The Child Next Door: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a brilliant twist Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07955ZTF7
- Publisher : Bookouture (March 29, 2018)
- Publication date : March 29, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 1422 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 284 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #39,002 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The Child Next Door by Shalini Boland
2 days is all it took for me to read this book. I was simply glued to it and could not put it down. Damn work did get in the way but I have to confess I sat in the carpark after work to finish it before going home.
It was brilliant. I couldn't figure out who did what at all in the book. The storyline was fantastic and her characters were solid and interesting. I quite enjoyed them.
It was my first time reading this authors work and I am hooked.
So what was it about?
Kirstie & Dom are a couple who have just had a baby Daisy. One day while Kirstie is looking after Daisy, she hears a man's voice on the baby monitor telling someone with him to grab the baby and run.
Kirstie of course panics and races up the stairs to check Daisy. But her baby is still sleeping and there is no one in the room with her.
Kirstie is baffled and upset that no one believes her when she tries to tell them what she heard. It's spooky and exciting all wrapped up in a nice bow for you.
It's a great price on Amazon at the moment.
Thank you to Bookouture and Shalini Boland Author for my copy of the book.
As with The Secret Mother, this is a tale of creeping paranoia set in a seemingly tranquil suburban setting. New mum Kirstie Rawlings is convinced that someone is trying to snatch her baby when she hears a man's voice on her baby monitor. It appears her fears are unfounded, but as other strange events occur – and husband Dom is less than supportive – Kirstie's world starts to unravel piece by piece. Secrets and lies lurk in every corner and threaten to rob her not only of her sanity, but also her precious daughter. Roll on July, and publication of The Silent Sister!
Top reviews from other countries
Kirstie and Dominic (Dom) live with their newborn daughter Daisy. She is a teacher on maternity leave. One night, she hears a voice on the baby monitor talking about getting the baby and leaving.
Who is it? There are no neighbours with a baby, as the police confirm. Suspects are weird neighbour Martin, who has secretly had a basement built, Stephen who is the headmaster of her school, her best friend Mel, who is always short of money. Not only that, her bitter enemy Tamsin has moved back into the area and wanted Dom for herself. A former pupil is sweet on Hannah (the headmaster's stepdaughter). Why does Dom stop off at Dora and Jimmy's house when training for a triathalon. Is he training at all?
It looks like Kirstie might be getting too close to the truth; she gets threats over the phone, her drink is spiked so that she appears drunk.
Shalini Boland's brilliant novel is highly recommended. Narrated by Kirstie, except for a certain part. The epilogue really is a shocker!
I thought Kirstie’s reaction was a bit over the top and not entirely believable but apart from that the story had me gripped.
There are twists and turns but I did guess the ending.
This was the first book I have read by this aurthor and I will definitely read more.
An absolutely fabulous read.