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The People at Number 9 (Hardback)
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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 06/04/2017
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`An exciting, dark novel about friendship; brutally truthful and raw.' - Adele Parks

Meet the new neighbours. Whose side are you on?

When Gav and Lou move into the house next door, Sara spends days plucking up courage to say hello. The neighbours are glamorous, chaotic and just a little eccentric. They make the rest of Sara's street seem dull by comparison.

When the hand of friendship is extended, Sara is delighted and flattered. Incredibly, Gav and Lou seem to see something in Sara and Neil that they admire too. In no time at all, the two couples are soulmates, sharing suppers, bottles of red wine and childcare, laughing and trading stories and secrets late into the night in one another's houses.

And the more time Sara spends with Gav and Lou, the more she longs to make changes in her own life. But those changes will come at a price. Soon Gav and Lou will be asking things they've no right to ask of their neighbours, with shattering consequences for all of them...

Have you met The People at Number 9? A dark and delicious novel about envy, longing and betrayal in the suburbs...

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008216870
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`An exciting, dark novel about friendship; brutally truthful and raw.' - Adele Parks

`This was clever, relentless and utterly recognisable. I absolutely loved it!' - Katie Fforde

`Very occasionally, a novel that's not in the crime genre grips me as much as the best thrillers do. The People at Number 9 held me in its vice-like grip from first page to last. It's a fascinating analysis of an unhealthy friendship based on insecurity and delusion, and the characters are so vividly drawn that I sympathised with them and despaired of them in equal measure.' - Sophie Hannah

`Excruciating yet unputdownable, this is domestic noir at its most gripping.' - Woman & Home

'A cautionary tale of what happens when you get caught up with the in-crowd... razor sharp dialogue, detail straight out of a Sunday supplement and a gimlet eye for social comedy. The characters and the games they play are instantly recognisable to anyone who has stood at the school gates and felt slightly out of place. I gulped it down quicker than a dirty Martini.' - Veronica Henry

`Beady insights into female friendship. Irresistible, excruciating and unputdownable.' - Fanny Blake

`Incisively witty, painfully true... draws the reader in with the voyeuristic joy of gossiping about our friends and neighbours, with a shocking sting in the tail to catch us all out.' - Samantha King

`I LOVED it. Such an unsettling read, with a whole grass-is-greener vibe that makes it really quite creepy. The People at Number 9 has a really voyeuristic feel - like spying on your neighbours through a window. Perfect reading for a cold, dark night!' - Lisa Hall

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“Unique”

Rather a unique novel......you are quickly hooked into their lives and the decisions they make along the way....
Perhaps agreeing with the same couple all the time, perhaps switching sides as the story unfolds...
pick... More

Hardback edition
8th January 2017
Helpful? Upvote 45

“Disappointing”

I was so disappointed while reading this book. Sara and Neil have new next door neighbours, Gav and Lou. Although the couples are not introduced to each other for several days they quickly become best of friends,... More

Paperback edition
2nd November 2017
Helpful? Upvote 3

“Funny satire on middle class parents”

This was really enjoyable, feels like a psychological thriller but without the crime and it's well written. Really quite funny, it happily takes the mick out of middle class parents and the extent we go to to... More

Paperback edition
2 similar books recommended
13th September 2017
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