The People Before
‘Charlotte Northedge turns the psychological thumbscrews with relish’ THE TIMES ‘I read through the night to finish this thriller about a dream country house that turns into a nightmare. Spooky, tense, richly atmospheric and profoundly moving’ ERIN KELLY What if your dream house became your worst nightmare? Jess and her husband need a new start. So when the chance to buy a rambling old house in the Suffolk countryside comes up, they leap at it. But not everyone in Suffolk is welcoming. The locals know a secret about the Maple House, and soon, Jess realises they’ve made a huge mistake. Something bad happened in that house. Something nobody wants to talk about. Something to do with the people before… PRAISE FOR CHARLOTTE NORTHEDGE: ‘Deliciously dark and totally twisted’ ERIN KELLY ‘Very acute on class, aspiration, women and status’ SARAH PERRY, author of THE ESSEX SERPENT ‘Dark, smart and classy’ GILLIAN MCALLISTER ‘Northedge is good at portraying the distinction between the real insecurities of some young women and the minor problems of the privileged type’ DAILY MAIL ‘Charlotte Northedge turns the psychological thumbscrews with relish’ THE TIMES ‘Full of twists, The House Guest spirals towards its dark conclusion, wrong footing the increasingly uneasy reader at every turn.’ THE OBSERVER ‘This twisty thriller is jam-packed with tense moments and a growing sense of unease’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
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