January 2023 Book Club – The Perfect Neighborhood by Liz Alterman (Signed by the Author)


Liz Alterman’s engrossing novel is a thought-provoking read about the dark side of suburbia and the secrets of close-knit communities, perfect for fans of Joshilyn Jackson. Your paperback book is hand signed by the Author.

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About The Book

When actress and model Allison Langley leaves her former rockstar husband, Christopher, in the middle of the night, it’s all her Oak Hill neighbors can talk about. The gossip comes to an abrupt halt when five-year-old Billy Barnes goes missing on his walk home from kindergarten.

Billy’s mother, Rachel, blames herself for being at work and letting her only child walk alone. Cassidy, Billy’s teenage babysitter, was also late to arrive on the afternoon he disappeared and blames herself for his disappearance.

As the clock ticks down, police are unable to find any trace of Billy, forcing Rachel to ponder the enemies she’s made in their well-off suburb. Could it be one of her neighbors who stole her son? Would they abduct Billy to hurt her? How easy would it be to take a child while the parents or nannies are distracted?

When another child goes missing, the town is put under a microscope as the police try to get to the bottom of the disappearances. Will they be able to find the two children, or will it be too late? What secrets lie at the heart of this tragedy, and how far will one go to keep those dangerous secrets buried?

About the Author

Liz Alterman lives in New Jersey with her husband, three sons, and two cats.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Parents, McSweeney’s, and other publications.

She spends most days microwaving the same cup of coffee and looking up synonyms.

Your box will include…

  • A brand new paperback copy The Perfect Neighborhood by Liz Alterman – Signed by the Author
  • Four delicious beverages – A mixture of tea and coffee.
  • A Tasty Treat – Meredith & Drew Biscuits (dietary requirements? Let us know at checkout).
  • A Beautifully scented wax melt bar – snow/winter themed.
  • A Bookish Postcard – perfect for framing or displaying in your home!
  • All subscribers (three month subscription) will get a chocolate treat in January’s box!
  • A hand poured wax seal to finish it all off – great for keeping and putting in a journal or scrapbook as decoration!

About the Book Club Box…

We have an online discussion post every month held in The Fiction Café Book Club on Facebook as well as discussion reminders through our very own Facebook Book group and Facebook Messenger. Get in touch and we’ll point you in the right direction if you want to join in! Face to face discussions are also held once a month locally near Andover, Hampshire. There will also be the opportunity to chat to this Author with us via Zoom in 2023 and you can sign up to that event here.

Purchase our Three Month Book Club Subscription & save money!

January, February and March boxes can be purchased as a subscription. All of our brand new signed publication boxes are normally a flat cost of £18.99 (paperbacks only). In purchasing this subscription you will be saving yourself a few pence across the cost of three boxes plus no additional postage costs. For more information head to the three month subscription page.



Optional Extras

We have lots of bookish add-ons available! From Bookmarks to mini wax melt burners, book holders, book baskets, coffee and chocolate – we have plenty of items to add something a little special. Take a look at all of our options here.

* Gallery images of our book boxes show an example of what may be included – treat and gift content may differ. If a wax melt bar is included, scent is subject to availability and may differ. If you have any dietary needs or allergies please add a note at checkout.