The Quiet Tenant

The Quiet Tenant

Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 11/04/2024
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'Clémence Michallon has written a classic' James Patterson

'Beautifully written, entirely convincing and relentlessly gripping ... so brilliantly told, with characters so plausible and compelling, that I was hooked until the last word' Sophie Hannah

'Wonderful' Robert Gold

'Gripping' Daily Express

'A brilliant, breathtaking thriller' Abigail Dean, bestselling author of Girl A

Aidan Thomas is a hardworking family man respected by his local town. He's the kind of man who always has a good word for everyone. He's also a kidnapper and serial killer who has murdered eight women. And there's a ninth, a woman he calls Rachel, imprisoned in a backyard shed.

When Aidan's wife dies, he's forced to move and has no choice but to bring Rachel too. He knows that after five years of captivity, Rachel is too frightened of the consequences to attempt to escape. But Rachel is a fighter and a survivor. And when Emily, a local restaurant owner, develops a crush on the handsome widower, she finds herself coming dangerously close to discovering Aidan's secret.

A searing, unputdownable thriller about trauma, and survival.

Read what everyone's saying about The Quiet Tenant:

'Wow what a book...All you thriller lovers need to get this in your baskets and read it NOW!' Five star reader review

'It was beautifully written, the characters felt like real people and I loved the 'rules'. It reminded me so much of Room by Emma Donoghue' Five star reader review

'I was totally gripped' Five star reader review

'Overall, I was completely gripped by this high stakes thriller - it's a creepy and unsettling read that had me hooked' Five star reader review

'Wow, this was a completely mind-blowing read, I didn't want to put it down. There was so much tension as you waited for Rachel to get her possible moment to escape' Five star reader review

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349145150
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 22 mm

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I couldn't put it down
This book gripped me from its first pages. I was completely taken in by the characters and constantly uncertain where things were going. I absolutely could... READ MORE
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Read it in a day! What a debut for this French writer! Fascinating!
This is the first book of this french writer and wow what a debut. I requested this half-heartedly to be honest and when I started reading it, I wasn’t in... READ MORE
Lesley Davison
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Four stars
The Quiet Tenant tells the tale of a serial killer and the woman who lived to tell the his basement! Told from alternative viewpoints of the kill... READ MORE
Debbie Hall