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Summary

Can you ever really know your neighbours? 

When human remains are found in a ground floor flat, the residents of Nelson Heights are shocked to learn that there was a dead body in their building for over three years. 

Sarah lives at the flat above and after the remains are found, she feels threatened by a stranger hanging around the building. 

Laura has lived in the building for as long as she can remember, caring for her elderly father, though there is more to her story than she is letting on. 

As the investigation starts to heat up, and the two women become more involved, it's clear that someone isn't telling the truth about what went on all those years ago.... 

©2019 Elisabeth Carpenter (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"Carpenter emerges as an addictive new talent." (Helen Fields)

"A wonderfully assured debut about every parent's darkest nightmare - expertly weaving a family's story together with a real sense of tension and some great twists. Highly recommended." (TM Logan, best-selling author of Lies)

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  • 08-03-21

I did eventually get into the book but....

It was a real slow starter. The characters were kind of hard to keep straight from each other in the early chapters since they were rather vanilla. I think I was a few hours in before I was able to keep track of which one Sarah was versus Laura. In the end I liked it but it’s not one of my favorites and if you want more action or character depth I don’t think this is for you

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  • Coach K.
  • 25-04-20

Loved It...Until the End.

Well, I loved this book until the ending. I was so disappointed in the conclusion because I figured it out. I kept expecting a twist and that I'd be wrong (which is what usually happens :). Not this time. Ms. Carpenter wove a great tale with the two perspectives of Sarah and Laura (liked them both!) but it sure fell short in the denouement.