The Child Next Door by Shalini Boland – Book Review

Wow! This book was intense from the start right through to the end. Very cleverly written the ending blew me away, I had no idea. All through the book I had an idea in my head but I was so wrong!

A few words that spring to mind when I think about this book are shocking, mind blowing, creepy and intense.

The Child Next Door is the sort of book that you can’t put down, you get sucked into the characters lives and you just have to keep reading to discover what is going to happen next. It really is unputdownable!

Reading a book like this really makes you wonder what’s going on in your own street, will I be eyeing up my neighbours with suspicion in the future. You never know what is going on behind closed doors.

I loved this book, I lapped up every page, it definitely deserves 5 stars. It’s a cracking read that I highly recommend.

Here is the publishers blurb:

‘Don’t take my baby.’

Kirstie Rawlings is jolted awake by a child crying. Racing upstairs to check on her new-born, she is plunged into every parents’ worst nightmare. She hears an unknown voice in the baby monitor, saying: ‘Let’s take the child – and go.’

Is someone trying to steal her little girl?

In the bedroom, her daughter is safe asleep in her cot. Is the voice coming from a nearby house? But there aren’t any other children living on her quiet country road…

The police don’t believe her. And neither does her husband.

Kirstie knows something isn’t right. She thought she could trust her neighbours, now she isn’t sure. As she unravels the secrets of the people living on her street, Kirstie’s perfect life begins to fall apart.

Because someone is hiding a terrible lie. And they will do anything to stop Kirstie uncovering the truth. But is the danger closer to home than she thinks?

From the top ten bestselling author of The Secret Mother, this completely gripping psychological thriller will make you wonder what really goes on behind closed doors. And will keep you guessing from the first page until the final shocking twist.

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