THE BLURB: He has the key to hundreds of houses.
Maybe even to yours.
William Heming is an estate agent. He’s kept a copy of every key to every house he’s ever sold. Sometimes he visits them. He lets himself in – quietly, carefully – to see who lives there now, what they’re like, what they’ve been doing.
But what will happen when he gets caught?
MY THOUGHTS: The Intruder by P.S. Hogan is quietly sinister. Hogan writes with an easy humour, which serves his purpose well. He doesn’t appear to try hard to be creepy or sinister, but he succeeds in doing so. It is a relaxed kind of book, one that had me smiling one moment, and my jaw dropping the next. It is unexpected. It grows on you, and you are never really certain what is going to happen.
Hogan has done a magnificent job in portraying his main character, William Heming. He is a character who could live anywhere; you probably have one or more in your town. He is quietly unassuming, successful in his own right, a man who keeps to himself even as he supports local causes, a man about whom nobody knows much. He is just ‘there’. A man who watches. And when you pique his interest, watches even more closely.
Probably the most unsettling thing about The Intruder, is that it is all possible, it may even have happened, it may still be happening. Read this and I don’t believe you will ever again leave your precious house keys in the hands of an estate agent.
This appears to be Hogan’s debut novel. I am eagerly awaiting his next.
Thank you to Random House UK, Transworld Publishers and Transworld Digital for providing a digital copy of The Intruder by P.S. Hogan for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.
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