Exhibit Alexandra by Natasha Bell

Exhibit Alexandra

A shocking, original psychological thriller about a mother gone missing and the family she leaves behind, ultimately proving how unknowable even those closest to us can be Alexandra Southwood is missing. Held in a room against her will, she's forced to imagine how her husband, Marc, and two daughters are coping in the wake of her disappearance. She's shown news clips of Marc, desperately appealing to the public for information on her whereabouts....

Details Exhibit Alexandra

TitleExhibit Alexandra
Release DateMar 13th, 2018
PublisherCrown Publishing Group (NY)
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Suspense

Reviews Exhibit Alexandra

  • Kendall
    Wow... what a fascinating and unique psychological thriller by Natasha Bell. It's so refreshing when an author has a different eye for the clever ;). And my goodness .... this one has a different eye for sure.Alexandra Southwood is living in York with her husband Marc and their beautiful two daughters Charlotte and Lizzie. Alexandra is happily married until the day she disappears. Heart-broken Marc refuses to believe that his wife is dead even th...
  • Paromjit
    This is a fascinating, intelligent and twisted psychological thriller debut from Natasha Bell, with echoes reminiscent of aspects of Gone Girl. Alexandra Southwood is an academic, living in York with her husband, Marc and her two children. She is happily married until the day she disappears. Bell ventures into the world of art, referencing a number of actual performance artists, the relationship between art and life, concept art and identity. A f...
  • Pauline
    Exhibit Alexandra by Natasha BellMarc's wife Alexandra has gone missing leaving him with two young children to look after and determined to find his wife. This novel is written from Alexandra's point of view as she tries to imagine how her disappearance is affecting her family. There are a few twist and turns in this story. I found the story confusing especially at the beginning and this affected my enjoyment of this book. I would like to thank N...
  • Jessica
    I received this book for free from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. Wow. This was a twisted story.This is a hard book to review because I don’t want to spoil anything which is hard to do with a thriller, so if my review turns out a bit vague and abstract, that’s why. The book started off a bit slow but really picked up about halfway through. By the time I got near the end, I was hooked. Like the cover of the book suggests,...
  • Faith
    Alexandra and Marc have been married for 13 years. They live in York, England with their two young daughters. One day Alexandra fails to come home from work and the subsequent police investigation fails to find her. The only clues they discover suggest that she is dead, or was at least severely injured. The story of her family's actions and reactions to the disappearance is related by Alexandra who is being held in captivity by an unidentified ma...
  • Mandy
    This is the story of Alex, wife of Marc, and mother to Lizzie and Charlotte. This is a family that lives a very nice life. Comfortably well-off and with a group of very good friends the couple seem to live an ideal life. As the book begins however, Alex has gone missing, and Marc is out of his mind with worry. Then the story goes back to when Marc and Alex first met. I found myself engaged in the story from the beginning. I was sympathetic with M...
  • Joanne Robertson
    It’s taken me nearly a week to be able to form my thoughts about Exhibit Alexandra into a review! This is one of those books that had the rare “pleasure” of making me think very deeply about how I felt about it. This doesn’t happen often and I can see that this is possibly a “marmite book” but having thought it through over a few days I have come to the conclusion that YES I did enjoy Exhibit Alexandra!Alexandra Southwood is a working...
  • H.A. Leuschel
    This was a suspenseful, intriguing and well written thriller. I particularly enjoyed the vivid descriptions of installation art creations and the underlying analysis of what gives a person an identity, the importance of it and how far someone may go to keep it. It's also quite twisty and mysterious, so a book that makes for compelling reading!
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    ***Thank you to First to Read for providing me a complimentary copy of EXHIBIT ALEXANDRA by Natasha Bell in exchange for my honest review.***Marc’s wife Alex disappears leaving him distraught and fearing the worst. The reality is far more bizarre that he could have imagined.EXHIBIT ALEXANDRA is gimmicky and manipulative from the first page to the last. Alex narrates the chapters, even the ones where she’s not present based on how she thinks h...
  • Elaine Tomasso
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Pengiun UK - Michael Joseph for an advance copy of Exhibit Alexandra, a psychological thriller set in York.Marc Southwood returns home one Thursday to find his wife Alexandra missing. This is very unlike her as she is a loving wife and a bit of a homebody. The police investigation gets nowhere but gradually a rather different picture of Alex emerges.I would like to say I thoroughly enjoyed Exhibition Alexandra ...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Quite frankly, this is one of the hardest books to review for me because there's SO much I want to say but everything I want to discuss will spoil you, dear reader friends... and I REFUSE to do that. This book journeys through Alexandra's memories of her history with her husband, building her family, what she believes her family (especially her husband) is going through in the aftermath of her disappearance and her discussions with her captor. Mi...
  • Roman Clodia
    A lot of what I'm writing almost definitely never happened. I wasn't there, obviously, I was missing. Gone. Hmm, this is a difficult book to review: by the end we can appreciate how audacious it is, and the ideas at its heart are underpinned by postmodern theory about the wavering, porous lines between art and life, performance and identity - yet, for all this good stuff, the majority of the narrative is laboured and dull. Way too much time is sp...
  • Laura
    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com This wasn't quite what I expected; I feel like the synopsis reads more as a thriller/ mystery (and did really make me excited to read this, to be fair) but in reality is more of a slow burning analysis of Alexandra and her family/ relationships from when she met her husband Marc in college to the present day. I don't want to give anything away so I'll keep this brief, but we find out a lot more about Alexandr...
  • Clare
    With thanks to Netgalley and Penguin books for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review. Alexandra Southwood is happily married to Marc with two children Charlotte and Lizzie. One evening Alex leaves work to ride home on her bicycle and is never seen again. Marc is absolutely devastated and knows Alex would never leave her family. Meanwhile Alex is being held by an unknown man against her will. She is shown TV footage of Marc's despair...
  • michelle
    I would like to thank Penguin Michael Joseph and Netgalley for a copy of this book. I find this story really hard to review as for its uniqueness. Alexandra Southwood is a mother and academic and also an artist. She goes missing one day. But, her husband Marc and her family and friends don’t give up searching for her. The story is narrated by Alexandra herself and it tells of how Marc and herself met, and the lives of their friends and family a...
  • Liz Barnsley
    "Exhibit Alexandra" is a different take on a psychological thriller - very clever and somewhat insightful and highly likely to divide opinion. The central theme, if you like, is a little niche and will appeal wildly to some readers and leave others scratching their heads. Life imitating art imitating life - although I saw very early on where the author was going with this, the journey was all the more fascinating for that.I'm not an art critic an...
  • Kate
    I am extremely indifferent about this one. I received this book in a giveaway and am glad that I did not pay for it. I got a real "gone girl" vibe at first and I enjoyed that, I just think it was a slow burner for me because it was so similar. That being said, I found parts of this predictable and then the ending just sort of came out of left field. I feel like Natasha Bell built up this beautiful thriller then rushed to get it finished and came ...
  • Joodith
    The premise of this novel falls within one of my favourite genres and so I happily accepted the invitation from Net Galley to review it. I must admit to finding it a bit of a slog.Briefly: Alex and Marc live in York, have been married for several years, have two daughters and are successful in their chosen careers. All is going well until Alex suddenly disappears; police find her clothes and some blood on the river bank, and it begins to look lik...
  • OutlawPoet
    So, in the beginning part of this book, I thought this would be a four-star read.I liked our characters and the mystery was compelling. I thought I had figured things out – the author’s clues were subtle, but there if you were paying attention.I was enjoying it.Then, the author did the unforgivable…she spoiled her own book.Roughly a third of the way through, the author introduces a peripheral character – a character completely unimportant...
  • Patricia
    I've got to say, I had a good bit figured out early. Hence, I became a bit bored. Received for an honest review.
  • Val Robson
    Alexandra Southwood, a performance artist, husband of Marc and mother of young teenagers Lizzie and Charlotte goes missing one day but hasn't taken anything with her except the normal things she'd have at work. She does not use her mobile phone or passport, doesn't withdraw any cash or use bank accounts. Marc is insistent that their marriage was stable and happy so there is no reason for her to leave voluntarily. He is also insistent that she is ...
  • Julie Lacey
    I did enjoy this book but it was a bit strange...Alexandra is an artist at heart. Life seems good for her and Marc and she moves back to the UK with him and then gets married and has two daughters. We then find out she doesn’t come home one night after work. Marc is adamant that this is out of character so calls the Police but it takes them a while to take this seriously. The story is told by Alexandra herself and it also tells of how Marc and ...
  • Patrycja
    I won this book through GoodReads giveaway.I liked the idea of the story. The novel is build in fresh, unique way. I liked that the main character tells it how she thinks everything unfolded, even though she didn't really witness the events.I like that at the same time the story was unfolding forward, it also was going back in time to explain present events and show the connection. This is really a great read, but I didn't feel completely absorbe...
  • Claire Douglas
    I loved this. I thought it was taut, intelligent and beautifully written with an original twist. I don't want to say too much because I'd hate to give away spoilers but highly recommended.
  • Vicky
    This book was one sick, twisted rollercoaster of a read. It pulls your attention in so many places that you don’t even know where to look, and by the end it levels you out with a knockout punch of a finish.So, it was pretty good.It’s told completely from the viewpoint of a missing woman: Alexandra, a loving mother to two children and a doting wife to Marc, her husband of ten years. One normal day, she simply goes missing- leaving nothing behi...
  • Lindsay
    Thank you to Crown Publishing for sending me a free copy of Exhibit Alexandra in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Alexandra Southwood lived a happy life with her husband and two kids. But that is in the past. She is now being held against her will and being forced to tell what she thinks is happening to her family in the wake of her disappearance. Needless to say, her husband Marc is haunted by the lack of answers as the da...
  • Mary Picken
    Exhibit Alexandra is an original and thought provoking novel. I stayed awake thinking about it long after I had read the last page. Not an easy book to review because it raises quite a few disturbing questions, not least of which is whether women can really have both what they need and what they want. Whether conformity suppresses who we are and strips us of our liberty.Alex was a young woman studying art when she met Marc Southwood. Studying at ...
  • Cheryl
    I was very hyped up about this book. I could not wait to read this book. The beginning started out fine. There was no big "OMG or Ah ha" moment but I was still intrigued. Yet, it was pretty obvious early on where this story was going and how the outcome would end. However, I gave the story the benefit of the doubt to see if there would be any twists. Nope.Ok, so benefit of the doubt two. The characters. Alexandra and Marc. Alexandra's disappearan...