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Today I am reviewing The Neighbour Upstairs by Kathryn Croft, published by Canelo.


Every decision has a consequence…

The break-up of Olivia’s marriage is hard on all involved, but especially her nine-year-old daughter, Ellie. They attempt to build a new life, and focus on the future. But Olivia is crushingly lonely, so when her new neighbour, Michael, extends the hand of friendship, it’s all she can do to stop herself clutching at it and never letting go.

Olivia has no idea how the course of her life will be altered by that choice.

Before long, Michael and Oliva are a couple. There are some difficulties making it work – after all, both parties have emotional baggage. Doesn’t everyone keep some secrets? If only Ellie could adjust, and Michael’s erratic sister, Chloe, didn’t keep bringing drama to their door.

But Olivia doesn’t listen to the warning signs before it’s far, far too late. By the time she realises something is badly wrong with the man she’s involved with, she cannot escape. The only way out is for the truth to explode like a bomb, shattering their lives, and ensuring no one caught in the middle will ever be the same again…

A compelling psychological thriller with an unforgettable ending from #1 bestseller Kathryn Croft. Perfect for readers who love Samantha Hayes, Alison James and S. E. Lynes.

“She is just he needs…He is everything she fears…”

The Neighbour Upstairs is a very dark and twisted read and quite the departure from the other books that I have read from Croft. The narrative is told in a second person perspective from our lead Olivia, as she sets out to start a new life with her daughter after the breakdown of her marriage.

Not long after moving into her new apartment, Olivia meets Michael. Straight away my hackles went up! I wanted to reach into my Kindle to pull her away from him all the while shouting DANGER DANGER! Talk about a toxic relationship. This one is off the charts!

The story held my interest throughout. The characters have been well created and play out their roles well. The twists and turns took me to places I didn’t see coming and made for a thrilling nail biting read in the lead up to its climax.

Thank you to Kathryn Croft, Canelo and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Neighbour Upstairs, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.


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Kathryn Croft is the bestselling author of seven psychological thrillers and to date she has sold over one million copies of her books. Her third book, The Girl With No Past spent over four weeks at number one in the Amazon UK chart, and she has also appeared on the Wall Street Journal‘s bestsellers list.

With publishing deals in fifteen different countries, Kathryn has just finished writing her eighth and ninth novels and is now working on book ten. After twelve years living in London, she now lives in Guildford, Surrey, the place she grew up, with her husband and two children.




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