4 Riverside Close by Diana Wilkinson #BookReview # DebutNovel #Bloodhound #4.5*

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How well do you know your neighbours?

When residents of a North London cul-de-sac enrol in a seemingly innocent social network, they soon find themselves embroiled in a murky web of sinister manipulation and murder.

From the outside, Caroline and Jason Swinton have an idyllic life. But when the cracks start to appear the residents of Riverside Close are drawn into a dangerous game.

When Jason’s body is discovered in a house on the close, everyone becomes a suspect.

Could his lovely wife be responsible for his murder?

Or do the neighbours have a motive for wanting him dead?

As the secret lives of those living on the Close are gradually revealed, it becomes clear that someone is hiding something they will stop at nothing to protect…

4 Riverside Close is a compelling psychological thriller with a touch of mystery. If you are a fan of authors like Clare Mackintosh, Lisa Jewell and Lesley Kara, you’ll love this unmissable debut.

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Full of Tension & Possibilities!      stars 4.5

What a great read! Full of tension and oozing with possibilities . . .

Caroline and Jason Swinton aren’t your usual young married couple; they have a novel way of making money. As their lives impact upon the residents of Riverside Close, we get an insight into the neighbourhood and when Jason’s body turns up in an unoccupied home, all bets are off as to who is responsible.

I’ve had this one on my kindle for some time, anticipating my summer break when I would have time to enjoy it and it was worth the wait! I’m not sure I’ll ever look at small cul-de-sac’s in the same way ever again – and you have no idea how I happy I am not to live in one! The author has created a very different scenario for her novel with a fantastic array of characters. The story pulled me in and I galloped through, eager to find out where it was going. There are a couple of very strong female characters in this one and at no time was it obvious where it was heading. A grand read and one I thoroughly enjoyed. This is a new author to me but I shall certainly be keeping an eye out for her other work. 4.5* from me and a definite recommendation.

I purchased this as an ebook online; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: psychological thriller
  • Format: ebook, paperback
  • Size: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Bloodhound
  • Publication Date: 30 March 2020
  • Links: Goodreads
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Author Bio

Diana Wilkinson

Diana graduated from Durham University with a degree in geography but after a short spell in teaching, has spent most of her working life in the business of tennis development.  A former Irish International player, tennis has always been a great passion.

Having finally stepped off the tennis court, Diana has become a full-time writer. The inspiration for much of her work has come through coaching tennis to hundreds of ladies over the years and from the intimate confidences shared over coffee.  She has met, observed and listened to women trapped in loveless marriages, abusive relationships and in the grip of obsessive love… although she does admit that no one has yet shared a personal murder story!

Her novels tackle the dark side of obsessive relationships. 4 Riverside Close is a psychological thriller set in the claustrophobic confines of a North London cul-de-sac. An online dating site sucks bored residents into a sinister web of seedy manipulation from which there is no escape.

Her second novel is called You Are Mine. When her lover disappears, Julia fears she will never find out what happened. However, ten years later, a night at the cinema reveals her search is over.

Diana currently lives in Hitchin in Hertfordshire with her family.

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