Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins. (2019).

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The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins. (2019).

**3.5 out of 5 stars**

On a hot July day, Garrick and Olivia with their two children move into a house on The Avenue for a fresh start. They arrive in the middle of a frenzy: there is a local serial killer. The neighbours seem to be the picture of community spirit but everyone has secrets. After six months on the case with no real leads, the most recent murder has turned DS Wildeve’s life upside down and now she has a personal motive for hunting down the killer.

Let me just say, I don’t want to ever live in a street like this haha. Full of red herrings in relation to who the serial killer is, this street is full of people with dark secrets which makes you want to second guess your own neighbours. I liked this book well enough overall but I found some of the chapter changes a bit disconnected in that it felt like a rough transition between the various different point of views. I didn’t pick who was the serial killer so that was good, and the pace of the story moved fairly quickly. Even though all of the characters perspectives ended up coming together and making sense, at times it felt like there was too many characters to keep track of. I’d recommend this novel for those that enjoy the thriller genre.

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