About The Book
Their neighbours welcomed them with open arms. Now they’ve vanished without a trace.
Anna and Peter desperately need to escape London for a fresh start. And they’ve found just the place: a perfect house on a perfect street in a perfect new development on the Scottish coast. But before they’ve even unpacked, they discover that the community they’ve moved into might be keeping secrets of its own…
Eager to fit in, Anna and Peter spend their first evening with their new neighbours, a couple who turn up on their doorstep to welcome them with open arms. But when Anna pops over the next morning to thank them for their hospitality, there’s no answer. The house is bare and unoccupied, and the neighbours have vanished without a trace. What’s more, everybody else on the street is convinced that no one ever lived there at all.
As she battles a growing obsession with the mystery, Anna finds herself becoming increasingly paranoid. She thought she’d escaped her own troubled past, but as the truth catches up with her, life starts to unravel. Maybe she’s not the only resident of The Street with something to hide…
With thanks to the author for the copy received. I am a big fan of this author so was looking forward to reading her new book. The two main characters in the novel, Laura and Peter have moved to a seemingly close knit community in Scotland. You are aware that they are running from something, what that is slowly revealed the more you read. But what isn’t revealed as quickly is what was really happening within the neighbourhood. Nothing was as it seemed, nobody could be trusted, and initially, in all honesty I’d have run away from all of them.
But Laura isn’t one to accept everything she is told and carries on digging, despite being warned not to by her handler and an extremely annoying app that everyone in the neighbourhood had to have on their phones. If anything would encourage me not to carry a phone with me it would be this app. As the threat increased so did her determination to understand what was happening around her.
I have to say that I didn’t really like or have much sympathy for either Laura or Peter, especially when I realised why they had to move, but another couple featured in the background who I felt differently about. I couldn’t work out their connection at all at first but this was slowly revealed. These two were probably my favourite for many reasons. I can’t say why, or discuss that much about them, but they were the characters I thought about when not reading the book.
I would love to read a short story collection about all of the families who feature in this novel, just out of curiosity.