Book Preview - Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan

Hi everyone! Today’s Preview is Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan which publishes February 2. This book is in the General Fiction genre and has a great Goodreads rating at 4.17 based on 156 ratings. I chose this book because I love fiction set in communities that on appearance look idyllic, but on the inside are something very different.

Take a look at the Publisher’s Notes:

“ Welcome to Maple Street, a picture-perfect slice of suburban Long Island, its residents bound by their children, their work, and their illusion of safety in a rapidly changing world.
Arlo Wilde, a gruff has-been rock star who’s got nothing to show for his fame but track marks, is always two steps behind the other dads. His wife, beautiful ex-pageant queen Gertie, feels socially ostracized and adrift. Spunky preteen Julie curses like a sailor and her kid brother Larry is called “Robot Boy” by the kids on the block.

Their next-door neighbor and Maple Street’s Queen Bee, Rhea Schroeder—a lonely community college professor repressing her own dark past—welcomes Gertie and family into the fold. Then, during one spritzer-fueled summer evening, the new best friends share too much, too soon.

As tensions mount, a sinkhole opens in a nearby park, and Rhea’s daughter Shelly falls inside. The search for Shelly brings a shocking accusation against the Wildes that spins out of control. Suddenly, it is one mom’s word against the other’s in a court of public opinion that can end only in blood.

A riveting and ruthless portrayal of American suburbia, Good Neighbors excavates the perils and betrayals of motherhood and friendships and the dangerous clash between social hierarchy, childhood trauma, and fear”.

Have I piqued your interest? Let me know your thoughts! I’ll be reading this book soon and will review it here at the end of January.

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