For fans of The Family Across the Street by Nicole Trope and The Cottage by Lisa Stone, The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins is a twisting thriller about a quiet neighbourhood that's hiding a deadly secret.
'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
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.
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