The Other Side of the Door

  • by Nicci French
  • Narrated by Anne Flosnik
  • 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Bonnie is faced with her secret lover, dead on the floor of his apartment, her first panicky thought is to cover it up - hide the body, straighten the scene, remove every trace of her presence. But as any thriller fan knows, the truth will out.
In this 12th novel, best seller Nicci French (the husband-wife team of Sean French and Nicci Gerard) plays an unforgettable game of cat and mouse with the listener, telling an intricate story with letter-perfect timing and French's trademark deeply drawn characterizations.


What the Critics Say

"Told in a tantalizing series of flashbacks, the narrative draws you into the inner world of the protagonist, a tough cookie who nevertheless endures a relationship that's so abusive the reader is never quite sure that she did not, in fact, snap. French...takes the time to tease out individual characters to a degree seldom seen in crime fiction, saving the final plot twist for the last page." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Lost me at "JO-ah-kim"

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No, and really, I just could not get past the 'JO-ah-kim' thing, so I was distracted. Also, for the first chapter or so, the narrator thought she was presenting a Shakespearean tragedy.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

There is not one likable character here for me; I just couldn't make myself care.

What didn’t you like about Anne Flosnik’s performance?

See above: JO-ah-kim, Shakespeare,..

Any additional comments?

I will give the Nicci French duo one more try; I first listened to The Memory Game, which I found engaging and intriguing- enough so that, when it was done, I immediately went back in to the NF listings and chose the opener for the 'days of the week' series, Blue Monday. Well,.. [spoiler alert]..and evil twin!?! Serious? Some really obnoxious voice characterizations, also. So, I jumped out of the series and tried this one- which I cannot continue, for reasons given. Not hopeful.

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- Deborah

Refines relentless tedium!

What disappointed you about The Other Side of the Door?

Awful - only surprise is that I finished listening!

What could Nicci French have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Learn to write?

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Not great on characters, enunciation sometimes too rapid. She really was not the problem. The plotless pointless aimless endless book was!

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?


Any additional comments?

Wonder if I can still receive an Audible credit?

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- Debbie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2010
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio