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The Package by Sebastian Fitzek, Jamie Bulloch

The Package

Sebastian Fitzek, Jamie Bulloch

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Category: Thrillers, Fiction
Imprint: Head of Zeus
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication date: 6 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9781838934491

You live in a quiet neighbourhood. You know that he will never find you here. All you've done is taken in a parcel for a neighbour. You have no idea what you've let into your home.

2 stars out of 5
Laura Wilson
20 Nov 2020

"plot is lacking in both credibility and coherence"

Sadly, The Package (Head of Zeus, £16.99) by German bestseller Sebastian Fitzek, translated by Jamie Bulloch, fails to live up to its initial promise. Traumatised by rape, a subsequent miscarriage, and not being believed by the police, Dr Emma Stein trusts no one and hasn’t left her house in months – until she is asked to take in the eponymous package for a neighbour whose name she does not recognise. Fitzek is a past master at ramping up the paranoia, but unfortunately the ensuing plot is lacking in both credibility and coherence.