Book Features, Talk About It Thursday

How well do you know your neighbors?

How well do you know your neighbors? I can say I really don’t know mines seeming that I am a private person and all. But being an observer gives me the opportunity to see the behaviors of many of the people in my neighborhood without evening speaking to them. I know it’s wrong but how do you think characters are developed.

I had the pleasure of reading Sarah Pekkanen’s book, The Perfect Neighbors. The author shares the story of three friends living in a well to do neighborhood with secrets they want to stay hidden. When a newcomer moves into the neighborhood they find their secrets have nothing on the one she’s keeping.  The Perfect Neighbors is a book that should be on your “To Be Read” list, just the anticipation of knowing these women’s secrets will keep you turning the pages. Check out the synopsis and decide for yourself.the-prefect-neighborsAvailable at B&N/Books-N-Millions

Bucolic Newport Cove, where spontaneous block parties occur on balmy nights and all of the streets are named for flowers, is proud of being named one the top twenty safest neighborhoods in the United States. It’s also one of the most secret-filled.

Kellie, Susan, and Gigi are long-time residents and close friends. But behind closed doors, each woman is hiding something. Kellie has just returned to work after a decade at home, and she finds herself relishing the attention of her very handsome , very married male colleague. Susan is a single mom and a small-business owner, but late at night, she’s stalking her ex-husband and his new girlfriend. Gigi is poised to become the perfect politician’s wife-except she has skeletons in her closet, which are in danger of being brought into the light now that her husband is running for Congress.

Then a new family moves to the neighborhood. Tessa seems friendly enough to the other mothers, if a bit reserved. But when no one is ever invited to Tessa’s house, it becomes clear that she is hiding the biggest secret of all.



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