One of my fellow bloggers recommended this book and am I so grateful to whoever it was. Just cannot remember whom!
I loved the book. It was one of those that I could not put down and the fact that I had to, to attend to chores irritated the hell out of me!
Julie and Daniel along with their twins move states to avoid a stalker who has made Julie's life hell. Julie is a successful writer of a best seller and that has brought out a lot of negative feelings from a lot of folk. Moving to Cincinnati and trying to make another life for her family was her idea of dealing with this and also getting on with her second book. She did not expect the very close knit community of her lane to turn against her. Feelings of envy, animosity, anger, hatred and dislike were uppermost in most of their minds and though Julie was not the easiest person to deal with, I felt that she got a bad deal from the neighbours.
The story abounds in detail, all dovetailing to a climax. The characters are mixed and all are run of the mill everyday people with the complexes and prejudices of very normal folk. This was what set the book apart. We are dealing here with the average Joe or Jane and you take a step back to realise and think that what they can get up to and more importantly how they can act on their feelings are way out of line at times.
The book kept a fast pace throughout. It went on from incident to incident without any let on and you knew it was going to come to a blow out soon.
I've read this author before but did not have this edge of the seat feeling before.
Thank you to Lake Union Publishing for sending this book to me courtesy of Netgalley, for an unbiased review.
Mystica, edge-of-the-seat novels revolving around nice families unnerves me because of uncertainties in the narrative.ReplyDelete
This one is on my TBR list and the reviews are getting better and better. I may just read before end of year :-) Great review, I love edge of your seat stories.ReplyDelete
I am so glad you enjoyed this one, Mystica! I hope to read The Murder Game by the character Julie Apple which is mentioned in this book soon-ish. I hear it's even better.ReplyDelete
Ok, adding it to my TBR list. Loved your review!ReplyDelete
I'm listening to this right now and am totally addicted so I'm not surprised you loved it.ReplyDelete
Ooh, I'm getting this one now!ReplyDelete