Friday, June 21, 2019

Six top novels featuring bad neighborhoods

Louise Candlish was born in Hexham, Northumberland, and grew up in the Midlands town of Northampton. She studied English at University College London and worked as an illustrated books editor and copywriter before writing fiction. Her novels include the thriller Our House, winner of the British Book Awards 2019 Crime & Thriller Book of the Year, and the new book, Those People.

One of six novels favorite novels featuring bad neighbors Candlish tagged at CrimeReads:
Watching You by Lisa Jewell

Melville Heights is a hilltop parade of twenty-seven colorfully painted Victorian villas in a sought-after quarter of Bristol, perfect for surveying the comings and goings of those who live below—and next door. Joey Mullen’s obsession with charismatic headmaster Tom Fitzwilliam begins harmlessly enough, but Joey is not the only one watching her neighbors in this expertly-clued, character-rich puzzle.
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--Marshal Zeringue