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Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit
  

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Revenge is a dish best served cold. Fear is a brilliant debut, a menacing tale of a family’s chilling journey, of a man’s best attempts to protect his loved ones. When all else fails, he takes things into his own hands. And who can blame him? Not me. This is an alarming, creepy story that challenges our traditional values and all that we hold dear. ~ Charlotte Walker

Synopsis

Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit

You'd die for your family. But would you kill for them?

Family is everything. So what if yours was being terrorised by a neighbour - a man who doesn't listen to reason, whose actions become more erratic and sinister with each passing day? And those you thought would help - the police, your lawyer - can't help you. You become afraid to leave your family at home alone. But there's nothing more you can do to protect them. Is there?

Reviews

[An] uncomfortably close-to-home thriller' - Sunday Times Crime Club

A terrific, original thriller - I loved it Joanne Harris

I'm intrigued by Dirk Kurbjuweit's novel FEAR, about a stalker living downstairs - Lionel Shriver

'If you liked We Need to Talk About Kevin try Fear - BBC News

'Brilliantly done to play on every parents' deepest fears' - Fiona Barton, bestselling author of The Window

Fear makes us sympathetic to violent revenge, accessories to murder - Herman Kock, author of The Dinner

Thought-provoking, intelligent and genuinely chilling. It's quite possible that we are all just a few provocations away from cold-blooded murder - Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner

The most original thriller of the year Netgalley

Fear is a smart, psychologically complex and morally acute fable decked out in the garb of an intricate thriller... [and] a wry, complex, at times disturbing survey of middle-class life Sydney Morning Herald

Fear grips you from the get-go. A creeping, creepy and darkly-hued tale of family, fatherhood and failure, it is also a deliciously suspenseful thriller, an intelligent investigation into guilt and a superb slice of bourgeois domestic noir Stav Sherez, author of A Dark Redemption

A terrifying study of a family threatened by the tenant living downstairs Woman & Home

I loved it. So rich and claustrophobic. An unsettling tale of merciless self-scrutiny Renee Knight, Sunday Times bestselling author of Disclaimer

A must-have new read Daily Express

Addictive... There's a twist at the end that is worth waiting for Independent

Something we've not seen before in contemporary crime fiction Guardian

About the Author

Dirk Kurbjuweit is deputy editor-in-chief at German current affairs magazine Der Spiegel, where he has worked since 1999, and divides his time between Berlin and Hamburg. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the Egon Erwin Kisch Prize for journalism, and is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels, many of which, including FEAR, have been adapted for film, television and radio in Germany. FEAR is the first of his works to be translated into English.

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Book Info

Publication date

25th January 2018

Author

Dirk Kurbjuweit

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Hardback
304 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Debuts of the Month
Literary Fiction
Relationship Stories
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781409172024

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