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  • Published: 29 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529124767
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

The People Next Door

Nail-biting suspense: what happens when the people next door know all your secrets - but you know none of theirs ... By the number one bestselling author of Man and Boy and the Max Wolfe crime series.

Lana and Roman Wade have fled the city for a little corner of paradise, exchanging their flat with its unhappy memories for a small honey-coloured house among the rolling green hills of Oxfordshire. Their new home, set in a residential Close known as The Gardens, is their dream and their new neighbours are charming.
So why is Lana feeling so uneasy?

Lana and Roman may seem like an attractive, popular couple. But they are also a couple with a secret; a secret buried in the life they have left behind, a secret they have shared with no-one.

But their new neighbours - these charming, affluent men and women in the Gardens - have secrets of their own.
Terrible secrets; unimaginable secrets that include the apparently happy family who lived - and tragically died - in Lana and Roman's new home.

As Lana struggles to adjust to her new life in Paradise, she becomes convinced that her new neighbours are hiding something from her, something connected with the deaths of the family who lived in her house before she did, something that could put her own life in danger...

The People Next Door is a psychological thriller full of twists and turns, a murder mystery wrapped in a love story, and a love story wrapped in a murder mystery. It is about the secrets we all keep - and what we will do for love.

  • Published: 29 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529124767
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Tony Parsons

Tony Parsons left school at sixteen and his first job in journalism was at the New Musical Express. His first journalism after leaving the NME was when he was embedded with the Vice Squad at 27 Savile Row, West End Central. The roots of the DC Max Wolfe series started here.

Since then he has become an award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist whose books have been translated into more than forty languages. The Murder Bag, the first novel in the DC Max Wolfe series, went to number one on first publication in the UK. All of the DC Max Wolfe novels have been Sunday Times top five bestsellers.

Tony lives in London with his wife, his daughter and their dog, Stan.

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Praise for The People Next Door

'The People Next Door is a thrilling domestic mystery, gripping from intriguing opening to devastating finish. It's a novel about the deadly secrets kept by our neighbours, our friends and even the houses we live in. It's creepy, paranoid and shocking. I loved it.'

Alex Michaelides

'The People next Door is an absolute triumph. I inhaled this book in just a couple of sittings. A creeping tale of hidden secrets that crackles with tension like static electricity. Full of gasp-inducing twists and a breath-taking climax. Just brilliant.'

Neil Lancaster

Tense and human


Brilliant stuff


Eye-widening twists


Relentless, evocative and compelling


Puts you right there in every scene he writes


Emotionally powerful, beautifully written


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