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Summary

A brilliantly creepy and utterly mesmerising novel about the neighbours from hell, from the author of the best-selling Lie with Me

One woman's secret is her neighbour's opportunity.

Ailsa Tilson moves with her husband and children to Trinity Fields in search of the new. 

New project - a house to renovate. New people - no links to the past. New friends - especially her next-door neighbour, the lonely Verity, who needs her help. 

Verity has lived in Trinity Fields all her life. She's always resisted change. Her home and belongings are a shield, a defence to keep the outside world at bay. But something about the Tilsons piques her interest. 

Just as her ivy creeps through the shared garden fence, so Verity will work her way into the Tilson family. 

And once they realise how formidable she can be, it might well be too late.

©2020 Sabine Durrant (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic reviews

"A masterly slow-burn gripper." (Louise Candlish)

"Deliciously sly yet also profoundly moving - a twisty game of cat and mouse that keeps the reader guessing at every step." (JP Delaney)

"'Pitch-perfect. I absolutely loved it." (Lucy Dawson)

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Waste of time and Credit

Definitely not "a brilliantly creepy utterly mesmerising novel" as described.

I found this very hard to listen to because it was so boring., nothing was really happening, but I carried on as I didn't have another book to listen to and there was hope that it might improve. It didnt.

The story was just random and hit and miss, it didnt flow. towards the end few chapters it was just noisey nonsense droning on in my ears.

description of the book sounded promising, totally misleading. should have been more like this:

Aisla a posh lady moves into a house with her arrogant idiot of a husband and her kids. Verity (a loner) lives next door. They sort of become friends, the husband becomes more annoying and arrogant, he moans because there are smells coming from Verity's house! Aisla then pops round to see Verity and is shocked to find the house rammed with junk, Verity is a complete serious hoarder and a bit of a tramp, Aisla offers to help her clear it, blah, blah, boring, nothing, more arrogant husband, my ears died.

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Dreadful, tedious rubbish

Sorry Sabine, loved everything else written by you, but this was a duff. Confusing, endless words about nothing, tedious dialog, absolute guff!

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Hard going

I bought this book mainly because I have always enjoyed narration by Juliet Stevenson but it was slow and boring. I tried to stay with it but finally gave up on chapter 15 !

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Much ado about nothing

I kept waiting for the big finish. No such thing here. Best thing about it was Maude the dog.

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dull dull dull

After 5 or 6 chapters I was ready to give up on this book. the only reason I didn't return it, is because it was a £3 sale purchase. so I persevered. and I persevered till the end, and sadly that's all I can call it. it was so dull, with nothing even remotely engrossing at all. a very dull listen

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Brilliant. Great story and read beautifully.

Juliet Steveson narrated this book and made it compelling and a joy to listen to.

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Finders keepers

It was a nice book good storyline. Narration was good. Worth a credit I think

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Brilliant

Another very cleverly crafted novel by Sabine Durrant, maybe my favourite… so far, a deliciously wicked but quite poignant character in Verity and as usual, a masterful delivery by Juliet Stevenson, what is there not to like? The dog wondered why our walks were so long the last few days! I would recommend to anybody and urge listeners who gave up to return to it!

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loved it

I belive juliet Stevenson could read the phone book and make it sound brilliant if she's the narrator I alway get the book this book was just as good in the story and the characters were so well rounded a superb listen

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Great characters engaging

Really enjoyed the main character in this - a sort of black comedy figure but believable

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Loved it!

Juliet Stevenson does a wonderful job with the narration of this intriguing tale, skilfully drip feeding titbits of pertinent, though often oblique, information into her seemingly mundane monologue.