The electrifying new thriller from the author of the Edgar-Award winning sensation The Wicked Girls, Alex Marwood.
No. 23 has a secret. In this bedsit-riddled south London wreck, lorded over by a lecherous landlord, something waits to be discovered. Yet all six residents have something to hide.
Collette and Cher are on the run; Thomas is a reluctant loner; while a gorgeous Iranian asylum seeker and a 'quiet man' nobody sees try to stay hidden. And watching over them all is Vesta - or so she thinks.
In the dead of night, a terrible accident pushes the neighbours into an uneasy alliance. But one of them is a killer, expertly hiding their pastime, all the while closing in on their next victim...
The Wicked Girls is utterly compelling. It's psychologically rich, complex and masterfully plotted. I couldn't put it down, even when I sensed it was taking me somewhere very dark indeed. I can't wait to see what Alex Marwood comes up with next - Jojo Moyes
Having read it and devoured every page, I really wish I'd written it! It was cleverly plotted and pacy, with all the storylines thundering towards a final, gripping conclusion. I loved it - Elizabeth Haynes on The Wicked Girls
The best thriller I've read since Sister. Taut, gritty and utterly compelling - Lisa Jewell on The Wicked Girls
Dark, twisty and full of good surprises and insights. Marwood has delivered a compelling debut crime novel - Daily Mail
A thriller that will have you compulsively flipping pages well into the small hours - Australian Women's Weekly
This incredible story will play on your mind. Two weeks after I read it, I can't stop thinking about it. The book of the year - The Sun on The Wicked Girls
I devoured The Wicked Girls over one weekend and loved it. I held my breath during the last few chapters - Erin Kelly
Brilliantly taut psychological thriller. One of the best debuts of 2012 - Bella
Alex Marwood is the pseudonym of a journalist who has worked extensively across the British press. She is the author of the word-of-mouth sensation The Wicked Girls, which won a prestigious Edgar Award, The Killer Next Door, which won the coveted Macavity Award, and The Darkest Secret, which was longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. She has also been shortlisted for numerous other crime writing awards and all three of her novels have been optioned for the screen. Alex lives in south London.