The Couple at No 9

by Claire Douglas

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Crime and Mystery Family Drama Literary Fiction Thriller and Suspense

The Couple at No 9 Synopsis

It was the house of their dreams. Until the bodies were found . . .


When pregnant Saffron Cutler moves into 9 Skelton Place with boyfriend Tom and sets about renovations, the last thing she expects is builders uncovering a body. Two bodies, in fact.


Forensics indicate the bodies have been buried at least thirty years, which leads the police to question the cottage's former owner - Saffy's grandmother, Rose.


Rose's Alzheimer's means her memory is increasingly confused. She can't help the police - but it is clear she remembers something.


As Rose's fragmented memories resurface, and the police dig ever deeper, Saffy fears she and the cottage are being watched . . .

What happened thirty years ago?

What part did her grandmother play?

And is Saffy now in danger? . . .

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781405943406
Publication date: 30th September 2021
Author: Claire Douglas
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Primary Genre Crime and Mystery
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Claire Douglas Press Reviews

This book has everything I love: murder, a taut and fiendishly clever plot and nail-biting tension -- Emma Curtis

A darkly absorbing mystery - Crime Monthly

Combines a tight, gripping plot and truly shocking twist, with beautiful writing and emotion. A thriller with a heart. One of the best I have read in a long time -- Nuala Ellwood

Secrets, skeletons, mothers and daughters - and some absolutely corking twists! A cracking thriller, I loved it -- Eve Chase, author of The Glass House

A well-plotted tale. All the characters are hiding things and you're often waiting for the next secret to blow up. Intriguing. Twisty. Surprising. Touching. Enjoyed it -- Dorothy Koomson

Tense, twisty, fraught with emotion and packed with secrets, The Couple at No. 9 is Claire's best thriller yet -- Gilly Macmillan

This well-paced thriller never lets up the pace, and delivers a twist that it's unlikely you will have seen coming - Choice Magazine

Expansive, emotional, with one of the very best end twists I've ever read. Douglas at her heart-stopping best -- Gillian McAllister

Gripping, twisty and hold-your-breath tense, this is Claire Douglas's best book yet -- Tim Weaver

Twisty, nail-biting, and utterly absorbing, you won't be able to put The Couple at No. 9 down -- Louise O'Neill

Claire is a mistress at weaving the reader into a web of domestic deceit -- Jane Corry

The perfect gripping holiday read -- Lesley Pearse

Praise for Claire Douglas

Thrillingly tense and twisty - bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors

Stunning . . . with a killer twist - Closer

Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train - Marie Claire

Twisty, exciting yet so very real Few people do psychological thrillers as claustrophobic and as creepy as Claire Douglas - Tim Weaver

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About Claire Douglas

Claire Douglas has worked as a journalist for fifteen years writing features for women's magazines and national newspapers, but she's dreamed of being a novelist since the age of seven. She finally got her wish after winning the Marie Claire Debut Novel Award, with her first novel, The Sisters. She lives in Bath with her husband and two children.

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