Envy. Longing. Betrayal.
Have you met the new neighbors?
Sara and Neil have new neighbors in their street. Glamorous and chaotic, Gavin and Louise make Sara’s life seem dull. As the two couples become friends, sharing suppers, red wine and childcare, it seems a perfect couples-match. But the more Sara sees of Gav and Lou, the more she longs to change her own life. But those changes will come at a price.
‘Very occasionally, a novel that's not in the crime genre grips me as much as the best thrillers do. The People at Number 9 held me in its vice-like grip from first page to last. It's a fascinating analysis of an unhealthy friendship based on insecurity and delusion, and the characters are so vividly drawn that I sympathised with them and despaired of them in equal measure.’ – Sophie Hannah, New York Times bestselling author
‘Cleverly maintains suspense…a compelling and readable tale of our times’ – The Daily Mail
‘An exciting, dark novel about friendship; brutally truthful and raw.’ – Adele Parks
‘This was clever, relentless and utterly recognisable. I absolutely loved it!’ – Katie Fforde
‘Excruciating yet unputdownable, this is domestic noir at its most gripping.’ – Woman & Home
'A cautionary tale of what happens when you get caught up with the in-crowd… razor sharp dialogue, detail straight out of a Sunday supplement and a gimlet eye for social comedy. The characters and the games they play are instantly recognisable to anyone who has stood at the school gates and felt slightly out of place. I gulped it down quicker than a dirty Martini.' – Veronica Henry
‘Beady insights into female friendship. Irresistible, excruciating and unputdownable.’ – Fanny Blake
‘Incisively witty, painfully true… draws the reader in with the voyeuristic joy of gossiping about our friends and neighbours, with a shocking sting in the tail to catch us all out.’ – Samantha King
‘I LOVED it. Such an unsettling read, with a whole grass-is-greener vibe that makes it really quite creepy. The People at Number 9 has a really voyeuristic feel – like spying on your neighbours through a window. Perfect reading for a cold, dark night!’ – Lisa Hall
About the author
Felicity Everett grew up in Manchester, lived, worked and raised her family of four in London and returned from a four year spell in Melbourne, Australia to live in Gloucestershire in 2014. After an early career in children’s publishing and freelance writing, she published her debut adult novel The Story of Us in 2011. Her second novel, The People at Number 9 was published in 2017.