A Face in the Crowd: An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller

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‘Had me hooked from the very first paragraph’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I was totally gripped’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Completely riveted from the word go’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Lucy gets the same bus every day. Today, her journey home will change her life.

Lucy can barely afford her weekly ticket for the grimy number 24, tries to avoid eye contact, and, if she’s really lucky, she gets a seat and reads a chapter of her book. But it’s a Friday – and the bus is always crammed at the end of the week. She keeps her elbows close and clings to a pole at every juddering stop. All she wants to do is get home to her dog, Billy, the only comfort she has right now. 

When she gets off, something feels different.

An envelope stuffed with thousands of pounds is in her bag.

Is it the answer to her prayers, or the beginning of a nightmare?

Because, in the end, everything has a price.

A compulsive read that will have you absolutely hooked and reading late into the night.

Read what everyone is saying about A Face in the Crowd:

'I was totally gripped. It only took me a few hours to read this cover to cover and I barely put it down… I loved the writing style and will definitely read more by this author.’ Goodreads Reviewer 

'A novel of spine-tingling suspense that had me hooked from the very first paragraph. A delicious sense of unease settles in early, and only gains momentum as the story progresses. Quite simply, a fabulous read… A brilliantly crafted novel that I could not put down, even for a second. I was completely riveted from the word go. Lucy is a fascinatingly drawn character, whose reliability as a narrator is suspect at best. I adored this read, and would not hesitate to recommended it most highly.’ Goodreads Reviewer 

Kerry Wilkinson knows how to write! And craft a really good psychological thriller… There are a myriad of interesting characters along the way with plenty of red herrings. The end moves in like a runaway train and the twist is not what I was expecting.’ Goodreads Reviewer

'A fantastic thriller that I could not put down. A new favorite author to add to my list. Fabulous writing and characters.’ Goodreads Reviewer 

'I was drawn in by the concept and the beginning really hooked me. Kerry Wilkinson definitely has an original voice and I can see why there has been a lot of talk about this book. I definitely needed to know how it all turned out!’ Ingrid Alexander Writes 

‘It gripped me from the start and kept me turning the pages constantly. I liked Lucy’s character and really felt a connection to her and the people who lived around her, I think what was so emotive about this is the ‘everyday’ people who were central to the story. The people felt real…Really creepy and twisted, absolutely brilliant!’ Life Has a Funny Way 

'Great read. My first from this author but definitely not my last. Tons of suspense and twists and turns. Can't wait for more.’ Goodreads Reviewer 

‘My first Kerry Wilkinson novel but absolutely not my last. From the offset you feel the tension build… Some great characters, an unusual plot and storyline and it's many twists make this a very enjoyable and engrossing read.’ NetGalley Reviewer 

'I was totally gripped. It only took me a few hours to read this cover to cover and I barely put it down… I loved the writing style and will definitely read more by this author.’ Goodreads Reviewer 

'I love Kerry's books and the way he writes, this was a fast paced, gripping read with interesting characters which kept me on the edge of my seat. I can thoroughly recommend this book, you will not be disappointed.’ NetGalley Reviewer

'An amazing thriller! Had a couple of red herrings that I tried to follow, plus a surprise ending. Highly recommended!' Goodreads Reviewer

27 reviews
George Is here
May 17, 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed this book... Got into it right from the very start and read it all in just a few days... There's some really funny bits that were said during the book but 2 in particular made me Laugh Out Loud!!... "Harry soon brings over his volcano cakes, looking over them proudly as if he's just given birth to twins!"... 🌋 🍰😝😂😂 And also... "I try television but Piers Morgan's face is as appealing as a yeast infection!"... 😂😂😂 definitely deserves 5 whole stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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Cathy Geha
May 31, 2019
A Face in the Crowd by Kerry Wilkinson Ben spoke of weddings and such the last time Lucy saw him as he was leaving for work. Five years later her life is MUCH different as she is living on a tight budget hoping to make ends meet. Sometimes she feeds her dog instead of herself but she is managing to scrape by as she works as a grocery checker and goes to school. She has some friends and does a bit of online dating but really...all she seems to do is put on foot ahead of the other to get from one day to the next...until...something big happens...and...she is faced with a dilemma. What should she do with that envelope of money that showed up unexpectedly...look for the person who lost it, spend it or do something else? Then...bizarre things begin to happen and she starts feeling things are perhaps not quite right. What is NOT right is a mystery...until it is not. This was creepy and interesting and perhaps a bit unbelievable and yet...it did make me think and wonder...what if? If I had any quibble with the story it was that I felt Lucy was left hanging at the end and if given a choice might have liked another chapter or perhaps an epilogue that let me know what Lucy’s future holds in store for her. Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4 Stars
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Lee Husemann
June 6, 2019
I enjoyed this quick, easy, very suspenseful read! Lucy is struggling to make ends meet after boyfriend Ben tragically dies in a train crash after which she discovers he took out many loans in her name. Lucy lives in a cheap apartment building with an odd assortment of neighbors who add lots of character to the story. On her bus ride home one day, Lucy discovers someone has placed an envelope with a lot of money into her purse. From there, the book takes on many twist and turns culminating in a very surprising ending. Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for the ARC of this very good book in exchange for an honest review.
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