The List of Suspicious Things

The List of Suspicious Things

Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 15/02/2024
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The List of Suspicious Things
A Triumph!
I was lucky enough to receive a free advanced reading copy of The List of Suspicious Things and was so glad I did! This is a multilayered, bittersweet com... READ MORE
Amanda Donovan, Wells
The List of Suspicious Things
A wonderful, compelling and satisfying read.
This is one of the must-read books of the year; it is clever, engrossing, fascinating and completely satisfying. We join twelve-year-old Miv in her invest... READ MORE
Dave Kedward
The List of Suspicious Things
Phenomenal!
I absolutely loved this book! It's so well written, and the characters so perfectly real that it's hard to believe it's a debut. I was lucky enough to read... READ MORE
Helen at Scarborough
The List of Suspicious Things
Gorgeous, heartwarming and beautiful!
This is a gorgeous, heartwarming and beautifully written story about community, connection and understanding. I finished it in the early hours of the mo... READ MORE
Poppy Flaxman
The List of Suspicious Things
The perfect book!!
Judging by the number of reviews already here, it will come as no surprise to know that I really loved this book. Mix and Sharon were characters to love, ... READ MORE
neenom
The List of Suspicious Things
WOW WOW WOW!
I was fortunate enough to be given a reading copy of this book in exchange for a frank and honest review. Boy was I glad I was! What a debut! Beautifully ... READ MORE
Kim Garrett
The List of Suspicious Things
A phenomenal debut - this book has my heart.
It's 1979, in West Yorkshire. And Miv, our pre-teen firecracker of a protagonist, fears that her family is planning to move down south (shocking, I know). ... READ MORE
Liv Hunter
The List of Suspicious Things
Heartbreaking, heartwarming and an all round brilliant debut!
I flew through this book and had tears in my eyes by the end. Such a well thought out story that was considerate, emotional and thought provoking. The List... READ MORE
Gemma Robb
The List of Suspicious Things
Coming of age and true crime written with heart
The story follows Miv, as she and her best friend Sharon start to investigate the case of the Yorkshire Ripper, but instead Miv discovers other troubling t... READ MORE
Beth at Chesterfield
The List of Suspicious Things
Emotional, gripping and impactful
This is definitely one of my new favourite books of all time! The Characters, the plot, I loved everything about it. This is definitely not a book ... READ MORE
Jodie Whitfield
The List of Suspicious Things
Not enough superlatives to describe my love for this book.
Set in 1979 against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Ripper on the loose, 12 year old Miv is determined to catch him and uses her friend Sharon to help her pl... READ MORE
Nicola Vanderwert
The List of Suspicious Things
An amazing debut!
I feel so lucky to have read an advanced copy of this wonderful book. It is an amazing debut, poignant, moving, original, with tough themes and written wit... READ MORE
Emma at Waterstones Blackburn
The List of Suspicious Things
An incredibly special book.
THIS BOOK! I’m just going to call it right now that this will be a five star read for almost everyone who reads it, and will be making regular appearances ... READ MORE
Tilly Fitzgerald
The List of Suspicious Things
An emotional and beautiful book!
What a wonderful book this was. I had no idea what to expect going in but it was so beautifully written that I fell in love with Miv and the people around ... READ MORE
SJ Beningfield
The List of Suspicious Things
A novel that is truly about humanity.
This book has so many different facets and layers to it that trying to write it all down is a mammoth task. But I want to start with Miv. Miv is an amazing... READ MORE
India - Exeter Roman Gate
The List of Suspicious Things
Loved it
Wow. I loved this book so much. Set in the 1970’s in Yorkshire, the Ripper murders provide the background for an utterly engrossing story about a young gi... READ MORE
Donna - Hemel Hempstead
The List of Suspicious Things
A Wonderfully Nostalgic Trip Down Memory Lane, About Community & The People Hiding In Plain Sight
I was not expecting a book about the Yorkshire Ripper to be one of my favourite reads in 2024 but what a lovely surprise The List of Suspicious Things turn... READ MORE
Nicole @hemelwstones
The List of Suspicious Things
Perfection.
This book was the most wonderful surprise. I loved every moment of it. It’s so wonderfully written you feel like you know these characters. The mixture of ... READ MORE
Abbey Rowlinson
The List of Suspicious Things
Phenomenal debut
I couldn't control myself. I ripped through the pages of the book. I loved reading this brilliant debut novel that follows 2 girls in 1979 as they investig... READ MORE
Colin Field
The List of Suspicious Things
Adored it!!
What a wonderful debut and from a Waterstones bookseller no less! This is one of those books you anticipate to be about one thing and it ends up being abou... READ MORE
Becca Child
The List of Suspicious Things
Brilliance in a Book
A confidently written story that you won’t be able to stop thinking about. Not only do the characters exuberate from the page but the context is so deeply ... READ MORE
Josh (Waterstones Chichester)
The List of Suspicious Things
Rich, compelling and un-putdownable.
Simply put; this is my favourite read of the year so far. A Thriller that perfectly blends the gap between ‘Crime’ and ‘Literary Fiction’. Compelling, dive... READ MORE
James at Chiswick
The List of Suspicious Things
A book that will find its way into your heart
I'm joining the legion of Suspicious Things fans - I adored this book. It's a book brimming with heart and warmth. We see the world through 12 year old Miv... READ MORE
Emma Smith at Bedford
The List of Suspicious Things
Worthy of the hype
A truly phenomenal work of fiction, and a debut novel no less. 1970s Yorkshire. The time of the Yorkshire Ripper. When Miv’s family suggests they move a... READ MORE
Louise M
The List of Suspicious Things
Just loved it.
Uses the Yorkshire Ripper Murders as a backdrop but not in a macabre way. A Young girl Miv and her friend decide to make a list of all the people in her to... READ MORE
Neil Challis @Windsor
The List of Suspicious Things
A wonderful coming of age story
This book really surprised me by how moving it was. I really enjoyed it and was actually missing it when I had to put it down.
Abbey Rowlinson

