When Emily and Ben move in next door to Dr Burman and his wife Anita, they are keen to get to know their new neighbours. Outgoing and sociable, Emily tries to befriend the doctor’s wife, but Anita is strangely subdued, barely leaving the house, and terrified of answering the phone.
When Emily goes missing a few weeks later, Ben is plunged into a panic. His wife has left him a note, but can she really have abandoned him for another man? Or has Emily’s curiosity about the couple next door led her straight into danger?
It’s sinister and gripping from the first chapter. I loved it.
The thing gave me pause for thought was when the realisation hit that this stuff could actually be happening out there in the world right now!
That’s a scary thought.
The Doctor is a well-written and addictive read with a truly unique plot. I know you’ll read lots of reviews about different books that claim you’ll never see the twist coming. Most of the time, I see the twist coming. I didn’t this time so I feel I can say to you “You won’t see the twist coming!” (I actually don’t think I’ve ever said that in a review before!)
Many thanks to Avon Books and Netgalley for my copy of this book.