Friday 7 February 2014

Book Beginnings On Fridays (The Killer Next Door)

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.


My book beginning is The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood and it's out now as an eBook and will be published in paperback in June. I've only just started this and have been looking forward to reading it as I loved her first novel The Wicked Girls


He checks his watch and downs the last of his coffee. "Okay. Miss Cheryl should be done with her fag break. Let's take you down to her."

She follows him down to the interview rooms and he surreptitiously checks his reflection in the wired glass of a door as he passes it. DI Cheyne's a bit older than he usually goes for, but she's a good-looking woman. Slightly hard faced, but a life in the MET doesn't make for a lot of childlike innocence. Women who understand your unorthodox working hours are few and far between; attractive ones even fewer.

The Killer Next Door 


Book Description:

No. 23 has a secret. In this gloomy, bedsit-riddled South London wreck, lorded over by a lecherous landlord, a horrifying collection quietly waits to be discovered. Yet all six residents have something to hide.

Collette is on the run from her ex-boss; Cher is an underage children's home escapee; lonely Thomas tries to make friends with his neighbours; while a gorgeous Iranian asylum seeker and a 'quiet man' nobody sees try to keep themselves hidden. And there for them all is Vesta, a woman who knows everything that goes on in the house - or thought she did.

Then in the dead of night, a terrible accident pushes the six into an uneasy alliance. But one of them is a killer, expertly hiding their pastime, all the while closing in on their next victim...


  1. This sounds like my kind of read. Enjoy!

    My Friday post:

  2. Great beginning! I would pick it up as this is my kind of read....

    Here is my Book Beginning post!

  3. Sounds like a lot of interweaving plots and unusual characters, which I love.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: HANK & CHLOE.

  4. Love mysteries.....THANKS for sharing.

    I didn't get a chance to do a post, but I just finished THE FEVER TREE. It is a beautiful, powerful, mesmerizing book. Reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, Shelfari, Booklikes, etc.

    Review will be on my blog along with a giveaway on February 21.

    Meanwhile, there are two giveaways on my blog if you want to stop by.


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