Come a Little Closer
Karen Perry

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Narrated By: Aoife McMahon, Julia Winwood, Aidan Kelley

Duration: 11 hours and 36 minutes

What to expect

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Leah is in love. It should be the happiest summer of her life, but she can't help feeling lonely with Jake's attention divided between her, his ex-wife and his young son. As insomnia sets in, the walls of their new basement flat feel as if they're closing in around her.
Until she meets her upstairs neighbour, Anton, who has recently moved back in after a long absence from the street. He's a sympathetic ear when Jake can't be, and even though others on the street seem strangely hostile towards him, Leah soon comes to rely on Anton and their secret conversations in the night.
Leah has no idea that fifteen years before, Anton was convicted of killing his wife. A wife who looked a little bit like Leah. He has always said he didn't do it.
Is Leah his redemption? Or is she befriending a killer intent on luring her closer and closer?
Leah is in love. It should be the happiest summer of her life, but she can't help feeling lonely with Jake's attention divided between her, his ex-wife and his young son. As insomnia sets in, the walls of their new basement flat feel as if they're closing in around her.
Until she meets her upstairs neighbour, Anton, who has recently moved back in after a long absence from the street. He's a sympathetic ear when Jake can't be, and even though others on the street seem strangely hostile towards him, Leah soon comes to rely on Anton and their secret conversations in the night.
Leah has no idea that fifteen years before, Anton was convicted of killing his wife. A wife who looked a little bit like Leah. He has always said he didn't do it.
Is Leah his redemption? Or is she befriending a killer intent on luring her closer and closer?

Genre

Psychological thriller, Crime & mystery: women sleuths, Crime & mystery: police procedural, Modern & contemporary fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction

Listen to a sample

A brilliant binge-read thriller with a real roller coaster of an ending

Heat

An intense drama. Perry has come up with a clever novel in which everyone is hiding something, and keeps the reader guessing

Sunday Times

Original and impressively contemporary with an excellent final twist

Daily Mail

Stunning

Full of intrigue and incident and keeps us guessing until the very last page

Cleverly written. A tense domestic thriller that is full of surprises

Irish Mail on Sunday

Delightfully slippery thriller. It expertly conjures up an intense sense of claustrophobia as well as delivering some deftly crafted surprises

The People

This slippery thriller conjures an intense sense of claustrophobia, delivering some deftly crafted surprises

Sunday Mirror

Tense, unpredictable, blending a thriller with an intimate family story to produce a most compelling read

Perry is excellent at ratcheting up the tension at just the right moment, and the pages just keep turning at a rate of knots

Connaught Telegraph

One of the most richly satisfying psychological thrillers of the year, a book that hooks the reader from the first page

Irish Independent

Builds to an incredibly tense finale before delivering an amazing final twist

Sunday Mirror

Slick, engrossing, twisted and addictive. Domestic crime drama at its best. Highly recommended

Jo Spain

Like Gone Girl . . . it's the most gripping thing I've read for ages

Evening Standard

Beautifully written, with just the right balance of teasing the reader with clues and hitting them with revelations

Telegraph

Unputdownable, leading to a stunning conclusion you won't see coming

Truly remarkable . . . Grips your heart from the first pages and simply never lets go

Praise for Karen Perry

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Reminiscent of Du Maurier's Rebecca . . . Intriguing, compelling and shocking, Perry pulls you into a web of deceit that will enthralled and entertain you. I loved it.

Liz Nugent

Nicely paced and twisty, this welcome addition to the new trend of 'noxious neighbours' fiction will have you questioning what really goes on behind closed doors

Crime Monthly

If you're a fan of menacing psychological thrillers that chill to the bone, this book is for you

It's that most powerful thing, a beautifully written mystery driven by its exploration of the characters' innermost hearts

Genuinely surprising

Guardian

Don't be surprised if you devour it in one sitting