The People Next Door by Keri Beevis


Ellie and Ash move into a big house in the countryside, where they only have one neighbour and have to drive to the nearest supermarket. Hoping for a fresh start in a new area, they are thrilled to get the house for a low amount of money, Ellie reasoning it is cheap because there is a lot of work to do on it.

They soon meet their neighbour Benjamin Thorne, who comes across as very pleasant and friendly, explaining he lives with his sister Virginia, who has some kind of illness or condition, which means he has to look after her.

Soon Ellie discovers something about the history of their new house, which is sinister and after that, lots of things start happening … but I’ll let you read this book yourself and find out what happens. Because you really need to read this book, it is the definition of unputdownable! Believe me, I carried my Kindle everywhere for the couple of days it took me to read this book. I’m even writing this, knowing I’m missing Bake Off and will have to watch it on catch up. Yes, it’s THAT good!

Gripping, unnerving, rather Hitchcockian in places, excellently paced, twisty, turny and definitely keeps you guessing right until the last page. Great characters too.

Go on then, go and read it! Quick! I’m just going to do some sewing. I think the red thread…

9 out of 10

Published by karenlouisehollis

53, lives in Lincoln, England. Published writer, book blogger and reviewer, mum, grandma, cat owner, vegetarian. Loves reading and sewing. My novel is out - WELCOME TO WHITLOCK CLOSE.

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