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  • Published: 6 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241355633
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $19.99

The House Across the Street

The enthralling new novel from the ten-million-copy, Number One bestselling author

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The House Across the Street by Lesley Pearse, read by Rosie Jones.

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?

'Heart-warming and evocative, a real delight to read' Sun

'A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers' Daily Mail

'Glorious, heartwarming' Woman & Home

  • Published: 6 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241355633
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Lesley Pearse

Lesley Pearse was brought up in South London in various orphanages from the age of three. She learned about the Soho club scene and the music business during the Sixties with the late John Pritchard. Her novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide. Lesley has three daughters and three grandchildren and lives in Bristol.

Lesley Pearse was told as a child that she had too much imagination for her own good. When she grew up she worked her way through a number of jobs, including nanny, bunny girl, dressmaker and full-time mother before, at the age of forty-nine, settling upon a career that would allow her gifts to blossom: she became a published writer. Lesley now lives just outside Bristol. She has three daughters and two grandchildren.

Find out more about Lesley and keep up to date with what she's been doing by following her on Twitter@LesleyPearse or by signing up for her regular newsletter at www.LesleyPearse.com

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Praise for The House Across the Street

5 * * * * * Truly shocking

Fab New 5 Star Fiction, Heat

A gripping novel . . . will have you up all night guessing what happens next

My Weekly

A gripping new novel


Fab in Fiction feature

Woman's Way

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

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

Lesley Pearse is on top form with her latest novel The House Across The Street


A deeply evocative read

Woman Magazine

Heart-warming and evocative, a real delight to read


A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers

Daily Mail

Glorious, heartwarming

Woman & Home

Evocative, compelling, told from the heart

Sunday Express



Deservedly one of the world's favourite story tellers . . . You simply have to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next


A heartbreaking and intensely human story that twists, turns and grips from first page to last . . .

Lancashire Post

Praise for Lesley Pearse


An evocative and nostalgic novel from one of the UK's most prolific, best-selling authors


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

The Hot List

Inside Soap

Must read

Saturday Express

We highly recommend it!

People's Friend


Woman's Weekly

Must-reads this month

Marie Claire

You'll be up all night trying to guess what comes next

Good Living

Gripping 60s novel

Eastern Daily Press

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