The Woman Next Door by Sue Watson – Book Review

The Woman Next Door by Sue Watson – Book Review



‘Have you ever had a secret that you couldn’t tell a soul, even the people you love? I have.’

Lucy has a kind and adoring husband, a job she loves as a teacher, and a house on Mulberry Avenue with floaty curtains and the softest bed linen. After her troubled childhood, she knows life will never be perfect, but it’s pretty close.

She’s also got Amber, right next door. They never run out of things to talk about. Even if Amber’s life – with her high-profile job and handsome, wealthy boyfriend – is more glamorous than Lucy’s.

But then Amber starts to hint that her life isn’t all it seems, and when she comes to Lucy, terrified, saying that she’s getting threatening messages, Lucy promises to protect her.

The closer Lucy gets to anyone, the harder it is to keep her past to herself. But Amber’s boyfriend has left her just when she needs him most, and she doesn’t have anyone else.

Lucy knows all too well that people aren’t always what they seem. Sometimes they have secrets. And they’d do anything to keep them. Lucy’s still sure: she can trust her friend… can’t she?

Gripping and unputdownable, The Woman Next Door tells a story about the dark side of friendship, and has a final twist that will shock every reader. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Friend Request, and Clare Mackintosh.



The Woman Next Door by Sue Watson is a story of secrets….

When ‘celebrity’ Amber, once a weather girl from TV,  moves into the Treetops Estate neighbourhood, the local women want to get to know her….to be her friend.

Lucy bakes a cake to take to Amber to welcome her to the neighbourhood , but Amber is dismissive to say the least…she doesn’t eat cake!

But, Amber eventually starts to join in with the local community, the book club and is the centre of attention, with her glamorous stories……so Lucy and Amber become ‘friends’.

Amber then starts receiving threatening texts and while Lucy is troubled, Amber loves the attention……but is there something more sinister to the messages….

Then atmosphere becomes tense, with a feeling of dread gradually building, just who is the stalker?……..this is not going to end well…….is it?…..

A fast paced, tension filled thriller that will keep you on tenterhooks until the very end….a brilliant read…

Thank you to Bookouture for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook  in exchange for my honest review.


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Sue Watson was a TV Producer at the BBC until she wrote her first book and was hooked.

A USA Today bestselling author, Sue has written fourteen novels, many involving cake and ice cream which have been translated into several languages and involved a great deal of ‘research.’ Sue’s now exploring the darker side of life with her second thriller ‘All Her Secrets,’ a dark, twisted tale questioning just how well we know our friends. This new genre doesn’t involve baked goods or frozen treats and Sue’s hoping the change in direction will be reflected on the weighing scales.

Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Worcestershire where much of her day is spent procrastinating, eating and watching ‘My 600lb Life,’ on the sofa.

more info visit Sue’s website;

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