Creepy And Cleverly Constructed
The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins is a marvellous contemporary murder suspense that will have you glued as you try to guess the perpetrator.
The story has a complex plotline littered with many red herrings along the way. I suspected many but totally failed to guess the perpetrator. As the novel drew towards its conclusion, I read with heart in my mouth as the suspense and tension rose.
We ‘hear’ the voice of the murderer down the years and throughout as Fiona Cummins teases us with snippets of information.
The novel has distinct time periods of ‘now’ and ‘then.’ It is all very cleverly constructed to throw suspicion this way and that. At one point, I even suspected the ‘good’ guys!
The Neighbour was a compelling read that I read in just one sitting. It was a creepy thriller that you would not want to read alone at night.