I absolutely adored this book! The characterisation is sublime. I was literally hooked from the beginning and the way the central characters came to life on the page was an absolute masterclass.
Neighbours From Hell is gripping, engaging, funny, sweet and frustrating and all because you find yourself feeling the injustice, love, pain as you read along.
I can’t remember the last time I was so immediately sucked into a story and felt it burst into life in this way.
I haven’t read One Man Crusade but I am literally off to go and buy it now!
Fabulous work, Steven Suttie, I am a new fan and can’t wait to read more.
…one tiny thing… SPOILER ALERT PLEASE LOOK AWAY – I was disappointed that DCI Miller was so gullible.
Synopsis: The Haughton Park development just outside Manchester is an exclusive new suburb of expensive homes for professional families. When the developer fails to sell half of the properties, the project is thrown into financial chaos.The local council steps in with a workable solution. They propose to use the unsold homes as social housing for homeless families, in return for the much needed cash injection that the developer needs to pay the bills.
It’s a win-win situation. Or is it?
Many of the home-owners are up-in-arms at the proposal. They don’t want the place over-run with the poor. They start a media campaign to stop the plans. But they are defeated. The homeless families are given temporary accommodation on the swish development.
Mum of four Rachel Birdsworth is one of the new residents, and she’s determined to get past these stupid class differences. She does her very best to get along with everybody and make new friends. It all starts off quite well. But when she realizes that the home-owner across the road is a wife-beating bully, and that his wife is a virtual prisoner in the home, she wants to help. But this kind of help has deadly consequences.
DCI Andrew Miller is back, trying to get to the bottom of what exactly has happened over at Haughton Park in this heart-stopping, dark thriller from One Man Crusade author Steven Suttie.
WARNING, Contains bad language at times, particularly when the poor are talking. Includes the very worst swear word (on two occasions). Please do not purchase if offended by swearing. Thank you.