Fear (Paperback)
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Fear (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 06/09/2018
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Insidiously oppressive and profoundly creepy, Kurbjuweit’s uncompromising psychological thriller takes the ‘neighbour from hell’ trope and ramps up the tension to almost unbearable levels. Exploring themes of obsession, delusion and vigilante violence, Fear is a masterly chiller to read with the lights on.     

How far would you go to protect your family?

Family is everything. So what if yours was being terrorised by a neighbour - a man who doesn't listen to reason, whose actions become more erratic and sinister with each passing day?

You go to the police, but they can't help you. You become afraid to leave your family at home alone. But there's nothing more you can do to protect them.

Or is there...?

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409172031
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 288 g
Dimensions: 201 x 179 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A terrific, original thriller, and a marvellous exploration of the psychology of menace - I loved it.' - Joanne Harris

'Five stars - as intellectually stimulating as it is gripping.' - Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph

'Wonderfully sinister. . . You'll never see your neighbours in the same light again.' - The Observer

'Beautifully written, frightening and absorbing.' - The Times

'Something we've not seen before in contemporary crime fiction.' - Guardian

'Kurbjuweit takes you right into the heart of darkness.' - Mail on Sunday

'I'm intrigued by Dirk Kurbjuweit's novel FEAR, about a stalker living downstairs.' - Lionel Shriver, Observer's Best Holiday Reads 2017

'If you liked We Need to Talk About Kevin, try Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit... Claustrophobic and unsettling.' - BBC News 

'[An] uncomfortably close-to-home thriller... A powerfully disturbing read.' - Sunday Times Crime Club

'Its layers of paranoia and memories are brilliantly done to play on every parents' deepest fears - including mine.' - Fiona Barton, bestselling author of The Widow

'Addictive... There's a twist at the end that is worth waiting for.' - Independent

'This creepy tale of obsession will make you wonder 'what would I do?' -  Sunday Mirror

'Fear shifts our moral codes. It makes us sympathetic to violent revenge, accessories to murder. Do we want the victim to survive? No, we don't. Long after I had put this book down I still didn't. A great achievement.' - Herman Koch, bestselling author of The Dinner

'A must-have new read.' - Daily Express

'I loved it. So rich and claustrophobic. An unsettling tale of merciless self-scrutin.' - Renee Knight, Sunday Times bestselling author of Disclaimer

'A terrifying study of a family threatened by the tenant living downstairs.' -  Woman & Home

'Fear grips you from the get-go. A creeping, creepy and darkly-hued tale of family, fatherhood and failure, it is also a deliciously suspenseful thriller, an intelligent investigation into guilt and a superb slice of bourgeois domestic noir.' - Stav Sherez, author of A Dark Redemption

'Thought-provoking and intelligent, calling into question our own values when dealing with those on the fringes of society.. Genuinely chilling, and a compelling read.' - Elizabeth Haynes, bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner

'Fear is a smart, psychologically complex and morally acute fable decked out in the garb of an intricate thriller... [and] a wry, complex, at times disturbing survey of middle-class life.' - Sydney Morning Herald

'The most original thriller of the year.' - Net Galley 

'Highly original and chilling.' - Book Riot

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“Gets your under skin.....”

Fear questions our moral code ; would you die for your family or would you kill for them ?

It is utterly grasping page turner, so good that literally gets your under skin and makes you forget about anything else as... More

Hardback edition
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“This thriller will give you nightmares!”

This is such a unique quirky read but it is also the first read this year to give me literal nightmares!
The plot and themes really get inside your head.
Fear is written by German author Dirk Kurbjweit and loosely... More

Hardback edition
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“Chilling crime novel, unlike anything I have read before!”

I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of this book and was hooked from page 1. You know the ending the within the first few pages and then you are lead through the run up to the book's main tragic event.... More

Hardback edition
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