House of Correction

House of Correction

A Novel

Book - 2020
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"Tabitha is accused of murder. She is in prison awaiting trial. There is a strong case against her, and she can't remember what happened on December 21st. She is alone, frightened and confused. But somehow, from the confines of her cell, she needs to prove everyone wrong. House of Correction is beautifully written, clever, shocking, twisty, so believable and utterly compelling. This is another stunningly brilliant novel to relish from Nicci French."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]
Edition: First U.S. Edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780063021341
006302134X
Characteristics: 516 pages ; 24 cm

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maipenrai
Oct 30, 2020

I am normally not a big fan of mysteries where a person is charge with a crime and has to be proven innocent. I liked this one, however, as a young woman works almost alone to escape prison. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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brangwinn
Oct 27, 2020

The husband and wife team who write under the name Nicci French have managed to make a very unlikeable character a believable protagonist in a story set in prison. Tabitha, who has been sent to prison to await her trial for the murder of a neighbor shares many hostile personality traits with autistic people. She is bright and doesn’t want to plead guilty so she takes on her own defense. While managing to irritate everyone around her, including jury members and the judge, Tabitha’s eye for detail, particularly in watching CCTV tapes, proves that she can handle her own defense. Not only is at a very well-crafted tale, but it is an interesting look at the prison and judicial systems in England.

debwalker Oct 21, 2020

When you're accused of murder and not sure where the lies start....

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