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  • The People Next Door

  • By: Keri Beevis
  • Narrated by: Shakira Shute
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Summary

When Ellie and Ash move into a beautiful old house in rural Norfolk, England, they believe they’ve found their perfect home. Intrigued by the people next door, Ellie befriends shy but sweet Benjamin and, as time goes by, becomes ever more curious about his elusive sister, Virginia. 

But when Ellie discovers that her new home has a darker past and that Ash has been keeping secrets, what she thought was a perfect life in the countryside begins to unravel. Is her best friend to be trusted, are the new neighbors all that they really seem, and why is her new puppy so obsessed with the cellar? Most worrying of all is the mystery of what happened to the former occupants of the house. When Ash goes away on business and strange things begin to happen, Ellie’s paranoia goes into overdrive. 

But are these all coincidences — or is she really in danger?

©2021 Keri Beevis (P)2022 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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It was okay, but didn't keep my attention.

Just not for me, not bad but I found my mind wandering a lot and had to really try to concentrate.

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  • Tammy Noggle
  • 09-08-22

The people next door

I don’t know if I like this book or not! I guess it was ok for people who like this sort of craziness!! SO BIZAAR! Psychotic!!!!!!!

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  • Mila Cutteridge
  • 25-03-22

Wow.. Creepy all around!

Wow.. what the F did I just read?
Slow start but it def picks up. Especially in the second part of the book. If this was made into a movie or TV series I would definitely have a hard time watching it because I do not like scary or gory and this book def brought it in terms of those elements. Crazy story!! I will need some time to mentally recover from this one.
I also think Shakira did a good job narrating the story and differentiating voices between the characters.

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  • Karenique
  • 08-03-22

Just blah-blah-blah from “The People Next Door”

One of the worst audiobooks ever. And I used a cherished credit! OMG! “Never judge a book by its cover”… and this is one reason why. Immediately, the artwork had me hooked and I bought it. I really wanted to like it. Though author Keri Beevis tries for creepy and mysterious, the banal story moved at an extremely slow pace and seemed to jump quickly to the end of a chapter, skimming over details, making me wonder, “What the hell just happened?” Immediately, I knew the culprit - it was hardly a secret. Narration by Shakira Shute was disappointing, slowly read with poor tonal inflections. I couldn’t wait until it was over; I started fast-forwarding chapter by chapter and I just didn’t care anymore..
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