I hope this is going to be a hit! This is Caroline’s second published book in the states. I am going to have to check out her first now!
I have to admit, I wasn’t too enthused about this book. However, I am trying to build my reputation with Netgalley by reading any book they will hand me because my “book allowance” isn’t near what I want it to be. I thought the cover was too plain, sort of old fashioned I guess. It also took me awhile to get into the story.
However, once I did actually focus on it, I really enjoyed it!!!! I am not saying it was a slow beginning…. just I wasn’t in the mood. I also prefer real books so when I have a kindle, it takes longer. But, I knew I had to get it read by publication date though so I made myself sit and read.
Elena is in the middle of a separation with her husband, Peter. She desperately wants him back and is depressed. Her sister is trying to make sure Elena keeps her head above water but Elena is making it difficult. With a history of anorexia, her sister is very worried about her.
Her new neighbor’s son loves reading and has found out that Elena is an author. He begins to come over almost daily and confides to her about his home life. Elena can’t help but worry and/or wonder about her new neighbors. It is easy to find things going wrong in other’s lives when yours isn’t so great. She begins to write and blocking everyone out. She does still enjoy peeking into the neighbor’s lives and maybe even writing about what she is imagining is going on. Between what Leo tells her and what she sees, she thinks she has it all figured out. She even tries to stop Leo’s mom from making a huge mistake.
Is it Veronica’s mistake or her own that she is trying to stop?
The truth and fiction all start to run together which makes the ending awesome!!!!
This book has the best twist I have read since Behind Her Eyes. Now, it is nowhere as twisted as Behind Her Eyes (I don’t think anyone can come up with something to top that) but I am very glad I stuck with it and I am very appreciative of Netgalley allowing me to read this ARC. Be sure and pick up a copy of this book on Amazon on September 18, 2018.
Characters (Don’t worry, no spoilers)
Elena – Main, Author, Freelancer
Walter – Brother in law
Peter – Elenas ex
Philip Storm – Neighbor
Veronica – Neighbor
Leo – Neighbor’s son, 14
Anna – Girlfriend
Thomas – Elenas first boyfriend
One thing that really annoyed me about this book???? I don’t think it ever said the name of her sister!!!