The Killer Next Door

  • by Alex Marwood
  • Narrated by Imogen Church
  • 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The electrifying new thriller from the author of the word-of-mouth best-selling sensation The Wicked Girls, Alex Marwood.
No. 23 has a secret. In this bedsit-riddled south London wreck, lorded over by a lecherous landlord, something waits to be discovered. Yet all six residents have something to hide. Collette and Cher are on the run; Thomas is a reluctant loner; while a gorgeous Iranian asylum seeker and a 'quiet man' nobody sees try to stay hidden. And watching over them all is Vesta - or so she thinks.
In the dead of night, a terrible accident pushes the neighbours into an uneasy alliance. But one of them is a killer, expertly hiding their pastime, all the while closing in on their next victim.... As a cloying heatwave suffocates the city, events build to an electrifying climax in this dark, original, and irresistibly compelling thriller.

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What the Critics Say

"If you read Alex Marwood's The Wicked Girls, her new one - The Killer Next Door - is even better. Scary as hell. Great characters." (Stephen King)
"Utterly gripping; Marwood's ability to show the sinister side of everyday life is unparalleled." (Jenny Colgan)
"Nasty, compelling, and original, the author has done it again with her second novel." (The Sun)

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Customer Reviews

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Bedsit Land Bedlam

If you could sum up The Killer Next Door in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, Stomach Churning & Satisfying


What other book might you compare The Killer Next Door to, and why?

Can't think of another book quite like this


Which scene did you most enjoy?

I really liked the aftermath of the landlords demise, how all the other characters worked together to help each other and especially Vesta.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, Cher made me laugh and cry as did Colette's response to her mother's death.


Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the entire book, felt like I knew the characters well enough to really care what happened to them. I thought the narration was excellent and there were a couple of surprises so it was definitely not predictable.

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- Linda "Say something about yourself!"

Not my cup of tea

Too gory for me! I had to return the book before I could finish it.
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- Phyllis Smith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-06-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK