Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Good Neighbours by Mary Grand. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite. Read on for more info and my review.
It was meant to be a safe place to start again…
In need of an escape from her failing marriage, Nia agrees to house-sit her aunt’s cottage on the Isle of Wight. She feels sure the cosy close in a quaint harbour town will be a safe place to hide and figure out what to do next.
But things are not all as they seem in the close, and the neighbours who welcome her with open arms, are keeping secrets. When Nia finds the body of one of her new friends lying on the beach, she feels sickeningly sure that the killer is dangerously near to home.
Who killed her friend and why did she have to die? And if Nia discovers the answers she’s looking for, is she next on their hit list? Good neighbours may become good friends, but they can also make deadly enemies…
Good Neighbours by Mary Grand is a slow burn puzzle that keeps the reader guessing until the very end. Mary Grand’s writing is excellent and the story flows very well.
The plot is unique with its cult-type whodunit. This is a theme I haven’t read much of, so it was very compelling when I read it here. I thought this aspect of the book is really what kept it interesting. I liked how the story had twists that I didn’t see coming and I wasn’t sure, until the reveal, who was the culprit.
The story does start off with a bang but slows down significantly. That did give me a little trouble, as I usually like fast-paced reads. However, the ending is worth the read, so I’m glad I kept going.
If you enjoy cult-type thrillers with excellent characters and a surprising end, you’ll enjoy Good Neighbours.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources, Boldwood Books, Netgalley, and the author for the free review copy of this book. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
3.5★ (rounded to 4 for Amazon & Goodreads)
Mary Grand is the author of five novels and writes gripping, page-turning suspense, with a dark and often murderous underside. She grew up in Wales, was for many years a teacher of deaf children and now lives on the Isle of Wight where her novel, The House Party, which was published by Boldwood in July 2020, is set.
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