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The Quiet Tenant - by Clémence Michallon

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Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 6.5 Inches (W) x 1.4 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.25 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Sub-Genre: Thrillers
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Number of Pages: 320
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Theme: Psychological
Format: Hardcover
Author: Clémence Michallon
Language: English
Street Date: June 20, 2023
TCIN: 87668343
UPC: 9780593534649
Item Number (DPCI): 247-44-1179
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews
80% would recommend
5 recommendations

Wanted to love it, but didnt

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
ks924 - 19 days ago, Verified purchaser
Saw so many reviews raving about this one. Promising to keep me on the edge of my seat, but instead just had me fighting to just not finish it. Going to be completely blunt & honest…it was extremely slow, I got bored, there was too much switching between too many POV’s every couple pages, 0 attachment to any character, I didn’t like the writing style & how it was told in first/second & third person (found myself having to reread a lot of sentences over just to make sure I understood who was speaking about who, & all in all I just couldn’t get into it. To be fair, it did start to pick up a little towards the end, but then it was done. There were 0 twists. I’d say it was more of a drama than a thriller.
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A compulsive Read

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Read A Book With McCall - 1 year ago
I quite literally could not put this book down. It was so incredibly well paced and provoking. I loved that it was told from multiple POVs and the POVs chosen were perfect. I don’t want to go in to too much detail because I feel it would spoil some things. All I can say is, if you are a thriller lover this one is for you. Gripping, dark, sinister, and completely binge able. It reads in the 3rd person narrative, similar to Emma Donoghue’s Room. I thought this book was brilliant and can’t recommend enough. Thank you @2reador2write for putting this one on my radar.😉 Thank you to @netgalley and @aaknopf for an early copy in exchange for an honest review. • Congratulations @clemencemichallon wishing you all the success on your new release. This book is available June 20th. Add it to your TBR.
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Dark and Creepy in a good way

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
SuPo - 1 year ago
Aiden Thomas is a husband, father, and well-liked member of his community. What no one knows though is that he also has his secret, one of which is in the shed of his home. Aiden is a serial killer, killing 8 women and keeping another, ‘Rachel’, tied up in a shed for the last 5 years. When Aiden’s wife dies, he and his daughter are forced to move and his arrangement with his prisoner must change. He is forced to introduce ‘Rachel’ to his daughter as a family friend in need of shelter, assuming that handcuffs and the emotional and mental abuse ‘Rachel’ has received over the last 5 years will keep her obedient. But ‘Rachel’ is stronger than he gives her credit for. While his attention is diverted by a new relationship, she becomes determined to save herself and the other women in Aiden’s life from him. This book rides the line between thriller and regular fiction. While the plot is definitely dark, it doesn’t have the same kind of suspense and twists that a regular thriller has. Starting this book, you know right away what’s happening and have a good idea of how things will end, and while you are drawn to see what happens next, it’s not the normal buildup of suspense that a thriller would normally give you, However, with that said, there still is a draw to see what happens. The premise is fascinating and disturbing. “The Woman”/aka “Rachel” is the primary narrator of this story and the reader gets to see not only how she copes in her current situation, but also snippets of who she used to be before her abduction. Cecelia, Aiden’s daughter, is innocent and naïve in her thinking, someone who doesn’t see anything off because of her blind trust in adults. Emily, the new relationship, is almost comical in her crazy girlfriend thinking that just makes you shake your head. Dispersed between these three voices are the voices of the 8 women killed. Each help define who Aiden is since we never hear directly from him. I also think the writing style here is excellent in helping the reader feel like she’s in each woman’s mind. Short sentences for “Rachel” when she is locked up matches her lack of mental stimulus staying in one room for 5 years. When she gets a look outside, her thoughts expend. Cecelia is written with a juvenile touch, while Emily obsessively over thinks things. I was waiting for a big twist, and at least for me, that never really happened. That would be the biggest criticism for this novel, but even without it, the book kept me hooked throughout, and is one of the better thrillers I’ve read in awhile. **A big thank you to Knopf Publishing Group and NetGalley for the advanced copy of this book**
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I couldn't put it down

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
carvanz - 1 year ago
This book gripped me from its first pages. I was completely taken in by the characters and constantly uncertain where things were going. I absolutely could not put it down! Written from a variety of points of views, I quickly learned to pay attention to each chapter title as it informed me from whose perspective that chapter was going to be from. And that’s when I wondered just what the heck I had gotten myself into. As a true crime buff, I was eating this up as quickly as I could. And I could not put it down! This held no huge twists or turns and no great surprises, although there were a few small ones. While I am usually looking for that jolt of excitement with a twist, I did not need it here as this story kept me on tether hooks through the whole thing. My adrenaline was spiked through the majority of this book and I could not put it down! Overall, this book was one I won’t soon forget and in case I failed to mention it, I could not put it down!
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Thought-provoking, Masterly Written, Creepy Thriller

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Aqueenofcrime - 1 year ago
Are you looking for a dark, haunting book to keep you up tonight? A novel that feels like you're binge watching a creepy live version of a true crime storyfrom the POV of the victims? A book written so well it's hard to believe that it's the author's English language debut? Then I've got your book right here. The Quiet Tenant is Clémence Michallon's deeply unsettling, slow burn thriller focusing on an abducted woman and the two women connected to her. Rachel was abducted by Aidan five years earlier and since then she's been kept prisoner in a small shed. When Aidan tells her that they're moving, she's not exactly sure what that means for her. At first she thinks living in the house with Aidan and his daughter Cecilia will be good, maybe it'll even be what saves her, but soon she realizes that nothing has really changed. Desperate and running out of time, Rachel must come up with a plan to outsmart Aidan and escape. In all honesty, I had a hard time getting into this one, until I figured out why. The book is told through the POVs of teenage Cecilia; restaurant owner, Emily; and the woman abducted, known simply as 'the woman' or 'Rachel', which isn't her name. Over the course of novel we learn her backstory, what happened, and how she came to be where she is. The woman's chapter's, which are the majority of the book, are written in second person. What I realized was, that by not using the woman's actual name, Clémence Michallon reduces her to a statistic. She becomes just another nameless abducted woman, a person that's easy to ignore, like it is in real life. Only when she is called Rachel are we able to empathize and see ourselves in her. Only then does she actually become a person and only then is it easier to connect with her as a character. The reviews for The Quiet Tenant seem to be all over the map: some love it, others think it's okay, and still others can't even finish it. Due to the brutal subject matter and the way it is depicted, The Quiet Tenant is not going to be for everyone. If you are looking for a thought-provoking thriller fraught with suspense and intrigue, you won't want to miss this one. I loved it and have already ordered a copy for my own library. Thank you to Knopf, Pantheon, Vintage and Anchor, Clémence Michallon, and Netgalley for an advance digital copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and given voluntarily. 5 Stars Highly Recommended for fans of: True Crime, Psychological Thrillers, Suspense, Mysteries, General Fiction, Women's Fiction
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