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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 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
  • Devotees of domestic noir will love the multiple perspectives and shifts in time that Claire Douglas uses to complicate her nervy narrative

    The 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 coming

    Choice Magazine
  • Dense and deeply creepy, this is a top-class chiller

    Real People

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