#BookReview of The Girl Across the Street by Vikki Patis @PatisVikki @bookouture #TheGirlAcrossTheStreet #NetGalley

Posted March 9, 2019 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Reviews and Stuff / 6 Comments

The Girl Across the Street by Vikki Patis
Also by this author: The Diary
Published by Bookouture on March 8 2019
Pages: 268
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You’re hiding a secret that only she can see.

Her name is Beth. She came into my life when I needed her the most. We lead very different lives, but she’s the only person who understands me.

She was the only other witness to the terrible accident on the street between our homes. The only person who saw the cracks in my perfect life before I had the chance to cover them up.

It’s been so long since I’ve had a friend. Someone to talk to, to listen to, to laugh and dream with.

Beth would never do anything to hurt me.

She only wants what’s best for me, for my marriage.

Today I welcome back Vikki Patis with her new book The Girl Across the Street, and also Rachel @ Rachel Read It , will share her post so be sure to check it out!

My Review

The difficult second book…this was by no means difficult, this book was fantastic!!!!! Seriously awesome!! I enjoyed my first outing with Ms Patis when I read The Diary, but The Girl Across the Street blows that out the water!

The whole book I was on edge, I didn’t know why I should be but golly was I! After a bloodshed prologue, to a hit and run opening chapter, this book just didn’t stop. I could not for the life of me fully uncover the secrets between Isla and Beth until they were shown to me and boy were they some secrets.

Alternating chapters between the women flowed so well. Each giving you more of a tidbit than before. Each leaving you wanting to read just one more chapter. I mean I basically read this in one night! I declare for me this was a book I could not put down and I didn’t want to either.

I found the writing so easy to immerse myself into. I found I was shouting at both the women all the way through to get away or tell me more! Of course like usual, no one listened to me!

I have to mention just ever so briefly two absolutely despicable characters Jake and his mother Judith. Why oh why is it always the mother and the son you would just love to see bad things happen to and the way they treat other women left me with so much rage!

I really did enjoy this book, there is a sense of foreboding throughout and a very tough subject of abuse handled delicately which leaves you steaming with anger and wanting to drive around and punch someone’s lights out. I loved the setting of Hertford as a couple of my local home towns are mentioned so I could clearly envisage the sights around me.

Where I had reservations with both women, their friendship, bond and need for acceptance is strong and I cared about them and their welfare. It really is true you do not have a clue what goes on behind closed doors…and do you even want to.

Until next time xxx

So what was said yesterday?

Booking Good Reads says


After reading The Diary I was looking forward to this, and Vikki Patis didn’t disappoint. I thoroughly enjoy her writing style. The pace of The Girl Across The Street was perfect for me, slow in the right places and the build up was fantastic. Vikki has certainly stepped it up a notch with this book. The characters are well written and the plot is so good, I whizzed through this book because i had to know what was going on.

The Writing Garnet says


I thought it was absolutely brilliant! The emotionally twisted elements to the story were cleverly written and left me questioning everything. As for the characters, well, there are several which could easily win awards for being the most cactus type characters ever….naming no names, obviously, yet I couldn’t help but be gripped by their dislikable personalities. Perhaps I couldn’t wait to see karma come back and bite them on their backsides, maybe that’s why I was on the edge of my seat watching their every move!

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Thanks to Noelle at Bookouture for the tour invite and the author for a copy of the book in return for my honest and unbiased review

About Vikki Patis

Vikki Patis is an author and blogger, as well as an avid reader and book reviewer. When she isn’t working as a Regulatory Affairs Manager, she can usually be found drinking tea, baking cakes, or taking walks in the Hertfordshire countryside. She lives with her partner and two cats.

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