Miller 2 : Neighbours From Hell

“True Northern Grit and Humour” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Brilliant!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Another Great Suttie Read” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

WARNING, Contains bad language at times, particularly when the poor people are talking.
Includes the very worst swear word a few times as well.
Please do not purchase if offended by swearing. (Or offended by people leaving used teabags on the sink.) Thank you.

The Haughton Park development just outside Manchester is an exclusive new suburb of expensive homes for professional families. When the developer fails to sell half of the properties, the project is thrown into financial chaos.The local council steps in with a workable solution. They propose to use the unsold homes as social housing for homeless families, in return for the much needed cash injection that the developer needs to pay the bills.

It’s a win-win situation. Or is it?

Many of the home-owners are up-in-arms at the proposal. They don’t want the place over-run with ‘scrubbers.’ They start a media campaign to stop the plans. But they are defeated. The homeless families are given temporary accommodation on the swish development.

Mum of four Rachel Birdsworth is one of the new residents, and she’s determined to get past these stupid class differences. She does her very best to get along with everybody and make new friends. It all starts off quite well. But when she realizes that the home-owner across the road is a wife-beating bully, and that his wife is a virtual prisoner in the home, she wants to help. But this kind of help has deadly consequences.

DCI Andrew Miller is back, trying to get to the bottom of what exactly has happened over at Haughton Park in this heart-stopping, dark thriller from One Man Crusade author Steven Suttie.

“Totally gripping”
“Can’t put it down”
“Found myself laughing a lot even though it was a gritty thriller. Fantastic!!”

WARNING, Contains bad language at times. Please do not purchase if offended by swearing. Thank you.

What I really like about Steven Suttie books is how he takes a real life controversial topic and builds it into a work of art. This is the second book í have read, the first being One Man Crusade, also recommended as a brilliant book.
This is the story of housing shortages which is a huge problem and how councils place homeless families in privately owned houses. Steven Suttie then takes ‘the what If” factor and creates a master piece.
The characters in this book are colourful and you can imagine the council house people, before they moved calling over the fence ‘do you want a brew and by the way can í borrow a ciggy.” The people in the story, although a bit rough on the edges are good people, there to help each other and watch each others backs which is captured in the book. I believe he has got the already sitting tenants reaction to the invasion mastered too. The book is funny at times which did make me laugh. There is swearing in the book but in my opinion it is justified to make the people real to life. The end was a total surprise. A definite recommendation for anyone that likes a book with a touch of this could happen one day feel.

Susan Hampson – Books from Dusk ’til Dawn