A Narrow Door by Joanne Harris

Received from NetGalley on 03/08/2021

Big thank you to Joanne Harris, NetGalley and Orion Publishing

My Review of A Narrow Door by Joanne Harris

This could take some time 🙁

I started reading A Narrow Door by Joanne Harris on 04/08/2021 and wasn’t disappointed, the start is as good, if not better than I was hoping for

Here’s the problem though – I keep hearing names I recognise and despite the fact I re-read; Gentlemen & Players, Blueeyedboy and A Different Class recently I found I was having to go back to one of the other after seeing a character mentioned.

Finished at last 🙂

As good, if not better than I hoped for

After reading Gentlemen & Players at least 5 times, Blueeyedboy and A Different Class 2 or 3 times I was really excited when I heard about A Narrow Door and couldn’t wait to read it.

I wasn’t disappointed it was even better than I hoped for.

I’m not a great reader meaning it took me a good 5 or 6 days for me to complete A Narrow Door, partly due to me having to dip back in to Blueeyedboy every now and then to see if I was missing anything.

It does take a bit of following and I wasn’t always sure whether Rebecca was talking to her self or teling Roy the tale.

Deliberate or not, Joanne Harris drops names of characters from previous books; Emily, White, Gloria, etc. plus all the old favourites from the Malbry series including of course Roy’s Brodie Boys.

As like Gentlemen & Players despite just finishing it I will start reading it again shortly, it really is that good.

8 Star Rating
[See how The Reviewers book rating system works]

Reviewed by Terry Simmonds

Publishers Description of A Narrow Door by Joanne Harris

Now I’m in charge, the gates are my gates. The rules are my rules.

It’s an incendiary moment for St Oswald’s school. For the first time in its history, a headmistress is in power, the gates opening to girls.

Rebecca Buckfast has spilled blood to reach this position. Barely forty, she is just starting to reap the harvest of her ambition. As the new regime takes on the old guard, the ground shifts. And with it, the remains of a body are discovered.

But Rebecca is here to make her mark. She’ll bury the past so deep it will evade even her own memory, just like she has done before. After all…

You can’t keep a good woman down.

A Narrow Door
The electric psychological thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller
by Joanne Harris
Orion Publishing Group
General Fiction (Adult) | Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 4 Aug 2021

A Narrow Door by Joanne Harris

ISBN 9781409170815

Join the conversation

  1. Just finished the narrow door.it could be read as a stand alone book but I felt the need to familiarise myself with the first 2 so I read all 3 books together again it was an absolute pleasure.I adore Roy Straitley a wonderful character with a dry sense of humour he is old school through and through.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

© The Reviewers - 6 Granby Road, Honington, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 5AB - 01608 663759