Suspects, Lesley Pearse

Suspects opening line: ‘What on earth has Harry got now?’ Maureen Willis asked her husband Rob, pointing to their Border Terrier, which appeared to have found something interesting a little way ahead of them under a bush.


My blurb:

There is something appealing about living in a cul-de-sac. The neighbours all know each other, and the area seems safe. And this is part of what draws Nina and Conrad Best to Willow Close. But the day they move in a child’s body is found. And if that was not bad enough, what follows is just horrific. Have they made the right move?

When Nina and Conrad move into their new home in Willow Close a body is discovered.
Hurrying inside, they see horrified neighbours gather by the police cordon – one of the residents has been attacked and brutally killed in the woods. Believing someone must have seen the murderer, the police interview all the residents and soon find out that each neighbour harbours their own secrets. They are far from what they initially seem and strange, even dark, things happen behind their closed doors.
Nina and Conrad had thought they’d found their dream neighbourhood. But have they moved into a nightmare?
My verdict:

Once I managed to get all of the neighbours straight in my head this turned out to be an easy read. It covers many facets of life and love and close neighbourhood living. Have you read this novel? If so, what was your impression?

Publishing information:
ISBN 9780241426630
Format Trade Paperback
Published July 2021

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.

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