THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR: dark, twisty suspense from the number one bestselling author

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Pub Date 31 Mar 2022 | Archive Date Not set

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'A brilliant, brilliant novel. Incredbily gripping and scary!' Susanna Reid, Good Morning Britain
'Had me gripped from start to finish.' Jane Fallon
'Creepy, paranoid and shocking.' Alex Michaelides
'Twisty, insightful and completely absorbing.' Celia Walden
'A brilliant page-turning thriller.' Piers Morgan
'Everyone needs to buy and read it.' Rob Rinder

How well do you know the people next door?

You've moved to your dream home: a gorgeous honey-coloured house in the country.

It's a new beginning: your chance to put the terrible truth of what happened to you in the city behind you.

But your new neighbours have secrets of their own.

Terrifying secrets. Unimaginable secrets.

And when you learn about the previously happy family who lived - and died - in your house, you start to wonder how safe you really are . . .

'As elegant and vivid as ever' Daily Mail
'Builds like a Hitchcock classic' Peterborough Telegraph
'This one will keep you guessing' Heat
'The sort of thriller you could read again and again' Belfast Telegraph
'A creepy tale of a couple whose move to the country, to what they'd hoped was their little corner of paradise, turns into a nightmare' Choice


'A perfect psychological thriller with so many twists and turns and the ending will leave your jaw on the floor.'
'From the opening line of this book I was hooked.'
'From the very first few pages, this had me completely engulfed in its story!'
'I could hardly keep up with the twists and turns of The People Next Door!"
'Full of unexpected twists and thrills. A definite must read.'
'I cannot put it down!'


'A brilliant, brilliant novel. Incredbily gripping and scary!' Susanna Reid, Good Morning Britain
'Had me gripped from start to finish.' Jane Fallon

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Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC of this book. I am old enough to remember when Tony Parsons was a "hip young gunslinger" writing for the NME. More recently he is the author of the Max Wolfe series of crime novels set in London. The People Next Door is a standalone psychological thriller - a couple, Lana and Roman move to a seemingly idyllic house in the country following a traumatic event which is only hinted at until late in the book. The new hours is set in a close and the affluent friendly neighbours aren't what they seem. The couple find themselves drawn into the past history of the house and Lana becomes increasingly paranoid as time goes on. No spoilers here but the denouement involves a couple of characters who have been seemingly peripheral to the action throughout. A good read - finished it in a couple of days - recommended.

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Exciting and disturbing psychological thriller;
Lana and Roman Wade's move to the country turns into a nightmare. The story is told alternately from the perspective of these two people and covers a few months after the move. The situation and the relationship with the neighbors gradually deteriorates and the insecurity and anxiety is well described. I could feel how Lana in particular felt increasingly uncomfortable. There is nothing wrong with the language, the book reads well and fluently. The story is exciting, I wasn't bored for a minute and always wanted to know how it will continue. I found it satisfying that everything is resolved in the end, even if I found some aspects a bit unbelievable. Nevertheless, the current zeitgeist is reflected in the resolution, nothing is impossible!

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