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Nosy Neighbors

(2024)
(Nosy Neighbours)
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'Brimming with hope, heart and intrigue' JESSICA RYN

'What a beautiful, compelling book! . . . I loved it'
HEMA SUKUMAR

'A real hug of a book'
HAZEL PRIOR

You can choose your home, but you can't choose who lives next door . . .

Twenty-five-year-old Kat Bennett has never felt at home anywhere, especially not in crumbling Shelley House. The other residents think she's prickly and unapproachable, but beneath her tough exterior, Kat is plagued by guilt from her past and looking for somewhere to belong.

Seventy-seven-year-old Dorothy Darling has lived in Shelley House for longer than anyone else, and if you believe the other tenants, she's as cantankerous and vindictive as they come. Dorothy may spend her days spying on the neighbours, but she has a closely guarded secret herself - and a good reason for barely leaving her home.

When their building faces demolition, sworn enemies Kat and Dorothy become unlikely allies in their quest to save their historic home; and even less likely detectives when they suspect that foul play is coming from within Shelley House . . .

'The inhabitants of Shelley House will stay with me for a long time'
EMILY CRITCHLEY


Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Touching and thrilling all at once. I loved this clever mystery about friendship, loss and the power of community. Highly recommended!" - Tess Amy

"A fun, heartwarming community caper, this book reminds us that while we can't choose our neighbors, we often end up with exactly the ones we need - even if they infuriate us at first." - Mikki Brammer

"A sweet, uplifting story that explores how a group of strangers can ultimately become a community - and perhaps solve a mystery or two along the way!" - Nikki Erlick

"Nosy Neighbors is addictive reading. Freya Sampson has a wonderful talent for creating characters that feel vividly true to life, and it really shines here. This warm and moving novel is layered with mystery, emotion, and heart as it explores its powerful themes of guilt and community. I just know readers are going to love it as much as I do." - India Holton

"Freya Sampson is a master at creating complicated, nuanced characters you care deeply about and Nosy Neighbors is no exception! While a mystery is the central engine of the book, the true story lies in the mundane lives of the residents of Shelley House and the pain each person carries within them. A fun and beautiful book about the devastating power secrets can have on our lives and the many ways community can help you heal." - Mia P Manansala

"Freya Sampson never fails to make me cry in the best possible way, and Nosy Neighbors is no exception. While the characters try to solve a mystery in their quest to save their beloved home, it becomes apparent that the real mystery is how they ended up in that situation in the first place--a mystery Sampson slowly unravels with the utmost care for their humanity and abundant charm. It's impossible not to root for Dorothy, Kat, and even Shelley House itself." - Tori Anne Martin

"Sampson delivers a lovely cozy crime mystery! A pair of mismatched sleuths cleverly unite their mistrustful London apartment building community in a story of found family that brims over with warmth and charm." - Sherry Thomas


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