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Fear

by Dirk Kurbjuweit

Relationship Stories Thriller and Suspense

Fear Synopsis

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? You go to the police, but they 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? 

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Fear Press Reviews

Highly original and chilling - BOOKRIOT.COM

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

Thought-provoking and intelligent, calling into question our own values when dealing with those on the fringes of society.. Genuinely chilling, and a compelling read - ELIZABETH HAYNES, bestselling author of INTO THE DARKEST CORNER

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

FEAR shifts our moral codes. It makes us sympathetic to violent revenge, accessories to murder. Do we want the victim to survive? No, we don't. Long after I had put this book down I still didn't. A great achievement - HERMAN KOCH, bestselling author of THE DINNER

This creepy tale of obsession will make you wonder 'what would I do?' - SUNDAY MIRROR

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

Its layers of paranoia and memories are brilliantly done to play on every parents' deepest fears - including mine - FIONA BARTON, bestselling author of THE WIDOW

[An] uncomfortably close-to-home thriller... A powerfully disturbing read - SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB

If you liked WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, try FEAR by Dirk Kurbjuweit... Claustrophobic and unsettling - BBC NEWS

I'm intrigued by Dirk Kurbjuweit's novel FEAR, about a stalker living downstairs - LIONEL SHRIVER, Observer's Best Holiday Reads 2017

Kurbjuweit takes you right into the heart of darkness - MAIL ON SUNDAY

Something we've not seen before in contemporary crime fiction - GUARDIAN

Beautifully written, frightening and absorbing - THE TIMES

Wonderfully sinister. . . You'll never see your neighbours in the same light again - THE OBSERVER

Five stars - as intellectually stimulating as it is gripping -- Jake Kerridge - DAILY TELEGRAPH

Praise for FEAR, the most original thriller of 2018 for fans of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn, LULLABY by Leila Slimani and ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL by Sarah Vaughan: A terrific, original thriller, and a marvellous exploration of the psychology of menace - I loved it - JOANNE HARRIS

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781409172031
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781409172024
Publication date: 25/01/2018
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409172031
Publication date: 6th September 2018
Author: Dirk Kurbjuweit
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Relationship Stories, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About Dirk Kurbjuweit

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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