I Know You’re There by Sarah Simpson
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB |1.4 Mb
I Know You’re : Is your house as safe as you think?
Natalie spent most of her childhood feeling afraid. So when she moved into her cosy little flat in St Ives and met her three friendly neighbours, she knew at once it was somewhere she’d feel safe.
Before long, Natalie’s neighbours have become the family she never had. Kind, motherly Morwenna, serious, reliable Nigel, and sweet, anxious Daniel. They collect each other’s mail, water each other’s plants, and share each others lives.
But as Natalie knows all too well, the people who are closest to you can also be the most dangerous. And this house is not as safe as she thinks…
“During the morning she busies herself changing the window display, ready for a new artist exhibiting beautiful watercolours. Lost in thought, she jumps with the tap-tap on the window; looking up, she sees Daniel, his usual grin across his face but with something else – worry? Beckoning for him to come in, she climbs from the window as he closes the door behind him, pulling a bunch of bright, clashing pinks, reds and orange dahlias from behind his back he sings Happy Birthday to her. ‘Thought, I’d forgotten?’
‘Oh, my gosh, how beautiful, how thoughtful, Daniel, you little love. Thank you so much.’ Reaching forward, she kisses the side of his cold cheek, smiling to herself, Daniel always tenses when people do this, reminding her of when she used to kiss her son as a teenager. Funny one with Daniel, he’s a touchy-feely type of lad by nature, but only on his terms. Burying her nose between the petals, she breathes in deeply, inhaling the scent. ‘Truly beautiful! All my favourite colours too, how thoroughly kind of you. And there was me thinking you’d forgotten.’ Morwenna winks at him.
Daniel stretches his lips. ‘Right, and I won’t be seeing you later either, will I?’
‘Oh, I wouldn’t have thought so. I’m out on the town straight from work, you know how it is. Popular girl and all that. Party, party.’”