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Come a Little Closer: The must-read gripping psychological thriller

Karen Perry



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18 February 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Crime & mystery; Thriller & suspense
Leah is in love. It should be the happiest summer of her life, but she can't help feeling lonely with Jake's attention divided between her, his ex-wife and his young son. As insomnia sets in, the walls of their new basement flat feel as if they're closing in around her.

Until she meets her upstairs neighbour, Anton, who has recently moved back in after a long absence from the street. He's a sympathetic ear when Jake can't be, and even though others on the street seem strangely hostile towards him, Leah soon comes to rely on Anton and their secret conversations in the night.

Leah has no idea that nineteen years before, Anton was convicted of killing his wife. A wife who looked a little bit like Leah. He has always said he didn't do it.

Is Leah his redemption? Or is she befriending a killer intent on luring her closer and closer?
By:   Karen Perry
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   277g
ISBN:   9781405936675
ISBN 10:   1405936673
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   18 February 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Karen Perry is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Your Closest Friend, Can You Keep a Secret?, Girl Unknown, Only We Know and The Boy That Never Was, which was selected for the Simon Mayo Radio 2 Book Club. She lives in Dublin with her family.

Reviews for Come a Little Closer: The must-read gripping psychological thriller

One of the most richly satisfying psychological thrillers of the year, a book that hooks the reader from the first page * Irish Independent * Cleverly written. A tense domestic thriller that is full of surprises * Irish Mail on Sunday * Tense, unpredictable, blending a thriller with an intimate family story to produce a most compelling read -- John Boyne Unputdownable, leading to a stunning conclusion you won't see coming -- Michelle Richmond It's that most powerful thing, a beautifully written mystery driven by its exploration of the characters' innermost hearts -- Tana French Full of intrigue and incident and keeps us guessing until the very last page -- Liz Nugent Don't be surprised if you devour it in one sitting -- Crime Fiction Lovers Genuinely surprising * Guardian * Beautifully written, with just the right balance of teasing the reader with clues and hitting them with revelations -- Best Crime Fiction of 2015 * Telegraph * If you're a fan of menacing psychological thrillers that chill to the bone, this book is for you -- Sunday Independent Truly remarkable . . . Grips your heart from the first pages and simply never lets go -- Jeffery Deaver Stunning -- Simon Mayo Radio 2 Book Club Builds to an incredibly tense finale before delivering an amazing final twist * Sunday Mirror * Original and impressively contemporary with an excellent final twist * Daily Mail * A brilliant binge-read thriller with a real roller coaster of an ending * Heat * Like Gone Girl . . . it's the most gripping thing I've read for ages * Evening Standard * Praise for Karen Perry * - *

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