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The Downstairs Neighbour By Helen Cooper

The Downstairs Neighbour by Helen Cooper

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How well do you really know your neighbours?

The Downstairs Neighbour Summary

The Downstairs Neighbour: A twisty, unexpected and addictive suspense - you won't want to put it down! by Helen Cooper

'The unrelenting tension of this well-crafted debut kept me whizzing through the book . . . I loved the tension, the secrets and the satisfying, unexpected conclusion' KL Slater

In a converted Georgian townhouse in south west London, three families live under one roof.

The large flat that takes up the top two floors is home to the Harlow family: happily married Paul and Steph, and their bubbly teenage daughter Freya. The smaller first floor flat is rented by Emma, who spends most of her time alone, listening to people coming in and out of the building. And the basement flat belongs to Chris, a local driving instructor, who prefers to keep his personal life private from the neighbours.

But their lives are all upended when Freya vanishes. As the police become involved and a frantic Paul and Steph desperately search for answers, they begin to realise that the truth behind their daughter's disappearance may lie closer to home than they were expecting.

When everyone has something to hide, can you ever really know those closest to you? Or will some secrets be taken to the grave?

The Downstairs Neighbour Reviews

The unrelenting tension of this well-crafted debut kept me whizzing through the book, eager to discover exactly what had happened to Freya and whether the intriguing neighbours had anything to do with it. Loved the tension, the secrets and the satisfying, unexpected conclusion. Recommended! * KL Slater *
I can't remember the last book that made me guess and long for answers quite as much as The Downstairs Neighbour. The story was always one step ahead of me, catching me out. Gripping, teasing, intricately plotted, an accomplished debut that's impossible to put down. * Cath Weeks *
Lock your doors, close your curtains, and sink into this claustrophobic tale of families, neighbours and buried secrets. Tense and perfectly paced, this emotionally charged novel will keep you guessing right to the very end * Emma Rous, bestselling author of The Au Pair *
A gripping read with plenty of twists, Cooper's debut will keep you guessing throughout * Heat *
The air is thick with the sound of chickens coming home to roost in this promising domestic noir debut -- Mark Sanderson * The Sunday Times Crime Club *
I am a sucker for an eavesdropping premise, and Helen Cooper's The Downstairs Neighbour doesn't disappoint. Cooper starts with a bang, with a missing girl and a big house filled with suspects, then holds the suspense high with characters that will keep the reader guessing - and guessing wrong. A gradual unearthing of long-held secrets wrapped in a smoothly plotted page-turner * Kimberly Belle, internationally bestselling author of Stranger in the Lake *
A heart-pounding debut . . . Even avid suspense readers won't be able to predict all the twists. Cooper is off to a strong start * Publishers Weekly *
An intriguing and compulsive story about family, secret pasts and private lives. Simmering with suspense and packed with twists and tension, this expertly crafted novel kept me gripped from start to finish * Holly Miller *
If you loved Harlan Coben's The Stranger, this is the perfect pick * Woman & Home *
A compelling story about secret pasts and private lives * Waitrose Magazine *

About Helen Cooper

Helen Cooper is from Derby. She has taught English and Academic Writing in both Further and Higher Education and was Head of Learning Enhancement at the University of Birmingham. She has a MA in Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University and has been published in Writers' Forum, Mslexia, the Bath Short Story Prize Anthology (2014) and the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize Anthology (2018). The Downstairs Neighbour is her first novel.

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The Downstairs Neighbour: A twisty, unexpected and addictive suspense - you won't want to put it down! by Helen Cooper
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton
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