The Quiet Tenant by Clémence Michallon

The Quiet TenantThe Quiet Tenant by Clémence Michallon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tense, terrifying with incandescent prose, The Quiet Tenant is a literary thriller about a woman who is the captive of a serial killer.

When Aidan’s wife dies, he and his 13yo daughter are forced to move, and Rachel, his prisoner, manages to convince him to bring her with. But Rachel is a survivor, and she begins to form a tenuous bond with his daughter. And then there’s Emily, Aidan’s new girlfriend…

With a hook like that, I had to pick it up. And I stayed hooked the whole way through. Compelling, disturbing and suffused with dread, I was glued to my seat, unable to look away. The prose is beautiful, the story atmospheric, the characters richly imagined. The Quiet Tenant is an elegant, gritty exploration of survival, and a chilling reminder that we never truly know others as well as we think we do.

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