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
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
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!
A heart-pounding debut . . . Even avid suspense readers won't be able to predict all the twists. Cooper is off to a strong start
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
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.
If you loved Harlan Coben's The Stranger, this is the perfect pick
The air is thick with the sound of chickens coming home to roost in this promising domestic noir debut
A gripping read with plenty of twists, Cooper's debut will keep you guessing throughout