This book had so many loveable aspects – unusual for a domestic thriller! The twists, turns and secrets were brilliant but what really made the book was the characterisation. Characters you suspect, love and hate, all rolled into one. Was it them? No it couldn’t have been. But was it? Surely not. This book kept me guessing right until the end…and then that ending kept me guessing all over again!

The dark side of suburbia is well and truly explored within the pages of this book and the almost claustrophobic nature of close-knit communities came through every chapter. Can you really do a single thing without someone in the neighbourhood noticing? I loved how there were countless secrets emerging and evolving from within the pockes of this seemingly perfect neighbourhood. It’s a chilling read which will really make you wonder about the lengths someone might go to for their secret to remain hidden.

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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.

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The Perfect Neighborhood by Liz Alterman
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