic author. Tabitha is snarky, rude, entitled, and passionate about finding the truth. As the story progresses she becomes more likeable as she finds her voice, but in the beginning, she made me roll my eyes so much. A good writer knows how to make a reader feel things, and I was so annoyed with how Tabitha acted but the story itself was interesting.

    While House of Correction is just over 500 pages long, it’s quite an easy read. This could be because there is some redundancy and repetitive scenes, but French manages to capture the reader’s attention as Tabitha tries to uncover what truly happened the day she was accused of murder. Readers who enjoy a courtroom drama will quite enjoy House of Correction.
    As a Thriller Book Lover Reviewer, I receive a small compensation for the time it takes me to provide my honest reviews on the Thriller Book Lover website. Although I receive compensation for this role, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My ratings have not been influenced in any way by the compensation that I receive. The book review I have provided here is the same rating I would provide if I were to rate it on other book reviewing sites.

  2. darkthrillsandchills (verified owner)

    📚🏚️𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄🏚️📚

    Title: 𝐻𝑜𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑂𝑓 𝐶𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛
    Author: 𝑁𝑖𝑐𝑐𝑖 𝐹𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑐ℎ
    Number of Pages: 513
    Genre: 𝑃𝑠𝑦𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑇ℎ𝑟𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑟
    Publication Date: 10/27/2020
    Rating: 📕📕📕🔖(3.5 stars)

    This is the first book I have read from this author. Thank you @thrillerbooklover foe my #gifted copy. Use my code darkthrillsandchills for 10% off of anything from her store.

    So in this book we follow Tabitha who is shocked to find herself being placed in handcuffs when a body is discovered in Okeham, England. She thinks it must be a mistake because she just moved back and then hadn’t gotten acquainted with any of the neighbors.

    Overall I enjoyed this book. There were definitely some details that had me emotionally invested. I did enjoy the unique writing style of the author. In my opinion, I think the story was possibly a little too long. I was able to figure out the ending, but would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a good psychological Thriller.
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    compensation for the time it takes me to provide my honest reviews on the Thriller Book Lover website. Although I receive compensation for this role, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My ratings have not been influenced in any way by the compensation that I receive. The book review I have provided here is the same rating I would provide if I were to rate it on other book reviewing sites.

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