make changes in her own life. But those changes will come at a price. Soon Gav and Lou will be asking things they've no right to ask of their neighbours, with shattering consequences for all of them...
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Release Date: August 8, 2017
Genre: Domestic Drama
This book was not what I was expecting. Not even a little bit. Having read the blurb I knew this was going to be placed at the top of my TBR. Then magically, the publisher sent me a request in my inbox asking if I would like to review a paperback copy and I immediately said yes! After all, I am a huge fan of psychological thrillers. Unfortunately, once I dove in and read the first 100 pages, I knew I was wrong. This is not a psychological thriller. There are no chills, no darkness, no twists and turns, and certainly nothing sinister at play. Instead, this is lackluster domestic drama and maybe even character study on two very different families- one of which is your typical suburban couple and the other a more eccentric and artsy couple. Now, just because this book wasn't quite my cup of tea, I think there will be many readers out there who will enjoy it. Perhaps if it wasn't slated as a domestic/psychological thriller... Anyway, this book was just an okay read for me. Had I known what I was getting into prior to reading it I may have liked it a bit more. But, because I feel a bit mislead in terms of the genre, it didn't sit too well with me.
On a more positive note, one of the things that did really work for this novel is the way the author portrayed the characters. She wrote them realistically, and I can certainly see the drama of it all playing out in the real world. It's one of those types of things that make you say yup! That could be true. Perhaps it is happening right now in our own neighborhood.
Many thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.