The House Hunt

Coming Soon


By C.M. Ewan

Formats and Prices




$39.00 CAD

A heart-pounding, claustrophobic "what would you do" thriller from C. M. Ewan, acclaimed author of the half-a-million-copy UK bestseller Safe House, perfect for fans of The Woman at the Window and The Last Thing He Told Me.
For two years Lucy and Sam renovated their beautiful Victorian home but spiraling debts are forcing them to sell. The agreement with their real estate agent is that they won’t be home for viewings, but when Lucy gets a voicemail saying the Agent is running late, she realizes she will have to show the prospective buyer around herself.
Suffering from extreme anxiety and claustrophobia, Lucy watches the stranger on their doorstep waiting to be let in; she wants to hide and pretend she’s not home, but then she thinks of Sam working at all hours to cover their bills, of how much they need this sale, and opens the door.
Lucy takes a breath and begins to show their house. He is well dressed, polite, and despite her unease everything goes well, until he starts acting strangely. Why is he asking increasingly intrusive questions about her and Sam’s relationship? Why is he trying to take photographs of her? And why does he disappear into the basement and then not answer her when she calls?
There is something very wrong with this stranger, and now he is refusing to leave…


  • "Read this in one unplanned whirlwind binge. The perfect one sitting read. A propulsive, tightly plotted, minimalist treat."
    Catherine Steadman, Reese's Book Club Pick and #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Something in the Water
  • "Tense, taut, and terrifying. The House Hunt takes an everyday, knife-edge dilemma and turns it into the stuff of nightmares. Truly impossible to put down."
    Chris Whitaker, New York Times Bestselling Author
  • "You can almost feel the walls closing in on you as you race through THE HOUSE HUNT! It’s intense and claustrophobic, a darkly creepy thriller that will have you looking over your shoulder long after finishing it."
    Gilly Macmillan, New York Times Bestselling Author
  • "What a cleverly plotted and unputdownable thriller. The House Hunt is tense from the very first page with a gasp-out-loud moment that I never guessed. So pacy and addictive. Just brilliant!"
    Claire Douglas, #1 Sunday Times Bestselling Author
  • "Unbearably tense, effortlessly plotted and packed with twists, Chris Ewan is the master of the cat-and-mouse thriller. . ."
    Tim Weaver, Sunday Times Bestselling Author
  • "With relentless pace, Chris Ewan turns an ordinary, everyday situation into a terrifying nightmare, as the story becomes a desperate one of survival against the odds. Prepare yourself for a sleepless night!"
    Jane Shemilt, Internationally Bestselling Author
  • "Be prepared to put everything else on hold until you've finished The House Hunt, because once it grips you it doesn't let go. C M Ewan is one of the very best thriller writers I know."
    Jane Casey, Sunday Times Bestselling Author

On Sale
Aug 27, 2024
Page Count
432 pages

C.M. Ewan

About the Author

Chris Ewan is the critically acclaimed and bestselling author of many mystery and thriller novels. Chris’s first standalone thriller, Safe House, was a number one bestseller in the UK and was shortlisted for The Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. He is also the author of the thrillers A Window Breaks, Dead Line, and Dark Tides, and the Kindle Single short story, Scarlett Point. He is the author of The Good Thief’s Guide to . . . series of mystery novels. The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam won the Long Barn Books First Novel Award and is published in thirteen countries.

Born in Taunton in 1976, Chris graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in American Studies with a minor in Canadian Literature, and later trained as a lawyer. After eleven years living on the Isle of Man, he recently returned home to Somerset with his wife, their daughter, and the family labrador, where he writes full time.

Learn more about this author