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Blog Tour: The Resident – David Jackson*

THERE’S A SERIAL KILLER ON THE RUN
AND HE’S HIDING IN YOUR HOUSE

Thomas Brogan is a serial killer. With a trail of bodies in his wake and the police hot on his heels, it seems like Thomas has nowhere left to hide. That is until he breaks into an abandoned house at the end of a terrace on a quiet street. And when he climbs up into the loft, he realises that he can drop down into all the other houses through the shared attic space.

That’s when the real fun begins. Because the one thing that Thomas enjoys even more than killing is playing games with his victims – the lonely old woman, the bickering couple, the tempting young newlyweds. And his new neighbours have more than enough dark secrets to make this game his best one yet…

Do you fear The Resident? Soon you’ll be dying to meet him.

My thoughts:

The second creepiest thing I ever saw on TV was an episode of CSI where the murderer was living in the victim’s ceiling. My parents’ house has a huge empty attic, there was a chimney in my room (hello very old house) and I don’t think I slept for a week after that.

The Resident is as creepy but also funnier than that. Honestly bits of it are quite ridiculous, which alleviates the shivers. Thomas might be a very bad man but he is also very human and not the most ingenious of people.

His fixations on the people living in the terrace houses he haunts are pretty bizarre, but wouldn’t we all secretly like to know what goes on in other people’s houses, even if not quite to this extent.

This was really enjoyable, gripping and clever. I now live in a flat and know my upstairs neighbours so no nightmares for me over this thankfully.

(And the number one creepiest thing I’ve ever seen on TV? The human mushroom farm on Hannibal – genuinely makes me want to hurl.)


*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in this blog tour but all opinions remain my own.

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