Thursday, September 17, 2015

Review: The Good Neighbor by AJ Branner

The Good Neighbor
by AJ Branner

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 206
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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?

Kritters Thoughts:  Sarah is somewhat newly married and as her husband is out of town for work she is left at home when tragedy strikes a neighbor's home and their house goes up in flames.  The flames jump and destroy her home too and this big tragedy sends her world spiraling!

I enjoyed this book, it was the quickest read.  I read it in two sittings while in Atlanta for a work trip and the pages flipped very quickly.  It was easy to get to know the characters and all the drama kept me wanting to read read read.  

Although the culprit was in the book almost from the beginning, they came out of left field and I am not sure I loved it this time, wasn't completely satisfied with their reasoning for doing what they did.  

If you are in need of a quick read I would definitely recommend this one, but you could get some frustration with the outcome of the storyline.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from BookSparks PR.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. I hate it when mysteries seem to just pull the bad guy out of the hat with no reasoning....

    Kate @ Ex Libris


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