4 Riverside Close

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…

About the author

Diana Wilkinson graduated from Durham University with a degree in geography but after a short spell in teaching, has spent most of her working life in the business of tennis development.  A former Irish International player, tennis has always been a great passion.

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Why We Like It

  • 4 Riverside Close is a psychological thriller set in the claustrophobic confines of a North London cul-de-sac. 
  • Diana Wilkinson's novels tackle the dark side of obsessive relationships.
  • Grounded in Diana's own encounters with women trapped in loveless marriages, abusive relationships and in the grip of obsessive love.

Diana Wilkinson has finally become a writer, after making the decision to step off the tennis court. The inspiration for much of her work has come through coaching tennis to hundreds of ladies over the years and from the intimate confidences shared over coffee.  She has met, observed and listened to women trapped in loveless marriages, abusive relationships and in the grip of obsessive love… although she does admit that no one has yet shared a personal murder story!

Diana currently lives in Hitchin in Hertfordshire with her family.

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