by Kelli Hawkins
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Pub Date 08 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 08 Mar 2023
HarperCollins Publishers Australia, HarperCollins AU
Rory observes the world from the safety of her third-floor apartment. But she's being watched too and will soon learn that no lock will protect her. The compelling, unsettling new psychological suspense novel from the bestselling author of Other People's Houses.
Even a locked door can't keep you safe
Twenty-six-year-old Rory rarely leaves her apartment, though her little dog Buster keeps her company. Days are spent working for her aunt's PI business, and watching and imagining histories for the homeless men, the Dossers, across the road. At night she walks Buster on the roof, gazes at the stars and wonders.
The night before New Year's Eve, one of the Dossers is murdered, an incident which brings the world - police, new neighbours, her dark past and new possibilities - crashing through Rory's front door.
She thought she was keeping her fears at bay. But has her sanctuary turned into her prison? Or is it safer for everyone if Rory stays locked away?
Praise for All She Wants:
'A twisting, simmering mystery.' Readings
'A searing domestic thriller that will have you hooked from start to end ... Atmospheric and loaded with suspense, Hawkins serves up a tightly plotted, slow-burn thriller that delivers plenty of satisfying surprises.' Better Reading
Praise for Other People's Houses:
'A clever premise and a troubled narrator set this page-turner up beautifully. I really enjoyed the ride.' Sara Foster, author of The Hush
'Taut, smart and immensely satisfying. I was addicted from the first page to the last.' Nicola Moriarty, author of You Need to Know
'Heartbreaking and gripping ... a terrific read.' Sisters in Crime
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I have enjoyed both of Kelli Hawkins previous books so I was excited to read her new book, Apartment 303. It was a slower burn thriller, but one that kept me needing more and I flew through it. I loved Rory and her story, such a likeable and strong character in her own way.
Rory is 26 and lives in an apartme Building in Sydney. She doesn’t leave the safety of the building much, trauma in her past has her scared of the outside world. She has her exercise routines, her job that she can do from home and her dog, Buster. What more could she want? She likes to spend her time watching people from her balcony, particularly the homeless across the road. But when one of them is murdered, she realises that perhaps she isn’t as safe as she thought she was. Slowly she starts to try to conquer her fears, and in doing so, starts to make some friends.
You will really feel for Rory and her struggles as this book goes on. It was a great read and really had me hoping things would work out for her.
Thanks to Harper Collins Australia for the advanced copy of this book to read. Publishes on March 8th.
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