When Alice and Leo move into a newly renovated house in The Circle, a gated community of exclusive houses, it is everything they’ve dreamed of. But appearances can be deceptive…
As Alice is getting to know her neighbours, she discovers a devastating, grisly secret about her new home, and begins to feel a strong connection with Nina, the therapist who lived there before.
Alice becomes obsessed with trying to piece together what happened two years before. But no one wants to talk about it. Her neighbours are keeping secrets and things are not as perfect as they seem…
The million-copy Sunday Times bestselling author B A Paris returns to her heartland of gripping psychological suspense in this powerful tale of a house that holds a shocking secret.
A Heart-Pounding Novel!
There’s one thing I’m always sure of when I read a B. A. Paris novel – I’m going to be kept right on the edge of my seat!
Alice and Leo are finally moving in together; not just in any old house, but a gated community of exclusive homes in London. It’s everything they could want but as Alice gets to know her new neighbours she discovers that a grisly crime took place there, and she can’t leave it alone. She needs to know more and begins to feel a connection to Nina, the murdered woman who lived in her home before her. But no-one will tell her what she wants to know and she’s quite sure that they know more than they’re letting on.
This one kept me reading not only into the night, but well into the early hours of the morning – I just couldn’t put it down. I HAD to know what was going on and it was like reading a riddle; each time I thought I had worked out who was guilty I was proved wrong but NEVER did I suspect the actual culprit! I felt as if I had gone through the wars with this one and was quite worn out by the final page – mind you, it was almost 3 a.m. A thoroughly satisfying read and one which, I suspect, will cement this author’s place at the top of the tree. A heart-pounding novel which had me quite scared at time and made me very glad to have my sleeping husband withing touching distance. Definitely worth all five sparkling stars and the very highest recommendation.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: psychological thriller
- Format: ebook, hardcover, audiobook
- Size: 352 pages
- Publisher: HQ
- Publication Date: 07 January 2021
- Book Details: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54587134
B.A. Paris is the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown. Her books have sold in 37 territories around the world.
She was brought up in England and moved to France where she spent some years working as a trader in an international bank before re-training as a teacher and setting up a language school with her husband. They have five daughters and have recently moved back to the UK.
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