The Neighbour

Fiona Cummins

4.16 based on 273 ratings & 66 reviews on Goodreads.com
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04 April 2019
9781509876914
416 pages
Synopsis

The Neighbour is a thrilling standalone novel by the author of Rattle, Fiona Cummins. If you like Mo Hayder and Karin Slaughter, you'll love this.

'Superbly sinister' - Sunday Mirror

FOR SALE: A lovely family home with good-sized garden and treehouse occupying a plot close to woodland. Perfect for kids, fitness enthusiasts, dog walkers . . .

And, it seems, the perfect hunting ground for a serial killer.

On a hot July day, Garrick and Olivia Lockwood and their two children move into 25 The Avenue looking for a fresh start. They arrive in the midst of a media frenzy: they’d heard about the local murders in the press, but Garrick was certain the killer would be caught and it would all be over in no time. Besides, they’d got the house at a steal and he was convinced he could flip it for a fortune.

The neighbours seemed to be the very picture of community spirit. But everyone has secrets, and the residents in The Avenue are no exception.

After six months on the case with no real leads, the most recent murder has turned DC Wildeve Stanton’s life upside down, and now she has her own motive for hunting down the killer – quickly.

'When writing from the perspective of ordinary people caught up in horrific events, Fiona Cummins is unbeatable' - Sunday Express

'Fiona Cummins is the queen of all things dark and wonderful, and she writes so beautifully. It creeped me the hell out and I absolutely LOVED it’ - Joanna Cannon

'Brilliant . . . dark, creepy and twisted' - CJ Tudor

'I absolutely loved it. Dark, intriguing and gripping . . . and so beautifully written' - Laura Marshall

'An original plot, brilliantly crafted with the wonderfully atmospheric storytelling that readers have come to expect from Fiona Cummins' - Olivia Kiernan

'Drew me in from the very first page with her original and compelling prose. Dark, creepy and intense with brilliant characters and a clever plot with an ending I didn’t see coming' - Jenny Quintana

'Every page drips with threat and menace . . . Totally gripping' - Liz Nugent

'Incredibly creepy, intense, and compelling' - Will Dean

This thriller explores typically dark territory for this author, who has a gift for tapping a rich seam of evil that underpins the surface of the every day. Superbly sinister.

Sunday Mirror

She is the master of depicting the way the most terrifyingly grotesque and evil psychopaths inveigle their way into the lives of ordinary people [...] when writing from the perspective of ordinary people caught up in horrific events, Fiona Cummins is unbeatable.

Jake Kerridge - Sunday Express

The Neighbour is masterfully written and intricately plotted to keep the reader captivated until a hugely enjoyable finale.

Jon Coates - Daily Express