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The End of Us Olivia Kiernan

The End of Us By Olivia Kiernan

The End of Us by Olivia Kiernan

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The spectacular new standalone thriller from the author of the critically acclaimed Frankie Sheehan novels

The End of Us Summary

The End of Us: a dark and unpredictable thriller by Olivia Kiernan

'The ending gave me shivers' Claire Douglas

'A plot that tightens like a vice' Erin Kelly

It all started to go wrong the day the Wrights moved in next door

Myles and Lana Butler live on a gorgeous new development in Wimbledon, leaning on a mortgage that is just within reach. When one of Myles' investments fails they are bound to lose everything.

Gabriel and Holly Wright have just moved in next door. The Wrights are sophisticated, ambitious and apparently very wealthy. At an after-dinner drink with their new neighbours, Myles and Lana share their worries and a solution is suggested between the couples. Life Insurance fraud. For a cut of the pay out, the Wrights would help them.

No one thought they were being serious. No one agreed they'd actually go through with it. And no one mentioned it would involve murder.

Then, one night, Lana doesn't come home.

Praise for The End of Us
'Witty, dark, unpredictable. A book to be devoured in one sitting' Karen Hamilton

'It reminded me of Hitchcock at his best. Tense, twisty, dark and so unpredictable' Claire Douglas

'The End Of Us is that rare book - beautifully written and impossible to put down' Fiona Cummins

'I loved it - easily Kiernan's best yet' Cara Hunter

'Terrifically compelling. And that last line. Oh my. That is how a book should end' John Marrs

'A superbly written tangled web of utter brilliance' Joanna Cannon

The End of Us Reviews

Absolutely loved The End Of Us, it reminded me of Hitchcock at his best. Tense, twisty, dark and so unpredictable I couldn't read it fast enough to see how it all played out. The ending gave me shivers. My favourite Olivia Kiernan book yet! * Claire Douglas *
The End Of Us is that rare book - beautifully written and impossible to put down. A dark, complex and nuanced thriller, its protagonist Myles Butler is a Ripley for the 21st century, rotten to the core of his luxury lifestyle, but impossible to resist * Fiona Cummins *
The End of Us is exactly the type of book I love to read: witty, dark, unpredictable, well-written and with great insight into the darker side of human nature. A book to be devoured in one sitting -- Karen Hamilton
I loved it - easily Kiernan's best yet -- Cara Hunter
I loved everything about this stylish, addictive thriller from Olivia Kiernan. The End of Us entertains, it shocks, and it asks fascinating moral questions of its characters - and readers (my sympathies and allegiances were all over the place!) Beautifully written, masterfully executed. And THAT ending . . . -- Caz Frear
A deliciously dark domestic noir - twisty, unpredictable and gripping -- J P Delaney
A golden couple whose reach exceeds their grasp, and their new neighbours who suggest a deal-with-the-devil solution. Beautiful prose and a plot that tightens like a vice -- Erin Kelly
Sickeningly good cat-and-mouse game of fraud with a spot of murder for good measure, in a bougie enclave of Wimbledon. Delicious right down to the last killer line. -- Dom Nolan
Tense and twisty, this novel sits at the intersection of Hitchcock and Ripley - really enjoyed it. And that ending. Deliciously dark -- Catherine Ryan Howard
Intoxicating, classy, twisty and just a total joy to read . . . I adored it -- Charlotte Duckworth
The characters jumped out of the pages and the chilling twists just kept coming. -- Nikki Smith
An unputdownable, gulp-in-one-sitting, utterly brilliant read -- C S Green
This super chilling, heart-stoppingly suspenseful psychological thriller is not to be missed -- Steph Broadribb
Dark and compelling, with complex relationships that reveal shocking twists, I was sucked into the world of Belvedere Court and its wealthy inhabitants, where the gloss of respectability is only a veneer. -- Sam Blake
Compelling -- Harriet Tyce
Kiernan's greatest achievement is to make Myles such a sympathetic character that his increasingly violent actions seem almost sensible. * Literary Review *
Kiernan has delivered a standalone of style and substance. * Irish Times *
A nerve-jangling thriller. * Woman's Own *
If you love the old-style Hollywood glamour of films like Double Indemnity, this domestic noir tale, set in the contemporary opulence of a luxury Wimbledon housing estate, will do the trick. * Daily Mail *
Strong characterisation, an unpredictable plot and an unexpected conclusion will keep readers gripped. Kiernan has proved she won't be confined to one genre and we look forward to what she does next. * Irish Independent *
A gripping thriller * Bella *
Beware, this psychological thriller is definitely a sit-up-all-night read * Woman's Weekly *
It's a dark, twisted and satisfying read, which never lets up its pace. It's unpredictable, ingenious and brilliantly written. Read it. * Irish Examiner *
Hitchcock and Highsmith would both have been proud if they'd written suburban horror-story The End of Us . . .You won't be able to stop reading. Each unfolding episode is unbearable. A bravura thriller. * The Tablet *
Kiernan proves she's every bit as good at depicting the dark side of our interior lives as she is with her rollercoaster police procedurals. * Westmeath Examiner *

About Olivia Kiernan

Olivia Kiernan is an Irish writer living in the UK. She was born and raised in County Meath, near the famed heritage town of Kells and holds an MA in Creative Writing awarded by the University of Sussex. The End of Us is Olivia's first standalone after her acclaimed Frankie Sheehan Series.

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The End of Us: a dark and unpredictable thriller by Olivia Kiernan
Used - Very Good
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