Out on 03 October 2019

The Neighbour

Fiona Cummins

4.06 based on 471 ratings & 97 reviews on Goodreads.com
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03 October 2019
416 pages

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.

'Creepy as hell, 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?

‘Trust me – Cummins is a keeper’ Lee Child
‘Head and shoulders above most of the competition’ Val McDermid
‘A crime novel of the very first order’ David Baldacci

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

Creepy as hell, and kept me guessing to the very end

Ian Rankin