I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Couple Next Door by Cole Baxter
Published by Inkubator Books on 28 May 2023
Genres: Psychological Thriller
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A hotshot lawyer. A threatening email. And a stalker hell bent on revenge.
Hotshot defense lawyer Amber Dennis has it all. She's a successful attorney and the proud owner of a luxurious new condo, an expensive car, and a fat bank account. Not to mention a blossoming relationship with the gorgeous David Grant.
Amber's perfect life is shattered when she starts receiving threatening emails. At first, she brushes them off. After all, she can't help but make a few enemies in her line of work.
But when the threats become more real, she can no longer ignore them. Someone out there wants to destroy her. Who could it be, and why are they targeting her?
As her world implodes, Amber decides she's not going down without a fight. She's determined to find out who is threatening her and why.
What she doesn’t realise is her stalker is a lot closer than she thinks. And convinced that Amber has wronged them terribly, they'll stop at nothing to make her pay the ultimate price.
The Couple Next Door is a nail-biting psychological thriller that packs a powerful punch.
The Couple Next Door is deliciously dark and is the living embodiment of fuck around and find out. Hooked to the very end.
The Couple Next Door…what a book! If you are hungering for a book to make you feel everything, then pick this compulsive psychological thriller up now. Like now. No listen to me. Right now. This book will have you so out of breath, you’re going to feel like you’ve ran a marathon. 28 miles of pure action. The adrenaline will be so potent, you’ll feel like you’re choking on it.
I’m going to be completely honest and say I did not like the main character at all. But that is why I loved this story. Okay, okay, hear me out. Life isn’t full of rainbows and glitter, the only thing you’re really going to find at the end of the rainbow is a trough of shite, no pot of gold. Life is full of nasty characters doing ill deeds for gains that benefit no one but themselves. Amber Dennis is the perfect character for a study. A hotshot defence lawyer, single and happy being so, and a wreckage of bodies that she’s trodden on to make Junior Partner at the law firm she works at. Are you feeling that dose of reality yet? I bet you’ve met someone just like her. I know I have.
Strip back the layers and what are you left with? A woman that has made so many enemies that she struggles to pinpoint the person or persons that have begun a reign of terror upon her. It starts with the pretty innocuous emails from throwaway accounts that she can almost brush off as spam. It very quickly escalates to her phone being stolen, which has some pretty sensitive client data on it and then they try to burn her apartment down with her in it. But who could hate her so much that they want to kill her? Her boss, who knows that she’s gunning for her job? Her assistant who Amber speaks to like garbage or even her no strings attached booty call boyfriend, David. He wants more but she just wants his body and what he can do with it. Or the many enemies she’s made as a very powerful lawyer? The plot thickens.
Amber is drowning in muddy waters. How can you pinpoint the perpetrator when it could be everyone?
Let me tell you, Cole Baxter can write a mean story. Narrative tighter than two coats of paint. Twists that will spin your head so much, you resemble a freaking owl! He leads you down a deserted alleyway, breadcrumbs your only clue to which way to go. He blindfolds you and spins you until up and down no longer have no meaning. A master of the twist, I felt like I could vomit from the pacing, but it was fantastic, and I had an amazing time reading it. I need to go and read his back catalogue now!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cole Baxter loves writing psychological suspense thrillers. It’s all about that last
reveal that he loves shocking readers with.
He grew up in New York, where there crime was all around. He decided to turn that
into something positive with his fiction.
His stories will have you reading through the night—they are very addictive!