Just finished – The Neighbour

Just finished – The Neighbour

The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins

Everyone on The Avenue has a secret, and as the story progresses through their eyes, the pieces of the puzzle slowly start to slot together.

Set in summertime Essex suburbia a string of unsolved murders have the police on heightened alert and the residents wondering when the next dead body will be found in the neighbouring woods.

The killer speaks to the reader from the start, and whilst you don’t know their identity, you know it’s just a matter of time before they are caught. Everyone on The Avenue has a secret, and as the story progresses through their eyes, the pieces of the puzzle slowly start to slot together as it leads up to its exciting climax.

The Neighbour kept me guessing most of the way through. The pacing was good, and the wonderfully descriptive prose made the mundanity of suburbia atmospheric and immersive. Whilst the ‘red herring’ was obvious, it still left me wondering whether they were actually the killer after all.

I would defninitley read Fiona Cummins again.

Written by Chris Richards View all posts by this author →

Welsh artist, writer, and photographer. Music lover, cloud watcher, ebook hoarder.

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