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The Couple at No 9: The unputdownable and nail-biting Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month Paperback – 30 Sept. 2021

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Spine-chilling . . . Douglas writes sensitively about dementia in this heartbreaking novel about how far a desperate woman will go to survive

Sunday Times

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

A darkly absorbing mysteryCrime 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

Devotees of domestic noir will love the multiple perspectives and shifts in time that Claire Douglas uses to complicate her nervy narrativeThe Times Crime Club Newsletter

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 comingChoice Magazine

Dense and deeply creepy, this is a top-class chillerReal People

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

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Absolutely LOVED it. Twisty, turny and full of surprises. A definite 5 star -- Angela Marsons

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

Fabulous. It had me reading late into the night, desperately needing to see what happensGood Housekeeping

The perfect gripping holiday read -- Lesley Pearse

Praise for Claire Douglas-

Thrillingly tense and twistybestselling author of Behind Closed Doors

Stunning . . . with a killer twistCloser

Perfect for fans of The Girl on the TrainMarie Claire

Twisty, exciting yet so very real

Few people do psychological thrillers as claustrophobic and as creepy as Claire DouglasTim Weaver

About the Author

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, which was followed by Local Girl Missing, Last Seen Alive, Do Not Disturb, Then She Vanishes and Just Like the Other Girls. Her latest novel, The Couple at No 9, was a Sunday Times top 3 bestseller and a Kindle number 1. She lives in Bath with her husband and two children.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin (30 Sept. 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 432 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1405943408
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1405943406
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
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Claire Douglas is the award winning author of seven stand alone thrillers, THE SISTERS, LOCAL GIRL MISSING, LAST SEEN ALIVE, DO NOT DISTURB, THEN SHE VANISHES, JUST LIKE THE OTHER GIRLS and her most recent, THE COUPLE AT NO. 9, which is a number one Amazon bestseller and reached number three on the Sunday Times bestsellers list. Her books have sold over 500,000 copies in the UK and have been translated into twenty languages.

You can find Claire on Twitter at @DougieClaire, Instagram as clairedouglasauthor, or visit her Facebook page clairedouglasauthor.

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