Synopsis

Yorkshire, 1979. Maggie Thatcher is prime minister, drainpipe jeans are in, and Miv is convinced that her dad wants to move their family down South. Because of the murders. Leaving Yorkshire and her best friend Sharon simply isn't an option, no matter the dangers lurking round their way; or the strangeness at home that started the day Miv's mum stopped talking. Perhaps if she could solve the case of the disappearing women, they could stay after all? So, Miv and Sharon decide to make a list: a list of all the suspicious people and things down their street. People they know. People they don't. But their search for the truth reveals more secrets in their neighbourhood, within their families - and between each other - than they ever thought possible. What if the real mystery Miv needs to solve is the one that lies much closer to home?

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781529153293
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 567g
  • Dimensions: 223 x 145 x 39 mm

Customer Reviews

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The List of Suspicious Things
Powerfully understated - I loved it
This is a book about Miv and some people she knows or gets to know. At nearly 12 she is growing up in Yorkshire at the time that the Ripper is murdering g... READ MORE
Nigel
The List of Suspicious Things
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⭐️ 4 ⭐️ Eyup, that wer a reyt good book, it wo!   The List of Suspicious Things is a brilliant read and a beautifully written, stellar debut from Jennie G... READ MORE
Dee
The List of Suspicious Things
Wow! What a brilliantly debut novel.
Wow! I absolutely loved this book. I can’t believe it’s a debut. It’s just brilliant. It’s funny, sad, poignant and uplifting. I’m looking forward to futur... READ MORE
Claire  Turkington
The List of Suspicious Things
Absolutely amazing
‘The List of Suspicious Things’ by Jennie Godfrey is an absolutely sensational debut novel and it the best book I have read this year at least! This nove... READ MORE
Melanie Greaves
The List of Suspicious Things
Compelling, heartwarming story set in Yorkshire
The novel is set in Yorkshire in the late 1970s, when Margaret Thatcher was in power and the Yorkshire Ripper was a danger to women. When Miv’s father and... READ MORE
Frances Heaton
The List of Suspicious Things
Such a wonderful debut
I have just finished The List of Suspicious Things, Jennie Godfrey’s powerful debut. I am feeling so many emotions right now. The List of Suspicious Th... READ MORE
Jennifer James
The List of Suspicious Things
Incredible Debut
5* The List of Suspicious Things is a very special book. On the one had warm, enveloping and funny and on the other tackling dark subjects at a very diffi... READ MORE
Nic Johnston
The List of Suspicious Things
A Stunning Book
5* The List of Suspicious Things is a very special book. On the one had warm, enveloping and funny and on the other tackling dark subjects at a very diffi... READ MORE
Nic Johnston
The List of Suspicious Things
A heartwarming and moving read!
It’s 1979 and in the UK Margaret Thatcher has just become Prime Minister, (forever remembered by many as ‘The Milk Snatcher)’. More worryingly however, in ... READ MORE
Maureen Ellis
The List of Suspicious Things
Emotive story
This was an interesting story, fictional characters based around actual occurences. Some good characters and an fascinating storyline, identifying suprisin... READ MORE
Patricia Moren