Monday 28 March 2022

Review - The People Next Door by Tony Parsons

The People Next Door by Tony Parsons
Release date: 31 March 2022
Publisher: Century (Penguin)
Back cover blurb: Lana and Roman Wade have fled the city for a little corner of paradise, exchanging their flat with its unhappy memories for a small honey-coloured house among the rolling green hills of Oxfordshire. Their new home, set in a residential Close known as The Gardens, is their dream and their new neighbours are charming. So why is Lana feeling so uneasy? Lana and Roman may seem like an attractive, popular couple. But they are also a couple with a secret; a secret buried in the life they have left behind, a secret they have shared with no-one. But their new neighbours - these charming, affluent men and women in the Gardens - have secrets of their own. Terrible secrets; unimaginable secrets that include the apparently happy family who lived - and tragically died - in Lana and Roman's new home. As Lana struggles to adjust to her new life in Paradise, she becomes convinced that her new neighbours are hiding something from her, something connected with the deaths of the family who lived in her house before she did, something that could put her own life in danger...

Tony Parsons has done it again! Written a brilliant page turning thriller, that will leave you wanting more.

Lana Wade, a photographer and her husband Roman Wade, a handsome, popular Doctor have left their hectic life in the city behind in exchange for a beautiful house in Oxfordshire.

The Gardens is an elite neighbourhood, their new neighbours charming, but for some reason Lana feels uneasy in their new home.

Perhaps it's because everyone is so welcoming, so familiar ... and Lana isn't ready to share anything about her life with any of them.

There's a reason that Lana and Roman left the City, a tragedy that prompted their move for the good of their marriage. But the Wade's are not the only ones in the Gardens with secrets. The house that they have moved in to, has a few secrets of its own.

When Lana discovers that the family living there before tragically died, she believes that her own life is in danger. She is convinced that her neighbours are keeping secrets from her, and that all isn't as it seems.

She may be right on one of those counts - but just how scared should she be?

The People Next Door are her friends, aren't they?

The People Next Door is available to pre-order now via Amazon online and all good book shops.

Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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