The Other Side of the Door: A Novel (Paperback)
From the internationally bestselling author of The Lying Room, a sexy, intricate thriller about the temptation of secrets, the weight of lies, and the price of betrayal and suspicion.
Who is more dangerous? An enemy, a friend, or a lover?
When Bonnie Graham arrives at her boyfriend’s apartment in London, she is horrified to discover a dead body in a pool of blood on the floor. But she doesn’t call the police. Bonnie hides the corpse and then carefully wipes away any evidence she was ever there.
Bonnie is a music teacher who spent a long, hot summer in London rehearsing with a band to play at a friend’s wedding. It was supposed to be fun, but the band members find the complicated knots of their friendships—some old, some new—unraveling as the days themselves unwind. What was meant to be a summer of happiness, love, and music turns deadly as lovers betray one another, passions turn murderous, and friendship itself becomes a crime.
Everyone tells lies. But is anyone prepared to tell the truth to uncover a murderer?
About the Author
Nicci French is the pseudonym of English wife-and-husband team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. Their acclaimed novels of psychological suspense have sold more than 8 million copies around the world.
“A pitch-perfect thriller . . . French takes the time to tease out individual characters to a degree seldom seen in crime fiction, saving the final plot twist for the last page.”
— Publishers Weekly
“[The Other Side of the Door] cleverly weaves the story of a stifling summer punctuated by a violent murder and the disposal of the corpse. . . . A skillfully woven tapestry . . . In the end, the carefully constructed plot is the real hero.”
— The Independent (UK)
“Nicci French always delivers a solid, tense, quality read, and [The Other Side of the Door] is no exception. . . . A Nicci French book is always so easy to absorb, and by the clever plotting and high tension in the last part of the book, which is where most crime fiction tends to relapse into predictability or worse, she lifts this novel from standard fare to something more original and biting.”
— Euro Crime
"Razor-sharp writing by French expertly amps the tension."
“International best-seller French belongs on every thriller fan’s TBR list.”
"Longtime fans of French will find their high expectations rewarded, while newcomers will be motivated to explore the author’s backlist. I envy their discovery."
“Attention, fans of Tana French and Ruth Ware: meet your new obsession. . . . Those utterly ingenious plots, those nuanced characters, that satin-smooth writing . . . Psychological suspense at its brightest and most blazing.”
— A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window