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  • Published: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241296547
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

The House

The BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick




STEP INSIDE...
IF YOU DARE

Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home: tons of space, the perfect location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it.

So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Syd chose to ignore it. But that was a mistake.

Because a body has been discovered.
Right outside their back door.

And now the police are watching them...

  • Published: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241296547
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Simon Lelic

Simon Lelic is the author of seven highly acclaimed thrillers: Rupture (winner of a Betty Trask Award and shortlisted for the John Creasey Debut Dagger), The Facility, The Child Who (longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger), The House, The Liar's Room, The Search Party and The Hiding Place. He has also written The Haven series for younger readers, twice shortlisted for the CrimeFest awards.

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Praise for The House

A writer to whom attention must be paid

Independent

An intricate and powerful thriller

Tana French

Really creepy and clever. I loved it.

Julia Crouch

An intriguing and suspenseful read

Cath Staincliffe

Creepy and totally gripping. A real page-turner. I loved it

Claire McGowan

Brilliantly dark and gripping...Plays on the fundamental fear that the building blocks of our existence - home, relationships, family - may not be as secure as we like to think

Thomas Mogford

Taught, tense and terrifying, I loved it

Sharon Bolton

Lelic can plot like a demon

Guardian

This terrifying thriller sent shivers through me

Jane Corry, author of My Husband's Wife

A brilliantly tense and shocking thriller. I literally couldn't put it down!

Nuala Ellwood, author of My Sister's Bones

HUGELY GRIPPING AND SPOOKY AS HELL

Mark Billlingham

Prepared to be scared. The House is a gripping psychological thriller. Simon Lelic knows how to turn the screw

Mari Hannah

A masterpiece of duplicity, a psychological thriller of the highest order...fans of he said/she said suspense will love this tense and gripping story. Highly recommended!

Karen Dionne, author THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER

[A] gripping thriller . . . brilliant characters . . . and a clever, twisty plot

The People

Deeply creepy . . . This clever, twisting plot, told in convincing voices, will haunt you in the very best way

The Sunday Mirror

A bundle of creepy chills, perfectly timed for Halloween . . . Read it

Thriller of the Month, The Observer

Clearly influenced by the great Alfred Hitchcock, this is not so much a ghost story as an homage to the master's expert touch with dread

Daily Mail

Stephen King-like...At once a whodunit, a dark love story and a saga of three dysfunctional families The House continually and compellingly wrong-foots the reader, from its faux-gothic opening to its deftly worked ending

Sunday Times

DELICIOUSLY DARK AND CLEVER WITH A SATISFYING TWIST. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Mark Edwards

A creepy and unnerving read

Guardian

The heart-stopping thriller about a husband and wife who are hiding something from each other...and from you. This book won't let you go until you've found out the truth. Perfect for fans of Erin Kelly, Gillian Flynn and Fiona Barton.

From the publisher

HUGELY GRIPPING AND SPOOKY AS HELL

Mark Billlingham

'O.M.G . I just devoured this gem...Perfect execution of a psychological thriller right here'

Reader review

[A] gripping thriller . . . brilliant characters . . . and a clever, twisty plot

The People

Deeply creepy . . . This clever, twisting plot, told in convincing voices, will haunt you in the very best way

The Sunday Mirror

A bundle of creepy chills, perfectly timed for Halloween . . . Read it

Thriller of the Month, The Observer

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