House
Simon Lelic

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Narrated By: Gemma Whelan, Adam Newington

Duration: 8 hours and 29 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The House by Simon Lelic, read by Adam Newington and Gemma Whelan.

THE PERFECT COUPLE. THE PERFECT HOUSE. THE PERFECT CRIME.

Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home: tons of space, the perfect location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it.

So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Syd chose to ignore it. That was a mistake.

Because someone has just been murdered. Right outside their back door.

And now the police are watching them...

Genre

Psychological thriller, Crime & mystery fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction

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A bundle of creepy chills, perfectly timed for Halloween . . . Read it

The Observer

An intricate and powerful thriller

Tana French

Creepy and totally gripping. A real page-turner. I loved it

Claire McGowan

Stephen King-like...At once a whodunit, a dark love story and a saga of three dysfunctional families The House continually and compellingly wrong-foots the reader, from its faux-gothic opening to its deftly worked ending

Sunday Times

Prepared to be scared. The House is a gripping psychological thriller. Simon Lelic knows how to turn the screw

Mari Hannah

A masterpiece of duplicity, a psychological thriller of the highest order...fans of he said/she said suspense will love this tense and gripping story. Highly recommended!

Karen Dionne, author THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER

Clearly influenced by the great Alfred Hitchcock, this is not so much a ghost story as an homage to the master's expert touch with dread

Daily Mail

A brilliantly tense and shocking thriller. I literally couldn't put it down!

Nuala Ellwood, author of My Sister's Bones

Deeply creepy . . . This clever, twisting plot, told in convincing voices, will haunt you in the very best way

The Sunday Mirror

An intriguing and suspenseful read

Cath Staincliffe

Lelic can plot like a demon

Guardian

This terrifying thriller sent shivers through me

Jane Corry, author of My Husband's Wife

A writer to whom attention must be paid

Independent

HUGELY GRIPPING AND SPOOKY AS HELL

Mark Billlingham

Taught, tense and terrifying, I loved it

Sharon Bolton

Really creepy and clever. I loved it.

Julia Crouch

A creepy and unnerving read

Guardian

Brilliantly dark and gripping...Plays on the fundamental fear that the building blocks of our existence - home, relationships, family - may not be as secure as we like to think

Thomas Mogford

DELICIOUSLY DARK AND CLEVER WITH A SATISFYING TWIST. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Mark Edwards

[A] gripping thriller . . . brilliant characters . . . and a clever, twisty plot