"The New Neighbor is a dizzying descent into a Byzantine maze of psychological suspense. Carter Wilson proves once again why he is one of the best most inventive thriller writers working today." — S. A. Cosby, New York Times bestselling author of Razorblade Tears and Blacktop Wasteland
USA Today bestselling author Carter Wilson returns with another chilling psychological thriller, for readers of Megan Miranda and Alex Michaelides
Aidan holds the winning Powerball numbers.
Is today the best day of his life… or the worst?
Aidan Marlowe is the superstitious type—he's been playing the same lottery numbers for fifteen years, never hitting the jackpot. Until now. On the day of his wife's funeral.
Aidan struggles to cope with these two sudden extremes: instant wealth beyond his imagination, and the loss of the only woman he's ever loved, the mother of his twin children. But the money gives him and his kids options they didn't have before. They can leave everything behind. They can start a new life in a new town. So they do.
But a huge new house and all the money in the world can't replace what they've lost, and it's not long before Aidan realizes he's merely trading old demons for new ones. Because someone is watching him and his family very closely. Someone who knows exactly who they are, where they've come from, and what they're trying to hide. Someone who will stop at nothing to get what they want…
"Carter Wilson's writing is evocative and intense, his characters deeply flawed yet relatable."—Julie Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Flight for The Dead Husband
"A smashing story about families and secrets and all the things you don't want to know about the people closest to you. Read it!"—David Bell, USA Today bestselling author for The Dead Husband
More books by Carter Wilson:
The Dead Husband
The Dead Girl in 2A
Mister Tender's Girl
Widower Aidan Marlowe, the narrator of this disquieting psychological thriller from Wilson (The Dead Husband), is at his wife's grave the day of her funeral when his phone vibrates. Among his text messages is one informing him that he has won $30 million in the Powerball lottery. A few weeks later, he has moved from Baltimore with his seven-year-old twins to the small town of Bury, N.H., a destination chosen on impulse. As soon as he crosses the threshold of his imposing new house, he feels a shift in air pressure: "It's heavy and heady, a Bordeaux of tingles." He discovers that the previous owner, Logan Yates, an investment banker in his 70s, "just left the house one day and never came back." Almost immediately Aidan finds the first of a series of threatening notes, signed "We Who Watch." Aidan begins to suspect that the threats are somehow tied to the disappearance of Yates and his family. Wilson skillfully piles on the creepiness, ratcheting up the tension as Aidan's world starts spinning out of control, though not every mystery is resolved by the end. Megan Miranda fans will be satisfied.
Good plot. Intriguing story. Surprise ending.
Not thrilling, and predictable.
fun little book. kept my attention and finished it in one evening. kind of hard to find a modern whodunnit thriller where the plot doesn't end up convoluted, this book keeps it fresh and doesn't feel like that. i loved every character.