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The House : The brilliantly tense and terrifying thriller with a shocking twist - whose story do you believe?

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*THE OBSERVER THRILLER BOOK OF THE MONTH*

*A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK*

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The perfect couple. The perfect house.
. . . The perfect crime.

Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home: tons of space, the perfect location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it.

So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Syd chose to ignore it. That was a mistake.

Because someone has just been murdered outside their back door.

AND NOW THE POLICE ARE WATCHING THEM.

This thriller will hook you and not let you go. Perfect for fans of He Said / She Said, and The Couple Next Door

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What authors and readers are saying:

'DELICIOUSLY DARK AND CLEVER WITH A SATISFYING TWIST. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED' Mark Edwards

'AN INTRICATE AND POWERFUL THRILLER' Tana French

'HUGELY GRIPPING AND SPOOKY AS HELL' Mark Billingham

'TAUGHT, TENSE AND TERRIFYING, I LOVED IT' Sharon Bolton

'O.M.G . I just devoured this gem...Perfect execution of a psychological thriller right here.' Reader review

'A brilliantly tense and shocking thriller. I literally couldn't put it down!' Nuala Ellwood, author of My Sister's Bones

'This terrifying thriller sent shivers through me' Jane Corry, author of My Husband's Wife

'A bundle of creepy chills, perfectly timed for Halloween . . . Read it' Thriller of the Month, The Observer

'Deeply creepy . . . This clever, twisting plot, told in convincing voices, will haunt you in the very best way' The Sunday Mirror'

An intriguing and suspenseful read' Cath Staincliffe

'Brilliantly dark and gripping...Plays on the fundamental fear that the building blocks of our existence - home, relationships, family - may not be as secure as we like to think' Thomas Mogford

'Clearly influenced by the great Alfred Hitchcock, this is not so much a ghost story as an homage to the master's expert touch with dread' Daily Mail

'Creepy and totally gripping. A real page-turner. I loved it' Claire McGowan
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 245g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241296544
  • 9780241296547
  • 149,374

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DELICIOUSLY DARK AND CLEVER WITH A SATISFYING TWIST. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Mark Edwards
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A bundle of creepy chills, perfectly timed for Halloween . . . Read it -- Thriller of the Month * The Observer * Deeply creepy . . . This clever, twisting plot, told in convincing voices, will haunt you in the very best way * The Sunday Mirror * [A] gripping thriller . . . brilliant characters . . . and a clever, twisty plot * The People * A writer to whom attention must be paid * Independent * Lelic can plot like a demon * Guardian * A brilliantly tense and shocking thriller. I literally couldn't put it down! -- Nuala Ellwood, author of My Sister's Bones This terrifying thriller sent shivers through me -- Jane Corry, author of My Husband's Wife TAUGHT, TENSE AND TERRIFYING. I LOVED IT. * Sharon Bolton * AN INTRICATE AND POWERFUL THRILLER -- Tana French HUGELY GRIPPING AND SPOOKY AS HELL -- Mark Billlingham 'O.M.G . I just devoured this gem...Perfect execution of a psychological thriller right here' -- Reader review 'HUGELY GRIPPING AND SPOOKY AS HELL' -- Mark Billlingham Prepared to be scared. The House is a gripping psychological thriller. Simon Lelic knows how to turn the screw -- Mari Hannah The heart-stopping thriller about a husband and wife who are hiding something from each other...and from you. This book won't let you go until you've found out the truth. Perfect for fans of Erin Kelly, Gillian Flynn and Fiona Barton. -- From the publisher A creepy and unnerving read * Guardian * A bundle of creepy chills, perfectly timed for Halloween . . . Read it -- Thriller of the Month * The Observer * Deeply creepy . . . This clever, twisting plot, told in convincing voices, will haunt you in the very best way * The Sunday Mirror * [A] gripping thriller . . . brilliant characters . . . and a clever, twisty plot * The People * A masterpiece of duplicity, a psychological thriller of the highest order...fans of he said/she said suspense will love this tense and gripping story. Highly recommended! -- Karen Dionne, author THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER Stephen King-like...At once a whodunit, a dark love story and a saga of three dysfunctional families The House continually and compellingly wrong-foots the reader, from its faux-gothic opening to its deftly worked ending * Sunday Times * Clearly influenced by the great Alfred Hitchcock, this is not so much a ghost story as an homage to the master's expert touch with dread * Daily Mail * DELICIOUSLY DARK AND CLEVER WITH A SATISFYING TWIST. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED -- Mark Edwards
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About Simon Lelic

Simon Lelic is the author of three previous novels: Rupture (winner of a Betty Trask Award and shortlisted for the John Creasy Debut Dagger), The Facility and The Child Who (longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger and CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2012). The House is his first psychological thriller, inspired by a love of Alfred Hitchcock and Stephen King.
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Rating details

2,944 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 16% (458)
4 36% (1,051)
3 34% (1,006)
2 11% (317)
1 4% (112)
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