Sunday, September 13, 2015

"The Good Neighbor" by A.J. Banner


                                             
"On a street like Sitka Lane, with only six spacious, identical houses, it was difficult-but not impossible-to keep secrets. I would watch the neighbors come and go, but nobody knew what truly went on inside each home."

Sarah and Dr. Johnny McDonald live in a peaceful, quaint town in a neighborhood where people actually care about one another. One horrible night tragedy strikes that forever changes their little corner of paradise. It won't just be paradise that is forever changed. Sarah stumbles upon secrets and lies as she tries to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. Sarah's friend Natalie sensed a forthcoming tragedy but Sarah didn't take it to heart. Not until she realized how much trouble she is in does she realize how right Natalie was.

From the opening chapter this book reaches out and pulls you in. Sarah suspects others of complicity in the death of her friends. Can her own husband even be trusted? Sarah alone will have to bring to light the neighbors undermining role in her life and that of her husband's. There is a little girl that needs her help along with Jessie, a teenager making life altering bad choices. Could Jessie's creepy boyfriend be behind the neighborhood tragedy? Sarah is certain she can uncover what is really going on in Shadow Cove.

Shocking and compelling, people are not who they appear to be and not who you'd suspect. When you get to the point where you think you know who did what keep reading.  You'll be surprised it's not who you think.  Enthralling with a "let me read just one more page" turning kind of suspense. The kind that will keep you awake at night so you can finish it! The kind that will make you look at your neighbors just a little differently in the morning light.
Thank you to Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the allowing me an A.R.C.