When Jamie and Kirsty move into their first home together, they are full of optimism. The future, in which they plan to get married and start a family, is bright. The other residents of their building seem friendly too, including the Newtons, a married couple who welcome them to the building with open arms.
But then strange things start to happen. Dead rats are left on their doorstep. They hear disturbing noises, and much worse, in the night. After Jamie’s best friend is injured in a horrific accident, Jamie and Kirsty find themselves targeted by a campaign of terror.
As they are driven to the edge of despair, Jamie vows to fight back—but he has no idea what he is really up against . . .
If I’m being honest, I was slightly disappointed with this book. I’ve read two of Mark Edwards’ books and this one just paled in comparison to them, for me. I felt like I didn’t click with the characters at all. I found Jamie quite irritating if I’m being honest 😂 I don’t even know why, I just couldn’t warm to him. I was really hoping for a twist at the end but none came. I found it frustrating that there was never really a clear explanation about why the neighbours behaved the way they did. What I did enjoy was how the story showed the fragility of the human mind. After just a few incidents, Kirsty was nearly afraid to speak in her own home and Jamie was a different person altogether. I liked that it showed how having the wrong neighbours can completely change your life. Overall, the story of this book was good but I wasn’t a fan of the main character or the lack of twists.