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The Downstairs Neighbour

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781529329995

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 4th February 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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‘Crazy twisty!’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘What a read!!’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow! This was a great book! So full of twists that I never saw coming!’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

In a converted townhouse, three families live under one roof. But when a young girl vanishes without trace, none of them are beyond suspicion…

The large flat that takes up the top two floors is home to the Harlow family: happily married Paul and Steph, and their bubbly teenage daughter Freya.

The smaller first floor flat is rented by Emma, who spends most of her time alone, listening to people coming in and out of the building.

And the basement flat belongs to Chris, a local driving instructor, who prefers to keep his personal life private from the neighbours.

But their lives are all upended when Freya vanishes. As the police become involved and a frantic Paul and Steph desperately search for answers, they begin to realise that the truth behind their daughter’s disappearance may lie closer to home than they were expecting.

When everyone has something to hide, can you ever really know those closest to you? Or will some secrets be taken to the grave?

A totally addictive and gripping psychological thriller with twists and turns that will leave you breathless. Perfects for fans of BA Paris, KL Slater and The Housemaid.

Readers are gripped by The Downstairs Neighbour:

I was on the edge of my seat the whole time… Trying to figure everything out was like attempting a complicated jigsaw puzzle… The unsuspected twists and turns were spectacular‘ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘With heaps of suspense, The Downstairs Neighbour is a definite page-turner… I was completely enthralled by the characters’ stories and couldn’t read fast enough to discover all of their secrets. The tension mounted to an almost unbearable level as I raced towards the breathtaking conclusion and I finally released the breath that I didn’t realise I had been holding‘ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is a nail-biting thriller that will have you guessing right until the very end‘ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Outstanding! I got sucked in immediately and couldn’t put it down. It’s basically a master class in how a multi-POV book should be written… I was guessing until the very end to see how everything would weave together… Highly recommend. Loved it‘ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I loved it!… It’s twisty like a hairpin road, it’s thrilling like a rollercoaster ride and satisfyingly concluded in all the best ways’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This was so good! A true page turner with twists that I didn’t see coming‘ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow!… Ingeniously plotted… Highly, highly, recommended to those readers who enjoy intelligently plotted domestic thrillers’ Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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
Emma Rous, bestselling author of The Au Pair
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
Kimberly Belle, internationally bestselling author of Stranger in the Lake
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!
KL Slater
A heart-pounding debut . . . Even avid suspense readers won't be able to predict all the twists. Cooper is off to a strong start
Publishers Weekly
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
Holly Miller
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.
Cath Weeks
If you loved Harlan Coben's The Stranger, this is the perfect pick
Woman & Home
The air is thick with the sound of chickens coming home to roost in this promising domestic noir debut
Mark Sanderson, The Sunday Times Crime Club
A gripping read with plenty of twists, Cooper's debut will keep you guessing throughout
A compelling story about secret pasts and private lives
Waitrose Magazine
If you want smart writing and a book that dashes all your theories on 'who dun it' The Downstairs Neighbour is your bag. I adored this book! So clever, so engaging, such heart
L.V. Matthews