Better Reading Preview: The Night Village by Zoe Deleuil

Better Reading Preview: The Night Village by Zoe Deleuil

When Australian expat Simone moves to London to start a career, getting pregnant is not on her agenda. But she’s excited to start a new life with her baby and determined to be a good mother. Even though her boyfriend Paul’s cold and grey apartment in the Barbican Estate seems completely ill-suited for a baby. Even though Simone and Paul have only known each other for a year. Even though she feels utterly unprepared for motherhood. The arrival of Paul’s cousin Rachel in the flat should be a godsend. But there is something about Rachel that Simone doesn’t trust. Fighting sleep deprivation and a rising sense of unease, she begins to question Rachel’s motives, and to wonder what secrets the cousins share.

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Your Preview Verdict: The Night Village by Zoe Deleuil

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28 July 2021

Your Preview Verdict: The Night Village by Zoe Deleuil

    Publisher details

    The Night Village
    Author
    Zoe Deleuil
    Publisher
    Fremantle Press
    Genre
    Fiction
    Released
    03 August, 2021

    Synopsis

    When Australian expat Simone moves to London to start a career, getting pregnant is not on her agenda. But she’s excited to start a new life with her baby and determined to be a good mother. Even though her boyfriend Paul’s cold and grey apartment in the Barbican Estate seems completely ill-suited for a baby. Even though Simone and Paul have only known each other for a year. Even though she feels utterly unprepared for motherhood. The arrival of Paul’s cousin Rachel in the flat should be a godsend. But there is something about Rachel that Simone doesn’t trust. Fighting sleep deprivation and a rising sense of unease, she begins to question Rachel’s motives, and to wonder what secrets the cousins share.
    Zoe Deleuil
    About the author

    Zoe Deleuil

    Zoe Deleuil was born in Perth and studied Communications at Murdoch University. She moved to London in her twenties, working as a magazine subeditor for the BBC, before completing her master’s in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Zoe lives in Germany with her husband and two children, and is now working on a historical suspense novel set in Berlin.

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    1. John Watson says:

      This is a very good debut novel. After moving to London as a career move ex Perth girl Simone meets up with Paul, She becomes pregnant and her ambition is to be a good mother. However she starts to find things difficult.
      Paul, her boyfriend has an apartment which is unsuited for a baby. Soon Rachel, Paul’s cousin arrives supposedly to help. But the two don’t really get on and Rachel finds it difficult and she starts to wonder about the past relationship between the cousins.
      She find comfort in visiting the museum and meeting Jenifer who works there and with whom she has an instant rapport.
      Things get more difficult between her and the cousins and after meeting Paul’s parents realizes that they were more than kissing cousins.
      She understands the situation is beyond repair and makes arrangements to move on.