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Publisher's Summary

A number one best seller, perfect for fans of Her by Harriet Lane and In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware.
Two suburban women. Two dark secrets. The almost perfect murder.
Everybody needs good neighbours....
Melissa and Hester have lived next door to each other for years. When Melissa's daughter was younger, Hester was almost like a grandmother to her. But recently they haven't been so close.
Hester has plans to change all that. It's obvious to her that despite Melissa's outwardly glamorous and successful life, she needs Hester's help.
But taking help from Hester might not be such a good idea for a woman with as many secrets as Melissa.
©2016 Caroline Green (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic Reviews

"Gripped me from the start: Cass Green sensitively imagines your worst nightmare next door - a truly psychological thriller." (Claire Seeber)
"A creepy psychological exploration of the power of secrets to destroy your life." (Psychologies)
"The Girl on the Train meets Notes on a Scandal. I read it one sitting, totally gripped." (Erin Kelly)
"Twisty, tense and with a truly odious villain." (Eva Dolan)
"The Woman Next Door had me gripped from first page to last - completely under the spell of prim yet twisted narrator Hester, a pensioner with an exhilaratingly pitch-black heart of darkness beneath her twinset and pearls." (Ruth Ware, author of In a Dark Dark Wood)
"I couldn't put it down. It gripped me from the first page. The best psychological thriller I've read all year." (Suzy Greaves, editor, Psychologies)
"Cass Green storms onto the crime scene with this classic and compelling psychological thriller - Hester is a gloriously dark character who held me in her grip from the first page to the last." (Ava Marsh, author of Untouchable)
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By MarisaReads on 01-07-17

Biting, Beguiling, Will make you smile AND shudder

Plenty to love about this book. Melissa, beautiful wife to a doctor with TV fame and mom to a teenage daughter with issues, has a darker past she'd really like to keep secret. Hester, in her sixties, is widowed, lonely, and wishes she could reconnect to her neighbors, who she was once so close to. What went wrong? Hester couldn't be happier when she is accidentally invited to a party at Melissa's, but then witnesses an event that brings her too close to Melissa's darkest secrets. Hester is nothing if not helpful, and Melissa had better be gracious about it, or else...
Good narration, plenty of suspense, cringeworthy characters and overall a great mystery. Recommended!

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By cristina on 01-25-17

Very good story

The story starts off just ok: two neighbors, one more needy than the other. Then something happens that brings them closer than one of them wants. And then...twists as their backgrounds are revealed. Kept me hooked from beginning to end. The reader is outstanding.

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11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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By Miss Lesley Davidson on 01-28-17

brilliant gripping story

great read. gripping page Turning thriller.... lots of twists and turns throughout. great story line.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful


By Indigoleopard on 01-05-17

credit well spent.

beautifully descriptive e, brillintly narrated , exciting and crazy unexpected ending. a treat.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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By JacSearle on 03-08-17

Loved this book

Absolutely loved this book, great story and narration.....couldn't put it down, looking forward to another book by Cass Green.

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By Julia on 02-24-17

Hester is the busy body neighbor who just wants to spend too much time in your life

Who need friends when you have a neighbour like Hester who happy to help bury the body!!

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