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The Book Club: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist

C. J. Cooper

7 Reviews

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Crime & mystery

How well do you really know your neighbours? An addictive, edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller for fans of THOSE PEOPLE by Louise Candlish, THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR by Shari Lapena and THE NEIGHBOUR by Fiona Cummins.

Can you trust the woman next door?


The book club was her idea, of course. Alice's.

It was her way into our group. A chance to get close.

I knew from the day she arrived that she couldn't be trusted.

And I was right.

Because Alice didn't come to the village for peace and quiet.

She came for revenge.

Absolutely love addictive psychological thrillers like THOSE PEOPLE, THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR and THE NEIGHBOUR? Then you will be hooked by this edge-of-your-seat novel about the dark secrets that the neighbours of one street are hiding.

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Praise for The Book Club: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist

  • I loved this book - tightly plotted, edge-of-seat gripping and likely to make you want to avoid book groups for the foreseeable future!

  • I raced through it - edgy, tense and wry with great foreshadowing. No one has ever asked me to join a book club - now I think it's for the best!

  • Just finished The Book Club and I for one am terrified of the woman next door!

  • I thoroughly enjoyed reading . . . a dark, twisty, claustrophobic read. I love those locked room novels (albeit locked village in this case!) . . . A thrilling psychological debut

  • Smart, sassy, The Book Club is Midsomer Murders meets Desperate Housewives. Immensely entertaining, the growing sense of menace - of 'where have I seen you before?' - grips and chills in equal measures. An excellent confident debut!

  • Intricately plotted, this gripping thriller is written with great style and has a host of wonderful characters to be loved and hated in equal measure

  • An irresistible slow descent into darkness, with twist upon twist upon twist. C.J. Cooper's page-turner debut kept on surprising me right to the end. Brava!

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C. J. Cooper

C. J. Cooper grew up in a small village in south Wales before moving to London as a student. She graduated with a degree in Ancient History and Egyptology and spent seven months as a development worker in Nepal. On her return to Britain she joined the civil service, where she worked for 17 years on topics ranging from housing support to flooding. She hung up her bowler hat when she discovered that she much preferred writing about psychotic killers to ministerial speeches. She lives in London with her husband and two cats.

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