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No One Saw It Coming: The gripping thought-provoking emotional family drama from Sunday Times bestseller

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It kept me very entertained and I whizzed through it so it gets a good rating, but would I recommend it?

The story is based on complicated relationships, and the dynamic between characters was interesting. Don’t miss this utterly gripping and emotional thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Susan Lewis!The characterisation is excellent, although none of the characters are particularly likeable, and I didn’t connect or warm to any of them. No One Saw It Coming opens with Jack and Hanna Madden who are at a lavish and elegant evening party in Clifton, a posh Bristol suburb.

A surprisingly different read from Susan lewis, that draws you in from the start and keeps you enthralled with twists and turns and a very unexpected ending that I totally didn’t expect! Don't miss this utterly gripping and emotional thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Susan Lewis! Following periods of living in Los Angeles and the South of France, she currently lives in Gloucestershire with her husband, James, and her dog, Mimi.The Maddens have a son, Leo and a daughter, Caitlin, and live in a seven bedroom Grade II Georgian property in the Chow Valley, near Bristol. But I persevered and it did have a good end and as the name of the says “No One Saw it Coming” , they sure didn’t. At times there were parts which felt overly dramatised but I’m not sure if that’s the writing or the narrators interpretation. Maybe the slow start as the reader is introduced to the seemingly idyllic Hanna who's wealthy job and loving marriage seems perfect from the outset. I felt like I was watching the weekly episodes of a 70s soap opera, and I pictured them hitting their marks and swanning off to the next scene.

The characters are well written and the interplay feels genuine on the whole (wasn't sure about the Hugo subplot as he was so vile! After the reasoning behind Hanna and Jack's daughter, Cait, being a bratty adult child is revealed I liked her progression into a more mature adult. I do like when unsuspecting secrets are revealed after someones death, can't say I liked what it was in this particular circumstance though.

Jack I liked from the start - with reservations - and I never had any doubts about Seb, Andee or Graeme. It takes a big turn in the 2nd half of the book, but turns out that some people DID see it coming because I figured out the twist early :) I liked the twist and the 2nd half of the book better than the first half, but I just wasn’t that surprised by anything that happened and some of it seemed pretty unrealistic. The one thing I would say about this is I found it very predictable and it wasn’t that different to other thrillers I’ve read in the past. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

Nice to have the familiarity of Andee and Graeme, loved the new characters of Jack and Hanna and their children and the wonderful Seb such a fantastic supportive friend to the whole family.You are hooked on discovering everything the secrets that are holding and ultimately who is responsible for this unforseen tragedy. The first half of the book is pretty straightforward, and again, I felt like it read like a book for younger audiences.

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