Her dream home will become her worst nightmare…
A dark and twisty psychological thriller from the No.1 ebook bestselling author of The Woman Next Door.
A strange encounter
Neve comes across a troubled woman called Isabelle on Waterloo Bridge late one night. Isabelle forces a parcel into Neve’s hands and jumps to her death in the icy Thames below.
An unexpected gift
Two weeks later, as Neve’s wreck of a life in London collapses, an unexpected lifeline falls into her lap – a charming cottage in Cornwall left to her by Isabelle, the woman on the bridge. The solution to all her problems.
A twisted secret
But when Neve arrives, alone in the dark woods late one night, she finds a sinister-looking bungalow with bars across its windows. And her dream home quickly becomes her worst nightmare – a house hiding a twisted secret that will change her life forever…
‘Dark, gripping and totally compelling. A genuine page-turner’ Alex Lake, bestselling author of After Anna
‘A beguiling thriller, beautifully written and suffused with a delicately rising sense of menace which builds to a nerve-shredding climax. Once again Cass Green has written a book which you’ll happily be held captive by’ Eva Dolan
‘A creepy, atmospheric and suspenseful read with a complex, believable protagonist. The plot was cleverly constructed with a twist that gave a wonderful ‘I didn’t see THAT coming’ moment. Thoroughly enjoyable! Sam Carrington, author of Saving Sophie
‘I loved it; a dark, disturbing thriller that kept me guessing to the end’ Sam Hepburn, author of Her Perfect Life
‘Unputdownable. I was hooked from the very first chapter’ Casey Kelleher, author of The Betrayed
‘I was totally sucked into this book and barely put it down till I was finished – Neve is a brilliantly drawn character who you really care about, despite her chaotic life and disastrous decisions. A great read’ Louise Voss
'An excellent psychological thriller … your heart is always racing. I flew through it and loved every second.' SJI Holliday
‘Both beautiful and moody, this book is terrifyingly plausible, perfectly paced and will linger in your conscience for a long time. Cass Green has done it again!’ June Taylor
Praise for Cass Green:
‘The Girl on the Train meets Notes on a Scandal. I read it one sitting, totally gripped.’ Erin Kelly
‘The Woman Next Door had me gripped from first page to last – completely under the spell of prim yet twisted narrator Hester, a pensioner with an exhilaratingly pitch-black heart of darkness beneath her twinset and pearls’
Ruth Ware, author of In A Dark Dark Wood
About the author
Cass Green is the pseudonym of Caroline Green, an award-winning author of fiction for young people. Her first novel, Dark Ride won the RONA Young Adult Book of the Year and the Waverton Good Read Award. Cracks was recommended on Radio 4’s Open Book programme and Hold Your Breath won the Oldham Book Award. She is the Writer in Residence at East Barnet School and teaches Writing for Children at City University. Her debut adult novel The Woman Next Door was a No.1 ebook bestseller. In a Cottage In a Wood is her second adult novel.