BLOG TOUR: The Stranger Next Door by Adam Southward

“She was the perfect neighbour. Until she made a terrible accusation…”

Published on 27th May, The Stranger Next Door by Adam Southward follows Matt and Imogen who move out of the city in hope for a much-needed fresh start. Matt throws himself into his new job, but Imogen struggles to adjust to life in the suburbs. She’s grateful for the kind welcome from her new neighbour Nancy, and they soon become close friends. So when Nancy makes a shocking accusation, Imogen doesn’t know who to trust. This isn’t the first time Matt has found himself on the wrong end of a false accusation, but is Nancy hiding secrets of her own? As simmering tensions threaten to boil over, Imogen is in more danger than she realises. Can she uncover the truth before she loses everything?

Rating:

Today is my stop on the blog tour for this book. Thank you to Headline Publishing and NetGalley for a free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

A fast-paced and twisty thriller, The Stranger Next Door is a well written and exciting read that ticks all of your favourite thriller qualities.

As an avid reader of thrillers, there was a lot at the beginning that I had already sussed out as it is easy to see some of the deceptions. But I was still intrigued to carry on reading and enjoyed how the story progressed. By the end, I feel like Southward was only teasing me with the more common thriller traits to make the ending even more surprising, making you think you know where it’s going and then dropping a twist that will make you rethink everything.

And there’s certainly a lot that I didn’t predict! The ending is filled with suspense and is sure to leave you on a high note. There’s certainly a lot of fun to be had with it. The only reason I have given this book half star less than four is because I have read something similar so I did guess some of the twists. But this is no fault of Southward’s great writing, plotting, and characterisation, and I still think this will be a shocking read for others.

Details:

The Stranger Next Door by Adam Southward
Release Date: 27th May 2021
Print Length: 323 pages
Genre: Crime Thriller
Publisher: Headline

Synopsis:

She was the perfect neighbour. Until she made a terrible accusation. . .

When Matt and Imogen move out of the city, they’re hoping for a much-needed fresh start. Matt throws himself into his new job, but Imogen struggles to adjust to life in the suburbs. She’s grateful for the kind welcome from new neighbour Nancy, and they soon become close friends.

So when Nancy makes a shocking accusation, Imogen doesn’t know who to trust. This isn’t the first time Matt has found himself on the wrong end of a false accusation. . . but is Nancy hiding secrets of her own?

As simmering tensions threaten to boil over, Imogen is in more danger than she realises. Can she uncover the truth before she loses everything?

Praise:

‘A brilliant, twisty, read, that kept me reading late into the night’ SUE WATSON

‘All the very best ingredients for a perfect thriller! I thoroughly recommend it’ SAMANTHA HAYES

‘A fascinating and unputdownable thriller with a devious twist’ JOHN MARRS

‘I read it over two nights’ PATRICIA GIBNEY

About The Author:

Adam Southward is a philosophy graduate with a professional background in IT, working in both publishing and the public sector. He lives on the south coast of England with his young family.

Adam’s debut novel, TRANCE, was an Amazon bestseller, hitting number one in the UK Kindle charts on release.

Follow him on Twitter @adamsouthward and find out more at: https://www.adamsouthward.com/

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