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Publisher's Summary

The Girl Before meets The Couple Next Door in an utterly satisfying Hitchcockian story about a couple who moves into their dream neighborhood only to discover nothing is as it seems....

The perfect couple. The perfect house. The perfect crime.

Londoners Jack and Syd found their dream home: lots of space, a great location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it.

Everything is exactly what they hoped for when they move in - except Jack makes a disturbing discovery in the attic, and Syd begins to wonder about the girl next door. And they each keep the other in the dark.

A mistake.

Because someone has just been killed outside their back door, and now, the police are watching them.

This is their chance to prove they're innocent - or to get away with murder.

Whose story do you believe?

©2018 Simon Lelic (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“An intricate, powerful, and deeply unsettling thriller about the profound ways in which cruelty can change its survivors, and the creeping fear that nothing - not your home, not love, not even your own mind - is as rock-solid and impregnable as we all want to believe.” (Tana French, New York Times best-selling author of The Trespasser)

“This terrifying thriller sent shivers through me!” (Jane Corry, author of My Husband's Wife

“A raw, tightly wound thrill ride, a nightmare scenario about a home purchase that goes horribly wrong. And then some. This is a fast-paced, intense, and creepy novel that you won't be able to put down until you reach the end.” (David Bell, best-selling author of Bring Her Home

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LOVED IT

wonderful job by the narrators and I really enjoyed the story and the way the author told it.

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Loved this book!!!

At first I was not sure how I felt about this book, but as the story went on I was addicted and needed to know what was going to happen next!

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This book may not be for everyone

Listen intently: One can miss important issues. I did. Following the purchase of a new house, Londoners Syd and Jack are distraught by strange and curious disturbances. Author Simon Lelic presents the twisted, creepy and often confusing viewpoints of the couple. What is true? What are lies? Conspiracy? Unsettling and intriguing, Lelic reveals that secrets and revenge can be devastating. Past memories of Syd’s traumatic family life and childhood are brought to light. The chapters go from Syd to Jack (a favored style of mine). Narrators Gemma Whelan and Simon Newington are perfectly paired. There is a jaw-dropping and surprising ending I never saw coming.

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Absolutely loved it!

Everything about it was amazing! The story did take a small unexpected twist which was brilliant as well.
The narration was impeccable by both narrators, they did such an excellent job.
It’s a definite must read if you’re into crime and thriller

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heavy handed is the plot and the writing. By the end of the mystery I cheered on the police hoping you-know-who would go to prison for life sparing us anymore stories. Pass on by

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The characters did not ring right for me and I begin to lose interest. I skipped to the end and was still not impressed.

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Loved!

Thoroughly enjoyed this book and couldn't stop listening. There was odd and unexpected behavior by some characters, but as story unfolds, behavior becomes more understandable. Narrators superb!

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double story line adds intrigue

it's a fun read with an interesting story line. A murder plot unfolds by way of 2 points of view.

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Title has nothing to do with can book

Hmmm...This was weird? It was nothing in this book about the title?....should have been called maybe Husband .Wife...Dad..? ETC

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