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The Couple at Number 9
The Couple at Number 9: A Novel | Claire Douglas
Tense, twisty, fraught with emotion and packed with secrets, The Couple at Number 9 is Claires best thriller yet.Gilly MacMillan, bestselling author of What She Knew The internationally bestselling author of Do Not Disturb and Just Like the Other Girls delivers a heart-pounding psychological thriller about a couple who inherit what seems to be their dream home, until they make a horrifying discoveryand the danger begins. The Victims . . . When pregnant Saffron Cutler moves into 9 Skelton Place with boyfriend Tom and sets about renovations, the last thing she expects is builders uncovering human remains. The remains of two bodies, in fact. The Investigation . . . Forensics indicate the bodies have been buried at least thirty years. Saffy has nothing to worry aboutuntil the police launch a murder inquiry and ask to speak to the cottages former owner. Her grandmother, Rose. The Witness . . . Rose is in a nursing home and Alzheimers means her memory is increasingly confused. She cant help the police, but its clear she remembers something. The Killer . . . As Roses fragmented memories resurface, and the police dig ever deeper, Saffy fears she and the cottage are being watched. The Truth . . . What happened thirty years ago? Why did no one miss the victims? What part did her grandmother play? And is Saffy now in danger?
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canbku
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Mehso-so

Second half got moving, but it was a bit slow at first. I knew how it was going to end, but I didn't nail every detail. Still some twists and turns. It was fun overall!

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emmaturi
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Pickpick

This was a really great thriller, gripping and twisty. Two bodies are found in the garden belonging to Saffy and Tom. The house belonged to Saffy's grandmother, is she involved somehow. Lots of secrets are about to come out.

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guinsgirlreads
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Pickpick

This was a fun one! Full of twists and surprises!

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guinsgirlreads
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Started this one this morning! #amreading

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swishandflick
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Pickpick

Ooh, this was a good one! A well paced, multiple POV mystery, and one twist that actually shocked me. A lot of layers, but I enjoyed watching the story unfold. 4.5⭐️

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JoyBlue
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Pickpick

I guessed a big piece of the mystery early on, but not everything, so I was still well-entertained. Read my full review here: https://debbybrauer.org/#the-couple-at-number-9

SilversReviews I enjoyed this book!! 😊 3mo
JoyBlue @SilversReviews Thanks for chiming in here *and* on my blog! I hope to keep seeing you around. 😃 3mo
SilversReviews @JoyBlue You are welcome…hope to see you around too. 😊 3mo
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Roxy26
Mehso-so

Overly complicated and long winded story where not much happens. The introduction of so many names was tedious, particularly as they didn‘t add any depth to the story. By the time I finally started getting some answers, I was past the point of caring. The writing was cliched and cringy at times. So-so.

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TamTracy
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Enjoyed this book very much. It had a lot of twists throughout. A major mystery was solved around the 65% point of the book but the rest of the story unveiled more depth and a couple plot twists. Thanks to NetGalley for providing a digital copy to read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Addison_Reads
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Entertaining thriller that worked really well on audio.

When a young couple uncovers bones during a remodel it forces Saffy to journey back into her family's past to find the truth. This read is fast paced with lots of twists and plenty of red herrings to keep you guessing.

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AsYouWish
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Imagine you move into your dream home, baby on the way, you start to renovate to expand for your growing family, everything is perfect, until… you discover two bodies buried in your garden… and the last person to own your house? Your grandmother!

This book is a wild ride with twists and turns you will not expect! If I could give this book a million stars I would, I truly loved it! Highly recommend for anyone who loves a good thriller!

🏠🏠🏠🏠🏠

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Mpcacher
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Pickpick

This was an entertaining and easy read. Will I remember the plot a year from now? Probably not, but it was a fun way to spend a few hours. It dealt with family secrets, women in hiding, relationships and Alzheimer's and there was a pretty good twist that I did not see coming. This is my second read by this author and I look forward to more from her. I gave it 3.75/5.

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Cupcake12
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#20in4 Readathon
Goal one complete.
Now on to the second book.

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 7mo
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Cupcake12
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#aesetheticallymatched
Such a good read and a perfect photo match

Clwojick Perfect!!! 7mo
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Cupcake12
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Saffy and Tom have just moved into their cottage that was once owned by Saffy‘s grandma. During garden work, two bodies are discovered. Police work to investigate the bodies which are over thirty years old. The police need to speak to Saffy‘s grandma who is in a care home with dementia. What happened 30 years ago?
This was a complex plot with multiple POVs but I totally intrigued!!! So many twists but the characterisation was spot on. A good read!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good 🖤 7mo
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Cupcake12
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Wednesday afternoon plans 😍📕

Oryx That's my kind of plan 7mo
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Cupcake12
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My Nan has just finished this so it‘s finally my turn…

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Curvybookgirl
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Mehso-so

Our latest book club read. I enjoyed the flow of the book and it was an easy read, however I found it a bit predictable and about 100 pages too long