The Child Across the Street

The Child Across the Street : An unputdownable and absolutely gripping psychological thriller

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Wheeling my suitcase down the familiar, hedge-lined street, I smile at the sound of children playing in the park nearby. Suddenly, there's a screech of car brakes. I rush over to see a bent bike wheel sticking out of the ditch, and underneath, a little boy...

As I turn the rusty key in the lock of the house I grew up in, memories flood back. None of them happy. I never told anyone why I left home twenty years ago, and all I want is to sort out Dad's funeral as quickly as possible.

Now I'm trapped here, the only witness to a terrible incident that has left an eight-year-old boy fighting for his life. But after a lifetime trying to forget my past, I don't know if I can trust my memory, or be totally sure of what I saw today.

Sorting through Dad's things one night - shopping lists in his curly handwriting, piles of old newspapers, dusty sports trophies - I think I hear the back door handle rattle. I tiptoe downstairs, past an open window I'm sure I locked. And a figure darts across the overgrown garden.

Someone is watching me. Someone who knows I'm the only one who saw what happened to little Ethan... or could they know the real reason why I left? Either way, I'm certain that coming back was my biggest mistake. I can't leave, but the longer I stay, the more danger I'm in...

An utterly addictive psychological thriller that will have you glued to the pages until the early hours. Fans of The Girl on the Train and I Am Watching You won't be able to put down the next mind-blowing read from bestselling author Kerry Wilkinson.

Read what everyone's saying about Kerry Wilkinson:

'Oh my God, this book was so addicting! I just couldn't stop... so many twists and turns in this tale that it kept me on the edge of my seat until the very last page.' Bookshelf Life

'Wow oh wow! This is the most amazing book! This author is an absolute genius... I have devoured this book in just hours... I will be recommending this read to friends just so that I can discuss how utterly fantastic it is... a definite five star rating from me.' Little Miss Book Lover 87, 5 stars

'Everything a psychological thriller ought to be... I was left gasping like a goldfish when I reached the end... I had high grade fever when I read this book... my mind was completely hypnotized by the story. I even forgot to take my medicine. It was that brilliant. All I could say at the end of the book was - MORE PLEASE!!' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

'Another gripping thriller from an author who has very quickly become a must read for me. This one will grab you immediately and will not let go until the final heart-stopping twist... This is a twisty, edge-of-your-seat thriller that kept me guessing.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

'Wow this book just blew me away... it literally had me sitting on the end of the seat.' Sean's Book Reviews
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Product details

  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 277g
  • Twickenham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1838887490
  • 9781838887490
  • 1,580,070

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658 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
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4 31% (207)
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2 9% (57)
1 2% (11)
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