The Couple at No 9 (Paperback)
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It was the house of their dreams. Now it's their worst nightmare . . .

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH

'Spine-chilling' SUNDAY TIMES
'A well-plotted tale . . . Intriguing. Twisty. Surprising. Touching' DOROTHY KOOMSON
'Secrets, skeletons, mothers and daughters - and some absolutely corking twists! A cracking thriller, I loved it' EVE CHASE
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BODIES FOUND UNDER PATIO

When pregnant Saffron Cutler moves into 9 Skelton Place with boyfriend Tom and sets about renovations, the last thing she expects is builders uncovering a body. Two bodies, in fact.

POLICE INVESTIGATE

Forensics indicate the bodies have been buried at least thirty years, which leads the police to question the cottage's former owner - Saffy's grandmother, Rose.

OWNER QUESTIONED

Rose's Alzheimer's means her memory is increasingly confused. She can't help the police - but it is clear she remembers something.

A KILLER AT LARGE?

As Rose's fragmented memories resurface, and the police dig ever deeper, Saffy fears she and the cottage are being watched . . .

What happened thirty years ago?
What part did her grandmother play?
And is Saffy now in danger? . . .
_________

'This book has everything I love: murder, a taut and fiendishly clever plot and nail-biting tension' EMMA CURTIS

'Combines a tight, gripping, plot and truly shocking twist, with beautiful writing and emotion. A thriller with a heart' NUALA ELLWOOD

'A darkly absorbing mystery' CRIME MONTHLY

'Twisty, nail-biting, and utterly absorbing, you won't be able to put The Couple at No. 9 down' LOUISE O'NEILL

'Expansive, emotional, with one of the very best end twists I've ever read. Douglas at her heart-stopping best' GILLIAN MCALLISTER

'Devotees of domestic noir will love the multiple perspectives and shifts in time that Claire Douglas uses to complicate her nervy narrative' THE TIMES CRIME CLUB NEWSLETTER

'The perfect gripping holiday read' LESLEY PEARSE

Praise for Claire Douglas

'Few people do psychological thrillers as claustrophobic and as creepy as Claire Douglas' Tim Weaver, bestselling author of No One Home

'Thrillingly tense and twisty' B. A. Paris, bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors

'Stunning . . . with a killer twist' Closer

'Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train' Marie Claire

'Twisty, exciting yet so very real' Gillian McAllister, bestselling author of Anything You Do Say

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781405943406
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Spine-chilling . . . Douglas writes sensitively about dementia in this heartbreaking novel about how far a desperate woman will go to survive

* Sunday Times *
This book has everything I love: murder, a taut and fiendishly clever plot and nail-biting tension -- Emma Curtis
A darkly absorbing mystery * Crime Monthly *
Combines a tight, gripping plot and truly shocking twist, with beautiful writing and emotion. A thriller with a heart. One of the best I have read in a long time -- Nuala Ellwood
Secrets, skeletons, mothers and daughters - and some absolutely corking twists! A cracking thriller, I loved it -- Eve Chase, author of The Glass House
A well-plotted tale. All the characters are hiding things and you're often waiting for the next secret to blow up. Intriguing. Twisty. Surprising. Touching. Enjoyed it -- Dorothy Koomson
Devotees of domestic noir will love the multiple perspectives and shifts in time that Claire Douglas uses to complicate her nervy narrative * The Times Crime Club Newsletter *
Tense, twisty, fraught with emotion and packed with secrets, The Couple at No. 9 is Claire's best thriller yet -- Gilly Macmillan
This well-paced thriller never lets up the pace, and delivers a twist that it's unlikely you will have seen coming * Choice Magazine *
Dense and deeply creepy, this is a top-class chiller * Real People *
Expansive, emotional, with one of the very best end twists I've ever read. Douglas at her heart-stopping best -- Gillian McAllister
Gripping, twisty and hold-your-breath tense, this is Claire Douglas's best book yet -- Tim Weaver
Twisty, nail-biting, and utterly absorbing, you won't be able to put The Couple at No. 9 down -- Louise O'Neill
Another page-turner . . . Twisty * New *
Absolutely LOVED it. Twisty, turny and full of surprises. A definite 5 star -- Angela Marsons
Claire is a mistress at weaving the reader into a web of domestic deceit -- Jane Corry
Fabulous. It had me reading late into the night, desperately needing to see what happens * Good Housekeeping *
The perfect gripping holiday read -- Lesley Pearse
Praise for Claire Douglas * - *
Thrillingly tense and twisty * bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors *
Stunning . . . with a killer twist * Closer *
Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train * Marie Claire *
Twisty, exciting yet so very real
Few people do psychological thrillers as claustrophobic and as creepy as Claire Douglas * Tim Weaver *

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“Disappointing second half”

I was really enjoying this book, the first half was excellent, maintaining the pace well and keeping a good sense of threat throughout.

But then it just began to get more and more farfetched. I just couldn't... More

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“Tense thriller”

Just Like The Other Girls
Author: Claire Douglas
Publisher: Penguin Michael Joseph
Publication Date: 6 August 2020

Tense, gripping and full of twists with an unpredictable and satisfying ending, I loved this book.... More

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“Another Claire Douglas Masterpiece”

I have read a number of books by Claire Douglas and not been disappointed. This is my favourite to date. The sign of a good thriller is when, at no point in the book do you have a clue "who dunnit?" and... More

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