We’re delighted to be on tour today sharing Laura’s thoughts for The Move by Felicity Everett.
Can you paint over the cracks in a marriage?
Karen has packed up her life and is making The Move. She’s on her way to the idyllic country cottage which her husband has painstakingly renovated for her. They’re escaping the London bustle and the daily grind. And they’re escaping their past.
A fresh start in a beautiful, peaceful village. It will be different here, right?
But something is awry. The landscape, breathtaking by day, is eerie by night. The longed-for peace and solitude is stifling. And the house, so artfully put together by her husband, has a strange vibe. Now that Karen is cut off from her old friends and family, she can’t help wondering if her husband has plans of his own, and that history might be repeating itself.
From the author of the bestselling The People at Number 9 comes a dark and redemptive tale of a rural dream gone wrong…
The Move by Felicity Everett is publishing 23rd January 2020 (HQ) and will be available to purchase in digital, hardcover and audiobook formats. The paperback publishes 20th August 2020.
The Move is a family drama which I assumed from the start would become a thriller although this did not happen.
Karen and Nick decide to move from London to the city to escape his apparent indiscretions. Karen whilst still suffering from mental health problems slowly adjusts to country life. Their new community is small and there are a few women keen on Nick. Nick spent time remodelling their new home to make up for his behaviour and they both work hard to save their marriage.
The descriptions of the setting were wonderful and I enjoyed a few of the characters however I kept feeling that there would be more to this story.
The author allows the reader to use their own imagination for some of the questions in this book.
Great for fans of family drama but not for fans expecting a thriller.
Felicity Everett grew up in Manchester, lived, worked and raised her family of four in London and returned from a four year spell in Melbourne, Australia to live in Gloucestershire in 2014. After an early career in children’s publishing and freelance writing, she published her debut adult novel The Story of Us in 2011. Her second novel, The People at Number 9 was published in 2017.