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Until It's Over

by Nicci French

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Until It's Over by Nicci French
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2009
    384 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Astrid Bell has known most of her housemates for years, but while they have a tangled history together—romantic pairings, one-night stands, friendships—each of them also has a past.

Astrid is on her way home one day when her neighbor accidentally knocks her off her bike. Bruised but not broken, her roommates help her home. The next day, they learn that same neighbor was beaten to death only hours after the accident. Each of them tells the police what little they know and are dismissed - until Astrid stumbles over another body. Two brutal murders in less than a week is more than just bad luck.

As the difference between friend and stranger grows harder to judge, and as the line between attraction and danger thins, the housemates—unsure if there’s a killer in their midst—guard against becoming his next victim in this steamy and suspenseful thriller from internationally bestselling author Nicci French.

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"French ... serves up another of her wonderfully sympathetic damsels in distress - no one does that better - but then undermines her with some questionable plotting." - Kirkus Reviews.

"The unusual two-part construction injects freshness into an otherwise ordinary plot." - Publishers Weekly.

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Nicci French Author Biography

Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French.

Nicci Gerrard was born in June 1958 in Worcestershire, England. After graduating with a first class honours degree in English Literature from Oxford University, she began her first job, working with emotionally disturbed children in Sheffield.

In 1989 she became acting literary editor at the New Statesman, before moving to the Observer, where she was deputy literary editor for five years, and then a feature writer and executive editor. It was while she was at the New Statesman that she met Sean French. She has individually written eight novels (as of 2017).

Sean French was born in May 1959 in Bristol, to a British father and Swedish mother. He too studied English Literature at...

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