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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

I Know You're There by Sarah Simpson



The four inmates of the four flats seem like a very nice bunch of people. Differing ages, differing personalities but they all get on well. There are no hidden tensions or agendas. It seems so.

Natalie  permanently afraid of her bullying and father who is now in prison, sent there by her complaint. Morwenna motherly but with a past addiction and a fear that she killed her husband whom she was devoted to, Nigel serious and just right and then there is Daniel the young boy who is fearful and has everyone looking out for him. We have Mark their landlord who is also now in a relationship with Natalie.

Under the blithe surface all of them have secrets and when a series of anonymous postcards keep appearing in their flats and when Natalie always fears that there has been someone in her flat in her absence though she cannot pinpoint exactly why and how the house of cards begins to tumble. It is an exercise in living on the edge, fearful of shadows, fearful of the dark and now fearful and suspicious of your neighbour.

Fairly tense, living on the edge thriller. Nice characterization. Nice setting.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Aria.

3 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I like the sound of this one and seem to be drawn to this type of fiction lately.

carol said...

Sounds good. I like the idea of the four people and everything not being as easy and friendly as it seems.

Sue Jackson said...

This one sounds good! I hadn't heard of it yet, so thanks for the heads up!

Sue

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