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Discover the original psychological thriller as a sleep-deprived young mother struggles to stay sane, from author of Waterstones Thriller of the Month, Uncle Paul.
‘A lost masterpiece.’ Peter Swanson
‘A slow-burning chill of a read by a master of suspense.’ Janice Hallett
‘Sinister, witty and utterly compelling. A genius.’ Nicola Upson
‘The grandmother of psycho-domestic noir; Britain’s Patricia Highsmith.’ Sunday Times
Louise would give anything – anything – for a good night’s sleep. Forget the girls running errant in the garden and bothering the neighbours. Forget her husband who seems oblivious to it all. If the baby would just stop crying, everything would be fine.
Or would it? What if Louise’s growing fears about the family’s new lodger, who seems to share all of her husband’s interests, are real? What could she do, and would anyone even believe her? Maybe, if she could get just get some rest, she’d be able to think straight . . .
WINNER OF THE 1960 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST MYSTERY NOVEL
A lost masterpiece ... It chilled me to the core.
A master of suspense.
The grandmother of psycho-domestic noir ... Britain's Patricia Highsmith.
It grips like grim death.
Tightly plotted and admirably concise... Fremlin expertly ratchets up the tension, notch by notch.
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