The Other Tenant

The Other Tenant

The spine-tingling new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author



'The Other Tenant will take up residence in your mind from the very first page. A cleverly plotted thriller. I raced through it!'
Holly Seddon, internationally bestselling author of The Woman on the Bridge


Marlow has always lived in unusual places. But when she accepts a position as a live-in property guardian, she finds herself moving somewhere she swore she’d never return to.

Right from the start, she knows it’s a terrible mistake. The elegant Victorian school is due to be turned into luxury apartments, but its eerie, empty corridors are full of Marlow’s worst memories.

And now something sinister is happening on the site. One of the other tenants has disappeared without warning, and Marlow suspects that the nine other guardians know far more than they’re letting on. She’s determined to find out what happened to the missing woman – but which of these strangers can she trust?

And can she uncover the truth before her own past catches up with her?

Coming soon and available to pre-order now!


'I loved this tense thriller - the set up is so intriguing and the characters leap off the page, with plenty of twists and turns that kept me reading late into the night'
Laura Marshall, bestselling author of Friend Request

‘Terrifyingly tense! Intriguing characters and an unforgettable and chilling setting. This is one thriller you won’t forget!’
L.C. North, author of The Ugly Truth

‘Some books keep you completely glued to the pages and this is one of them. I've loved all of Lesley's books but this is her best one yet. Addictive, dark and clever – it's a must-read and I was transfixed!’
Eva Björg Ægisdóttir, author of The Creak on the Stairs

‘A really original premise, thoroughly gripping, and more twists and turns than a rollercoaster!’
Nikki Smith, author of The Beach Party

‘Totally gripping from start to finish. I simply HAD to find out the truth’
S.E. Lynes, bestselling author of The Housewarming

‘Lesley Kara is the queen of foreboding! She maintains a lingering sense of impending disaster from the first page until the last’
Emma Christie, author of Find Her First

Readers are gripped by The Other Tenant!
'I could not put it down. Would definitely recommend to others'
'I love any book by Lesley Kara and this one is no different, it kept me gripped and immersed until the very end'
'A dark, twisty read. It was a slow burner thriller but once it got going WOW it was a rollercoaster of a read'


  • The Other Tenant will take up residence in your mind from the very first page. A cleverly plotted thriller. I raced through it!
    Holly Seddon, internationally bestselling author of THE WOMAN ON THE BRIDGE

About the author

Lesley Kara

Lesley Kara is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rumour, Who Did You Tell?, The Dare and The Apartment Upstairs. The Rumour was the highest selling crime fiction debut of 2019 in the UK, and a Kindle No.1 bestseller. Lesley is an alumna of the Faber Academy 'Writing a Novel' course. She lives in Kent.

You can follow Lesley on Twitter @LesleyKara or visit her website at
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