The Sunday Times Top 5 Bestseller


What do you do when your dream home becomes your worst nightmare? The gripping new novel and Sunday Times bestseller from Lesley Pearse

'A riveting page-turner' Woman's Weekly
'Sensational storytelling' My Weekly

In Willow Close, everyone is a suspect . . .

Nina and Conrad thought they'd discovered their dream home.

But on the day they move in, a body is found - the victim attacked and killed in the woods.

As police interview witnesses, they soon discover each resident hiding their own secrets. Because few in the Close are exactly who they seem . . .

Nina and Conrad thought they'd found their dream home.

Now, it might just be their worst nightmare . . .

Praise for Lesley Pearse

'Storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail

'Evocative, compelling, told from the heart' Sunday Express

'Glorious, heartwarming' Woman & Home

'Intriguing, heart-tugging, beautifully written' Closer


  • A compelling yet heartwarming novel which shows storytelling at its very best
    Crafts Beautiful

About the author

Lesley Pearse

International bestselling author Lesley Pearse has lived a life as rich with incidents, setbacks and joys as any found in her novels.

Resourceful, determined and willing to have a go at almost anything, Lesley left home at sixteen. By the mid sixties she was living in London, sharing flats, partying hard and married to a trumpet player in a jazz-rock band. She has also worked as a nanny and a Playboy bunny, and designed and made clothes to sell to boutiques.

It was only after having three daughters that Lesley began to write. The hardships, traumas, close friends and lovers from those early years were inspiration for her beloved novels. She published her first book at forty-nine and has not looked back since.

Lesley is still a party girl.
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