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Don't stand so close

Don't stand so close

Lewis, Luana, author

Stella has been cocooned in her home for three years. Severely agoraphobic, she knows she is safe in the stark, isolated house she shares with her husband, Max. The traumatic memories of her final case as a psychologist are that much easier to keep at a distance, too. But the night that Blue arrives on her doorstep with her frightened eyes and sad stories, Stella's carefully controlled world begins to unravel around her

Hardback, Book. English. Suspense fiction. Thriller.
Published London: Bantam Press, 2014

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Statement of responsibility: by Luana Lewis
ISBN: 0593072308, 9780593072301
Physical Description: 400 pages ; 23 cm

Author note

Luana Lewis is a clinical psychologist and author of two non-fiction books. As well as writing for several newspapers, magazines and journals, she has recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. She has also attended workshops at Arvon and City Lit.


"A frighteningly tense debut novel. The skin-crawling intimacy sets this thriller apart. The tension is almost suffocating, with a palpable feeling of dread leaping off every page. A searing debut...and not to be missed."
Daily Mail||"A beautiful read, brimming with intrigue and suspense. It's an incredibly accomplished debut, a real heart-racing chiller, and I genuinely didn't want it to end!"
Samantha Hayes, author of Until You're Mine||"This is a wonderfully tense story, full of characters who may or may not be telling the truth. Compellingly, creepy - not one to read while home alone."
Glamour||"A stunning debut psychological thriller."
Sun||Penny Hancock, author ofTideline, a Richard & Judy selection

Back cover copy

What would you do if a young girl knocked on your door and asked for your help?

If it was snowing and she was freezing cold, but you were afraid and alone?

What would you do if you let her in, but couldn't make her leave?

What if she told you terrible lies about someone you love, but the truth was even worse?

A lingering, compulsive debut novel that will keep you tightly in its grip.