Ever been part of a book club? Or wondered what your seemingly respectable neighbours are really up to behind closed doors? Then C. J. Cooper’s The Book Club is the perfect suspense novel for you . . .
Tucked away in the Cotswolds countryside, Willowcombe is a quintessentially English village full of leafy streets and chocolate-box cottages. The neighbours take freshly baked cookies round to each other’s houses and organise jumble sales to raise village funds. To the outside world, life in there seems idyllic, but the residents are good at hiding ugly truths behind closed doors. That is, until newcomer Alice arrives and the book club begins.
As a group of neighbours in the village start meeting regularly to discuss classic literature and drink large glasses of wine, secrets begin to unravel. It seems that everyone in Willowcombe is hiding something – and one of them is murder.
The Book Club is a sharp, page-turning psychological thriller with a chilling villain at its heart and C. J. Cooper is a brilliant new voice in domestic suspense. I recommend enjoying this novel with a glass of wine on the sofa and nominating it for your own book clubs, if you dare.
EVERYONE IS HIDING A SECRET. ONE OF THEM IS MURDER.
'I raced through it - edgy, tense'
Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange
'I for one am terrified of the woman next door!'
Louise Candlish, author of The Other Passenger
'Tightly plotted, edge-of-seat gripping'
Sophie Hannah, author of Haven't They Grown
'Dark, twisty, claustrophobic'
Jo Spain, author of The Confession
The book club was her idea, of course.
It was her way into our group. A chance to get close.
I knew from the day she arrived that she couldn't be trusted.
And I was right.
Alice didn't come to the village for peace and quiet.
She came for revenge.
A deliciously addictive psychological thriller about a book club that unravels dark and scandalous secrets between one circle of neighbours. The perfect page-turner for fans of Big Little Lies and The Rumour.
What readers are saying about The Book Club:
'Wow. What a page turner'
'Couldn't put it down!!!'
'Truly a five-star debut'
'Seriously page-turning, totally gripping'
'A thrilling read, found it hard to put down once I'd started. Loved the ending'
'Brilliant, a proper page turner'
'Dark and creepy'
'Gripping to the last page'
'Fast paced and will make your blood run cold!'
'Had me on the edge of my seat'