The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood is a deliciously, disturbing, exceptionally gruesome thriller.
Book Blurb: 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.
My Review: Having read Alex Marwoods other books and loved them I knew as soon as I started this it would be great. Full of unsavoury characters and a twisted serial killer The Killer Next Door is a gripping and dark psychological thriller.
About The Author: Raised by wolves, Alex Marwood passed her formative years in the lands beyond the Arctic circle, developing pack skills, excellent night vision and an ability to survive on raw protein. Ideally equipped for a life on Fleet Street, she then became a journalist.
Her first novel, The Wicked Girls, was published by Sphere, in 2012, and achieved widespread acclaim and word-of-mouth bestsellerdom. In 2013 it was shortlisted for an ITW award, and included in Stephen King’s Ten Best Books of the Year list. It was published by Penguin in the US in 2013, and is shortlisted for an Edgar Allen Poe award.
The Killer Next Door, described by The Sun as “nasty, compelling and original”, was released as an ebook in 2013, and will come out as a paperback in June 2014.
Alex herself is a figment of the imagination of the novelist and sometime journalist Serena Mackesy. If you’re interested in a more truthful biog, an FAQ and other books, visit her website