The Killer Next Door

Ever wondered about who your neighbor really is? Well, don't look too closely, you may just find out something you wish you never knew.

"The Killer Next Door" is a book about the residents of 23 Beulah Grove that will make you say, "What? No way, no she didn’t, uh..." Or maybe that was just what it did to me.

The book had a decent opening, but just when I thought it wasn't enough to keep me interested, it hit me. Throughout the entire story, I was rooting for the killer and must admit I am a bit disappointed by the ending and feel as if it was a slapstick ending either because of the publisher or the writer. Overall, the book was well-written and the voices of most of the characters were well-voiced, except maybe the main character, whoever she is. I wasn't certain sometimes who the main character actually was.

If you want a book that speaks volumes about the killer next door, and still wish for a happy ending, this book is for you.

Book Blurb for The Killer Next Door

A taut new psychological thriller from the Edgar Award?winning author of The Wicked Girls

Alex Marwood’s debut novel, The Wicked Girls, earned her lavish praise from the likes of Stephen King, Laura Lippman, and Erin Kelly, and won the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. Now Marwood’s back with a brilliant, tightly paced thriller that will keep you up at night and make you ask yourself: just how well do you know your neighbors?

Everyone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be renting rooms in a dodgy old building for cash?no credit check, no lease. It’s the kind of place you end up when you you’ve run out of other options. The six residents mostly keep to themselves, but one unbearably hot summer night, a terrible accident pushes them into an uneasy alliance. What they don’t know is that one of them is a killer. He’s already chosen his next victim, and he’ll do anything to protect his secret.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2014 3.50