No. 23 has a secret. In this gloomy, bedsit-riddled South London wreck, lorded over by a lecherous landlord, a horrifying collection quietly waits to be discovered. Yet all six residents have something to hide. Collette is on the run from her ex-husband; Cher is an underage children's home escapee; lonely Dougal tries to make friends with his neighbours; while a gorgeous Iranian asylum seeker and a tag-wearing skinhead try to keep their heads down. But there for them all is Vesta, a woman who knows everything that goes on there - or thought she did. Then in the dead of night, a terrible accident pushes the six into an uneasy alliance. But one of them is a killer, expertly hiding their pastime, all the while closing in on their next victim.
The Killer Next Door
Little, Brown Book Group Limited