Locust Lane: A Novel

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A young woman is found dead in an affluent Boston suburb, the death sends ripples of fear throughout the community. How could this happen in this seemingly safe town, and who would do such a thing? The community is outraged, and as suspects emerge, it’s easy to accept that a young awkward outsider committed the act, but everyone has secrets. They are willing to sacrifice everything to protect their own. Unreliable witnesses, rumors, circumstantial evidence, and wealthy connected members of the community really make this a great mystery.

This carefully crafted whodunnit will keep you guessing until the end. The multiple viewpoints are great for building suspense and telling each perspective of the story to slowly put the pieces together. The characters were well-rounded and authentic. There are moments that really tug at your heartstrings and others that keep you on the edge of your seat. This book had me reading well into the night until my eyes were grainy, and I could barely keep them open. I really loved it, however, I was disappointed with the ending. Although the epilogue helped, I felt that the unresolved ending really fell flat. Overall I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys thriller mysteries.

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Author Stephen Amidon
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Celadon Books
Publish Date 17-Jan-2023
ISBN 9781250844231 Buy this Book
Issue February 2023
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller