Diana Wilkinson: 4 Riverside Close

This review is written with thanks to Pigeonhole for the opportunity to read and review 4 Riverside Close.


When residents of a North London cul-de-sac enrol in a seemingly innocent social network, they soon find themselves embroiled in a murky web of sinister manipulation and murder.

From the outside, Caroline and Jason Swinton have an idyllic life. But when the cracks start to appear the residents of Riverside Close are drawn into a dangerous game.

When Jason’s body is discovered in a house on the close, everyone becomes a suspect.

Could his lovely wife be responsible for his murder?

Or do the neighbours have a motive for wanting him dead?

As the secret lives of those living on the Close are gradually revealed, it becomes clear that someone is hiding something they will stop at nothing to protect…

4 Riverside Close is a compelling psychological thriller with a touch of mystery. If you are a fan of authors like Clare Mackintosh, Lisa Jewell and Lesley Kara, you’ll love this unmissable debut.


I really enjoyed 4 Riverside Close. The prologue poses a number of questions and then, throughout the novel, the reader is given clues to try and piece the puzzle together to found the answers.

This novel is based around a neighbourhood and each of the couples are brilliantly observed and really easy to recognise as members of our own neighbourhoods. Each chapter is narrated by one of the central characters and this gives us more insight into their lives and their relationships. It shows us that we never truly know what goes on behind closed doors. In doing so, Wilkinson is able to raise a number of issues including domestic violence and extra marital relationships.

As the novel reaches its conclusion, the tension grows and I was really impatient waiting for the next stave. I was desperate to know what would happen and I was hooked until the very end.

4 Riverside Close is available from Amazon.

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