Those People Next Door

Those People Next Door

Paperback Published on: 03/08/2023
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Those People Next Door
Summer reading
When done well this type of family thriller can entertain and engage and most importantly keep you turning the page. There are twists within the plot but ... READ MORE
Jo Morpeth


You can choose your house. Not your neighbours. Welcome to your dream home. Salma Khatun is extremely hopeful about Blenheim, the safe suburban development to which she, her husband and their son have just moved. Their family is in desperate need of a fresh start, and Blenheim feels like the place to make that happen. Meet your neighbours. Not long after they move in, Salma spots her neighbour, Tom Hutton, ripping out the anti-racist banner her son put in their front garden. She chooses not to confront Tom because she wants to fit in. It's a small thing, really. No need to make a fuss. So Salma takes the banner inside and puts it in her window instead. But the next morning she wakes up to find her window smeared with paint. And prepare for the nightmare to begin. This time she does confront Tom, and the battle lines between the two families are drawn. As things begin to escalate and the stakes become higher, it's clear that a reckoning is coming... And someone is going to get hurt. A gripping thriller about nightmare neighbours, Those People Next Door explores the loss of innocence and how far we're prepared to go to defend ourselves and the people we love.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008433727
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 340g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm

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Those People Next Door
Nasty neighbours? Perhaps ....perhaps not!
A very thought provoking and enjoyable book! Blown away by the many complex issues addressed in this book by Kia Abdullah. It is perhaps best thought of a... READ MORE
Robert Jackson
Those People Next Door
I’ve loved Kia Abdullah’s previous books, without a doubt they always leave you thinking and this was no exception. When Salma and Bilal move into a new ne... READ MORE
Sarah Goldthorpe
Those People Next Door
Those People Next Door
I am a big fan of this author, particularly her books featuring Zara Kaleel, and although I really didn't get on with her last book, I am so pleased to say... READ MORE
Those People Next Door
A great read
I love Kia Abdullah’s books – they always leave me with a lot to think about, and this was no exception. This story is about racism between neighbours, an... READ MORE
Carole Kendal
Those People Next Door
Very enjoyable
I am currently reading this and it makes you want to read more and more and sometimes I’m not able to put the book down it’s that amazing. Such good writin... READ MORE