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The Daves Next Door - The shocking, explosive new thriller from cult bestselling author Will Carver

  • Pocket

  • 2022

  • Engelsk

The lives of five strangers collide on a London train carriage, as they become involved in an incident that will change them all forever. A shocking, intensely emotive and wildly original new thriller from Will Carver…

‘Impossibly original, stylish, sinister and heartfelt. The Daves Next Door is so wildly fresh and unmatched, and once again proves that Will Carver has talent and creativity to burn’ Chris Whitaker
‘Once again, Will bends and twists the genre with a novel that is astonishing, profound and hard-hitting’ David Jackson

‘So clever, so dark, so utterly original. Where does Will Carver get his ideas?’ Victoria Selman
‘Stirring. Ambitious. Irreverent. Compassionate. Completely devoid of giveable f*@ks’ Dominic Nolan


A disillusioned nurse suddenly learns how to care.

An injured young sportsman wakes up find that he can see only in black and white.

A desperate old widower takes too many pills and believes that two angels have arrived to usher him through purgatory.

Two agoraphobic men called Dave share the symptoms of a brain tumour, and frequently waken their neighbour with their ongoing rows.

Separate lives, running in parallel, destined to collide and then explode.

Like the suicide bomber, riding the Circle Line, day after day, waiting for the right time to detonate, waiting for answers to his questions: Am I God? Am I dead? Will I blow up this train?

Shocking, intensely emotive and wildly original, Will Carver’s The Daves Next Door is an explosive existential thriller and a piercing examination of what it means to be human … or not. 


‘Will Carver is a thought-provoking and masterful writer of gut-punching fiction ... a powerhouse of a novel. Think Ira Levin at his best’ Michael Wood
‘Will has this uncanny knack of delving into your soul and revealing all the things you really think but are too scared to voice. Absolute GENIUS’ Lisa Hall
‘Another ingenious genre-bender … provocative, twisted and mind-bendingly original’ Sarah Sultoon
‘Sharp, wild and thrilling’ Danielle Louise
‘Completely unpredictable and definitely unputdownable’ Little Miss Book Lover
‘Risk-taking, provocative fiction at its absolute finest … unmissable’ Hair Past a Freckle
‘You don't just read a Will Carver, you experience it. It draws you in and not only entertains, but challenges you’ From Belgium with Booklove
Praise for Will Carver

‘One of the most exciting authors in Britain. After this, he’ll have his own cult following’ Daily Express

‘Unlike anything you’ll read this year’ Heat

‘Move the hell over Brett Easton Ellis and Chuck Palahniuk … Will Carver is the new lit prince of 21st-century disenfranchised, pop darkness’ Stephen J. Golds

‘Incredibly dark and very funny’ Harriet Tyce

‘I fell in love with Carver's murderous Maeve. This is an Eleanor Oliphant for crime fans. Carver truly at his best’ Sarah Pinborough

‘A darkly delicious page-turner’ S J Watson

‘One of the most compelling and original voices in crime fiction’ Alex North

‘Weirdly page-turning’ Sunday Times

‘Laying bare our 21st-century weaknesses and dilemmas, Carver has created a highly original state-of-the-nation novel’ Literary Review

‘Arguably the most original crime novel published this year’ Independent

‘This mesmeric novel paints a thought-provoking if depressing picture of modern life’ Guardian

‘This book is most memorable for its unrepentant darkness…’ Telegraph

‘Utterly mesmerising…’ Crime Monthly

‘Will Carver’s most exciting, original, hilarious and freaky outing yet’ Helen FitzGerald

‘Vivid and engaging and completely unexpected’ Lia Middleton

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