The Couple at Number 9

The Couple at Number 9

The Couple at Number 9 

The Couple at Number 9 from author Claire Douglas is the latest novel to be checked off my to be read list, and this one had me very excited to start reading. I love a good twisty mystery to keep me reading and guessing through the entire thing. 

“Two bodies buried in the garden. A man and a woman. A memory, hazy and warped, flits through her mind – a flash of a garden, darkness punctuated by fireworks exploding into the night sky – but before she can grasp hold of it, it floats away, like the seeds of a dandelion on the breeze, out of reach.” 

Claire Douglas, The Couple at Number 9

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Have you read The Couple at Number 9? Come on in and let me tell you about it! 

About The Couple at Number 9 

The internationally bestselling author of Do Not Disturb and Just Like the Other Girls delivers a heart-pounding psychological thriller about a couple who inherit what seems to be their dream home, until they make a horrifying discovery—and the danger begins.

The Victims . . . 

When pregnant Saffron Cutler moves into 9 Skelton Place with boyfriend Tom and sets about renovations, the last thing she expects is builders uncovering human remains. The remains of two bodies, in fact.

The Investigation . . . 

Forensics indicate the bodies have been buried at least thirty years. Saffy has nothing to worry about—until the police launch a murder inquiry and ask to speak to the cottage’s former owner. Her grandmother, Rose.

The Witness . . . 

Rose is in a nursing home and Alzheimer’s means her memory is increasingly confused. She can’t help the police, but it’s clear she remembers something. 

The Killer . . . 

As Rose’s fragmented memories resurface, and the police dig ever deeper, Saffy fears she and the cottage are being watched.

The Truth . . . 

What happened thirty years ago? Why did no one miss the victims? What part did her grandmother play? And is Saffy now in danger? 

Thoughts on The Couple at Number 9 

“Well, come on then. Let’s get the kettle on and then you can show me where the bodies were buried. A sentence I never thought I’d say.” 

Claire Douglas, The Couple at Number 9

I love books that suck me right in from the beginning and keep me excited to read the rest, and The Couple at Number 9 definitely achieved that! 

Claire Douglas weaves the history and stories of multiple people through time very skillfully, and it keeps the reader wanting more, with little hints of what could have happened in the past. I found myself wanting to solve the mystery though the entire thing. 

“I’m going to take my hand away now. If you scream I’ll come back. If you go to the police I’ll know. And you don’t want me to pay Rose a little visit, now, do you? I know where her care home is.” 

Claire Douglas, The Couple at Number 9

This was such a great read for me, and I highly recommend The Couple at Number 9 for anyone wanting a book that will suck you in and keep you wanting more through the entire thing! 

I’m not going to spoil The Couple at Number 9 for you, I’m just going to tell you that if it isn’t at the top of your to be read list, you are seriously missing out on a wonderful book that deserves your time and attention. 

Final Thoughts on The Couple at Number 9 

If you’ve ever had a book reinvigorate your love of reading and makes you excited to read again, you know what I mean when I say that The Couple at Number 9 did exactly that for me. 

This was the first novel from author Claire Douglas that I’ve read, but I know I need to read more now. This won’t be the last! 


Have you read The Couple at Number 9 or any other writing from author Claire Douglas? Are you a fan? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

About the Author 

The Couple at Number 9
The Couple at Number 9 author Claire Douglas

Claire Douglas is the award winning author of seven stand alone thrillers, The Sisters, Local Girl Missing, Last Seen Alive, Do Not Disturb, Then She Vanishes, Just Like The Other Girls, and her most recent, The Couple At Number 9, which is a number one Amazon bestseller and reached number three on the Sunday Times bestsellers list. Her books have sold over 500,000 copies in the UK and have been translated into twenty languages. 

The Couple at Number 9
The Couple at Number 9 author Claire Douglas

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The Couple at Number 9
The Couple at Number 9

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