Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Good Neighbor - Review #FRC2015

Review by Marlene Engel
Shadow Cove, Washington, is the kind of town everyone dreams about—quaint streets, lush forests, good neighbors. That’s what Sarah thinks as she settles into life with her new husband, Dr. Johnny McDonald. But all too soon she discovers an undercurrent of deception. And one October evening when Johnny is away, sudden tragedy destroys Sarah’s happiness.

Dazed and stricken with grief, she and Johnny begin to rebuild their shattered lives. As she picks up the pieces of her broken home, Sarah discovers a shocking secret that forces her to doubt everything she thought was true—about her neighbors, her friends, and even her marriage. With each stunning revelation, Sarah must ask herself, Can we ever really know the ones we love?

Set in Shadow Cove, Washington children’s book author Sarah and her husband Johnny enjoy their small town.  Until one night when tragedy strikes and will change the course of their lives forever.  As Sarah tries to mend their uprooted lives, she comes across secrets and lies that has her questioning everything that she thought to be true.  Even to the point of wondering if her own husband is who she has always thought he was. 

There’s nothing like a good mystery to keep you on your toes.  The author’s attention to detail, captivating story-line and character development was impeccable.  The second you think you have it figured out, another twist is thrown at you.  A fast-paced, quick read.  But one you definitely don’t want to miss!

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About the Author:
A. J. Banner grew up reading Agatha Christie, Daphne du Maurier, and other masters of love and mystery. She enjoyed sneaking thrillers from her parents' library, which gave her excellent fodder for her first novel of psychological suspense, The Good Neighbor. Born in India and raised in North America, she always dreamed of writing gripping stories in which nothing is what it seems. She's hard at work on her next novel in her home office overlooking a Pacific Northwest forest.

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