No. 23 has a secret. In this bedsit-riddled south London wreck, lorded over by a lecherous landlord, something waits to be discovered. Yet all six residents have something to hide.
Collette and Cher are on the run; Thomas is a reluctant loner; while a gorgeous Iranian asylum seeker and a 'quiet man' nobody sees try to stay hidden. And watching over them all is Vesta - or so she thinks.
In the dead of night, a terrible accident pushes the neighbours into an uneasy alliance. But one of them is a killer, expertly hiding their pastime, all the while closing in on their next victim...
As a cloying heatwave suffocates the city, events build to an electrifying climax in this dark, original and irresistibly compelling thriller.
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Taut, assured and reminiscent of Ruth Rendell's psychological novels, Marwood's second book more than lives up to the promise shown in her splendid debut, The Wicked Girls ( Guradian)
Having read it and devoured every page, I really wish I'd written it! It was cleverly plotted and pacy, with all the storylines thundering towards a final, gripping conclusion. I loved it ( Elizabeth Haynes on The Wicked Girls)
The Wicked Girls is utterly compelling. It's psychologically rich, complex and masterfully plotted. I couldn't put it down, even when I sensed it was taking me somewhere very dark indeed. I can't wait to see what Alex Marwood comes up with next ( Jojo Moyes)
The best thriller I've read since Sister. Taut, gritty and utterly compelling ( Lisa Jewell on The Wicked Girls)
Dark, twisty and full of good surprises and insights. Marwood has delivered a compelling debut crime novel ( Daily Mail)
This incredible story will play on your mind. Two weeks after I read it, I can't stop thinking about it. The book of the year ( The Sun on The Wicked Girls)
I devoured The Wicked Girls over one weekend and loved it. I held my breath during the last few chapters ( Erin Kelly)
Brilliantly taut psychological thriller. One of the best debuts of 2012 ( Bella)
If you like dark, twisted stories, I recommend this . . . A thumping good read ( Jenny Eclair on The Wicked Girls)
Genuinely disturbing and emotionally unsettling, The Wicked Girls is irresistible ( Val McDermid)
A thriller that will have you compulsively flipping pages well into the small hours ( Australian Women's Weekly)
Utterly gripping; Marwood's ability to show the sinister side of everyday life is unparalleled ( Jenny Colgan)
Both brilliantly dark and dazzlingly funny, this is crime writing at its best ( Lisa Jewell)
Taut and suspenseful with vivid and compelling characters ( Sunday Canberra Times)
A plot reminiscent of Ruth Rendell at her best ( Adelaide Advertiser)
Marwood has turned out not just a spooky, blood-and-guts thriller, but a cannily observant novel that exposes social fissures while delivering a modicum of hope ( The Boston Globe)
The electrifying new thriller from the author of the Edgar-Award winning sensation The Wicked Girls, Alex Marwood.
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Book Description Penguin Books, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 208 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Winner ofthe Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel and nominated forthe Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original Alex Marwood s debut novel, The Wicked Girls, earned her lavish praise from the likes of Stephen King, Laura Lippman, and Erin Kelly, and won the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. Now Marwood s back with a brilliant, tightly paced thriller that will keep you up at night and make you ask yourself: just how well do you know your neighbors? Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn t, they wouldn t be renting rooms in a dodgy old building for cash no credit check, no lease. It s the kind of place you end up when you you ve run out of other options. The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don t know is that one of them is a killer. He s already chosen his next victim, and he ll do anything to protect his secret. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780143126690
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