The Other Tenant de Kara, Lesley

de Kara, Lesley - Género: English
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They say she left. But you think she's been taken...

Marlow has always lived in unusual places. But when she accepts a position as a live-in property guardian, she finds herself moving somewhere she swore she’d never return to.

Right from the start, she knows it’s a terrible mistake. The elegant Victorian school is due to be turned into luxury apartments, but its eerie, empty corridors are full of Marlow’s worst memories.

And now something sinister is happening on the site. One of the other tenants has disappeared without warning, and Marlow suspects that the nine other guardians know far more than they’re letting on. 

She’s determined to find out what happened to the missing woman – but which of these strangers can she trust? And can she uncover the truth before her own past catches up with her?

A twisty tale full of menace, with a great setting where everyone is a suspect – The Other Tenant is guaranteed to keep you guessing to the last page.

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Property guardians are quite common in my country. Due to the housing crisis, its often the only kind of property that is available at an affordable rent. As the rent for social housing is nearing 727 pounds/917 dollar a month, many young (and not so young) people are very happy to be able to live somewhere, anywhere, for something 150 pounds/215 dollar a month. Even if it means you can only stay a year in an old school building.
Having to live in an old school, as Marlow is forced to do in this story, may sound nice because of the size of the rooms. But not for Marlow, as soon as she discovers she has to live with a bunch of strangers in her old school. The one where the biggest tragedy of her life happened. Property guardians are supposed to watch the building and take care it stays safe and will not be overrun by squatters. To er shock and dismay Marlow finds out that the self-proclaimed ‘head guardian’ is keeping secrets and there are multiple signs that the building is not safe at all. Especially not the old swimming pool…
Despite her mixed feelings about living in the building, Marlow decides to find out what’s happening.
It’s always nice to read about a group of people coming together in a story, when you know there must be something strange going on. Who’s having ulterior motives and who’s not?
A nice enough read although it’s not I could really engage with the characters.

Thanks to Random House and Netgalley for this review copy.
netgalley-2024 thriller17 s1 comment Mandy White (mandylovestoread)2,322 667

Lesley Kara books are always so fun and addictive. I read The Other Tenant in an evening, unable to put it down. The mystery of the old abandoned school had me hooked. A story full of untrustworthy characters, in a place where nothing was as it seemed.

I had not heard of property guardians before but it makes a lot of sense. Marlow was one of a group of people who were living in an old private school that was set for redevelopment. Their job was to look after the place and make sure it wasn’t taken over by squatters and destroyed beforehand. It was an interesting story with plenty happening all the time..

Thanks to Random House UK, Transworld Publishers, Bantam for my advanced copy of this book to read. Published on April 25th.net-galley read-in-20249 s Julie Lacey1,783 110

This is a great mystery thriller.
Marlow is a property guardian and enjoys staying at properties with a bit of history.
When she’s told it’s time to move out of the old church she’s been staying at, she wonders what will be next.
She’s quickly offered a room at an old school but when she realises it’s her old school, she’s suddenly unsure due to what happened when she was there.
We don’t find out until later what happened but just being there is affecting Marlow more than she thought.
The other property guardians are a mixed bunch and when it’s clear a previous guardian has gone missing, Marlow is determined to find out what happened.
This is a great read, with a few twists and turns to keep you guessing.
Thanks to Random House UK and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book.6 s Karen929 545 Read

Review to follow for blog tour 3 s Lynda1,526 82 Read

An original story about a woman called Marlow who gets offered a property guardianship which turns out to be in her old school. Somewhere she swore she would never enter again. This is something I’ve never heard of before, but it appears it is actually something that happens and it seems , in reality, a good idea, in fiction, maybe not so much! A property guardian will move into an empty property at a much reduced rent and is there to take care of it for a limited period of time to prevent squatters, and to ensure the building is maintained Very well written and from multiple POV’s, one an unknown person from Marlow’s past, and with flashbacks to Marlow’s school days, this was an easy and entertaining read.

Briefly, with her current guardianship over Marlow has moved into the school alongside nine other guardians. However, she discovers that the guardian she is replacing, Hayley, just disappeared and her room has been locked so Marlow has to take a different room. What none of the other guardians know is that Marlow is also hiding a secret from her school days, and although she wants to leave she is suspicious about Hayley’s disappearance and has to find out what happened to her.

The guardians are a pretty strange bunch of people and the old building with its discarded items and empty corridors was a creepy setting, particularly for Marlow. It’s clear that there are secret being hidden by the other guardians and it was hard to know who to trust. Well paced, dark and creepy, and with a good plot I found this to be an enjoyable read. randomthings2 s1 comment Bookstar_193 6



A gripping thriller that won’t take you long to consume!
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