The People Who Went Away – Nicci French

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My book review of “The People Who Went Away” written by Nicci French

Title: The People Who Went Away [EN]  / De mensen die weggingen [NL]
Author: Nicci French
Genre: Thriller
ISBN: 978-90-414-0595-X
Publisher: Ambo | Anthos Uitgevers
Year 1st edition & read edition: 2003
Year read: 2015
Original language: English
Read language: Dutch
Pages: 48
Places: Banham Crescent, UK
Rating: 3 / 5
Filmed: No

I hope you like the book too. It is worth to read it! I am not telling about the story too much– never do in my book reviews – you have to read the book yourself and make your own opinion. 

In my view…

The story is told in the view of a little girl named Josephine Susan Weedon, shortly named Joey. Joey is eight years old and she tells about what does and sees in the life around her. It is really cute.

The book reads lightly, the writing style is simple and the story has a lot of questions. But why I gave it only 3 stars, for a short book with no spelling or grammar mistakes, is because I find the cliffhanger quite ordinary. Well, it depends on what you thínk as what is the cliffhanger of the book. But it makes me curious. I want the story to go on…but from the view of the girl who tells this story, it is clear that the end of the book is the end of the book. A literary thriller is the genre, hmm, if there exists a subgenre called soft-thriller then this is one of them.

What do you think about a little book?

Greetings by Sophie

2 thoughts on “The People Who Went Away – Nicci French

  1. Hi!
    I’m french and this is the first english book I read. I really enjoyed. It’s easy to understand.

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