The People at Number 9

The People at Number 9

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'An exciting, dark novel about friendship; brutally truthful and raw.' - Adele Parks

Meet the new neighbours. Whose side are you on?

When Gav and Lou move into the house next door, Sara spends days plucking up courage to say hello. The neighbours are glamorous, chaotic and just a little eccentric. They make the rest of Sara's street seem dull by comparison.

When the hand of friendship is extended, Sara is delighted and flattered. Incredibly, Gav and Lou seem to see something in Sara and Neil that they admire too. In no time at all, the two couples are soulmates, sharing suppers, bottles of red wine and childcare, laughing and trading stories and secrets late into the night in one another's houses.

And the more time Sara spends with Gav and Lou, the more she longs to make changes in her own life. But those changes will come at a price. Soon Gav and Lou will be asking things they've no right to ask of their neighbours, with shattering consequences for all of them...

Have you met The People at Number 9? A dark and delicious novel about envy, longing and betrayal in the suburbs...

Publisher: London : HQ, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., 2017.
ISBN: 9780008216870
Branch Call Number: FIC Evere
Characteristics: 313 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: People at number nine

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CatherineG_1 Aug 13, 2017

Sara and Neil lead a charmed life in a great neighbourhood. New neighbours Louise and Gavin move in and their lives start to change in small ways and then bigger and bigger.
The title of this book made me think it was a thriller which it was not. The author explores human weaknesses and frailty.
All the neighbours do learn that maybe the grass is not always greener, next door.
Surprising twist at the end!

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Xny555
Aug 11, 2017

Unfortunately, I found Sara annoying, in that she cannot see that she is being manipulated. So blatantly obvious. Not my favorite book by any stretch of the imagination.

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