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The Killer Next Door

by Alex Marwood

The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2014
    400 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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.

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"Starred Review. This tightly plotted story that grabs you from the opening paragraphs and will keep you up far too late at night is highly recommended." - Library Journal

"Starred Review. A taut, fascinating tale [that] not only creates a cast of memorable characters, but also ratchets up the suspense…[Marwood] proves she's got staying power in this addictive tale." - Kirkus

"A well-plotted ending filled with unexpected surprises." – Publisher's Weekly

"Marwood is emerging as a master of contemporary British suspense." - Booklist

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Alex Marwood Author Biography

Alex Marwood is the pseudonym of Serena Mackesy, a successful journalist who has worked extensively across the British press. Her first novel The Wicked Girls won the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original, and is nominated for the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel and the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original. Mackesy lives in South London.

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