The Neighbor’s Secret: A Novel
The Cottonwood Estates is a wonderful place to live and raise your children. That’s what all the women in the Cottonwood Book Club believe anyway. There’s Annie, a middle school counselor, who has a teenage daughter who is going through something but she can’t figure out what. There’s Jen, who is struggling to keep the fact her son might have conduct disorder from everyone. There’s also Lena, whose husband died fifteen years ago and hasn’t participated in anything since. Maybe Cottonwood isn’t as great as its residents make out. Before you move there, you might want to know The Neighbor’s Secret.
This story has a very similar feel to Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, so if you enjoyed that as much as I did, then you will definitely enjoy this book. Something I truly loved about it was the building of suspense throughout. You know that something bad happened and will happen again, but it isn’t clear exactly what until the end. The book is peppered with little hints that make you think you know what’s happening and who did it, only to find out you weren’t even close to right. I couldn’t put it down; it was so intriguing.
|L. Alison Heller
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|Mystery, Crime, Thriller