It was the house of their dreams. Now it’s their worst nightmare . . .
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH
‘Spine-chilling’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘A well-plotted tale . . . Intriguing. Twisty. Surprising. Touching’ DOROTHY KOOMSON
‘Secrets, skeletons, mothers and daughters – and some absolutely corking twists! A cracking thriller, I loved it’ EVE CHASE
BODIES FOUND UNDER PATIO
When pregnant Saffron Cutler moves into 9 Skelton Place with boyfriend Tom and sets about renovations, the last thing she expects is builders uncovering a body. Two bodies, in fact.
Forensics indicate the bodies have been buried at least thirty years, which leads the police to question the cottage’s former owner – Saffy’s grandmother, Rose.
Rose’s Alzheimer’s means her memory is increasingly confused. She can’t help the police – but it is clear she remembers something.
A KILLER AT LARGE?
As Rose’s fragmented memories resurface, and the police dig ever deeper, Saffy fears she and the cottage are being watched . . .
What happened thirty years ago?
What part did her grandmother play?
And is Saffy now in danger? . . .
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‘This book has everything I love: murder, a taut and fiendishly clever plot and nail-biting tension’ EMMA CURTIS
‘Combines a tight, gripping, plot and truly shocking twist, with beautiful writing and emotion. A thriller with a heart’ NUALA ELLWOOD
‘A darkly absorbing mystery’ CRIME MONTHLY
‘Twisty, nail-biting, and utterly absorbing, you won’t be able to put The Couple at No. 9 down’ LOUISE O’NEILL
‘Expansive, emotional, with one of the very best end twists I’ve ever read. Douglas at her heart-stopping best’ GILLIAN MCALLISTER
‘Devotees of domestic noir will love the multiple perspectives and shifts in time that Claire Douglas uses to complicate her nervy narrative’ THE TIMES CRIME CLUB NEWSLETTER
‘The perfect gripping holiday read’ LESLEY PEARSE
Praise for Claire Douglas
‘Few people do psychological thrillers as claustrophobic and as creepy as Claire Douglas’ Tim Weaver, bestselling author of No One Home
‘Thrillingly tense and twisty’ B. A. Paris, bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors
‘Stunning . . . with a killer twist’ Closer
‘Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train’ Marie Claire
‘Twisty, exciting yet so very real’ Gillian McAllister, bestselling author of Anything You Do Say