Tuesday, December 15, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Good Neighbor by A.J. Banner


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ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):

From a phenomenal new voice in suspense fiction comes a book that will forever change the way you look at the people closest to you…

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?

MY REVIEW:

Recently married to Dr. Johnny McDonald, a well-known dermatologist in their quaint little town, Sarah Phoenix's life is flipped upside down when a fire next door kills two people and destroys her home. Johnny wasn't home when the fire broke out and he didn't answer his phone when Sarah tried to call him.  As things begin to settle down, Sarah discovers the fire wasn't an accident and she finds herself beginning to question everything and everyone around her, including Johnny.

If you're looking for a fiction "quickie," this is it.  There's a little bit of action, a little bit of mystery/suspense, even a little bit of romance, but nothing terribly intense or deep or thought-provoking.  It's worth reading if you enjoy fiction and you're looking for something interesting, but it won't necessarily knock your socks off.