The Neighbour

Fiona Cummins

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04 April 2019
9781509876921
632 minutes
Kelly Hotten
Synopsis

'Creepy as hell and kept me guessing to the very end' - Ian Rankin

A new home. A new start.

It’s all the Lockwoods want.
And on The Avenue, a leafy street in an Essex town near the sea, it seems possible.
But what if what they want isn’t what they get?

On their moving-in day they arrive to a media frenzy.
A serial killer has struck in the woods behind The Avenue.
The police are investigating.
And the neighbours quite clearly have secrets.

With their dream quickly turning into a nightmare, the Lockwoods are watching everyone.
But who’s watching them?

Praise for Fiona Cummins

'Trust me - Cummins is a keeper' - Lee Child

'Head and shoulders above the rest' - Val McDermid

'A crime novel of the very first order' - David Baldacci

Dark, intriguing and gripping' - Laura Marshall

'What a storyteller' - Caz Frear

'A nightmarishly addictive read' - CJ Tudor

'Enthralled from beginning to end as each page drips with threat and menace' - Liz Nugent

The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins is a twisting thriller about a quiet neighbourhood that's hiding a deadly secret.

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