Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thursday Thrillers: The Good Neighbor by A.J. Banner

From Goodreads: From a phenomenal new voice in suspense fiction comes a book that will forever change the way you look at the people closest to you… 

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? 

The Good Neighbor by A.J. Banner 
Genre: Mystery Thriller | Pages: 206


The Good Neighbor by A.J. Banner is a great little Amazon deal at only $3.99. I received an ARC of it last year, and I go against the flow a bit when it comes to this book as I've read several reviews that find fault with this little mystery. But you know what? I likes what I likes, and I liked this book! Not only was it a super fast read, but it was also a thriller that was on the lighter side, never too dark or unsettling.

Here's my mini-review from 2016:

I really enjoyed this fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat little mystery! I read this book in two hours, and I just adore a fast read that keeps you guessing at who the main culprit is. While the main story tied up nicely, there were a couple of side stories that got no resolution. I would love a spin-off starring Fire Marshal Ryan Greene that could perhaps find room for closure for the side stories in this current installment. I liked the writing style and enjoyed the characters as well as the plot. I’ll definitely read more by this author.

Favorite Quote: 
“Haven’t you heard the saying a woman is like a tea bag, you
never know what she’s made of until you dip her in hot water?”

Bottom line: For only $3.99 at Amazon (B&N only carries the paperback and audio versions at this time), this quick mystery thriller is a great deal. I also have a copy of the author's newest novel, The Twilight Wife; and though I haven't started it yet, this one seems to be more of a crowd-pleaser. I truly believe this is an author to watch.

The Good Neighbor  The Twilight Wife

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  1. Love the quote about women and tea - you have such a gift for finding these awesome quotes that get stuck in my brain! <3

    1. Aw, thank you, love! I really liked that quote, too. <3

  2. This sounds like such a wifey book and you really cant beat the price! <3

    1. It was! I don't know what some of those other people were thinking. Lol.

  3. Ooh I love that cover, with the green and the mist (and even the green in the title lettering). And the premise too- sounds tense! And for $3.99 I'm off to go get it right now! :)

    1. I liked it, too, Greg; and even though I'm in the minority, I really enjoyed this fast, not-too-intense mystery. I hope you love it! I can't wait for your thoughts :)


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