Gentle Giant

You won’t remember Mr Heming. He showed you round your comfortable home, suggested a sustainable financial package, negotiated a price with the owner and called you with the good news. The less good news is that, all these years later, he still has the key.

That’s absurd, you laugh. Of all the many hundreds of houses he has sold, why would he still have the key to mine?

The answer to that is, he has the keys to them all.

William Heming’s every pleasure is in his leafy community. He loves and knows every inch of it, feels nurtured by it, and would defend it – perhaps not with his life but if it came to it, with yours…

‘A wonderfully creepy novel, macabre and blackly comic with a deeply unsettling and original hero.’ – Rosamund Lupton

‘Eerie page turner… you may well want to change your locks after reading!’ – The Bookseller

‘A fantastic read’ – The Sun

‘Heming, with his ingeniously circumscribed life, would like to think he hovers somewhere beyond the human condition and all of its confounding, alluring, and sustaining paradoxes. His attentive and skillful creator, Hogan, knows better.’ – Los Angeles Review of Books

‘This perfectly paced psychological suspense story is a roller-coaster ride through paranoia and manipulation’ – Scott Maucione, BookPage

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