Book Reviews

Book Review of One House Over by Mary Monroe

Title: One House Over

Author: Mary Monroe

Publication Date: March 27, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Rating: 4 Stars=Great Page Turner

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It has been awhile since I have read a Mary Monroe novel and I am glad I picked up, One House Over. It gave me a what is done in the dark vibe. You never know who is listening and or watching.

Joyce and Odell Watson are a newly married couple moving into their first home. After the older couple moves out next door a younger one takes their place. The Watson’s are friendly and enjoy Milton and Yvonne’s company. Things seem to be going great, Odell gets a promotion at his in-law’s grocery store and Joyce is expecting their first child.

Odell takes a fishing trip that changes everything. He now must keep up appearances and even more so because someone knows what he did. Joyce has changed as well, because now she looks down on certain folks instead of paying attention to what is going on right under her nose.

This was a very refreshing contemporary story about marriage and manipulation. The connection between these two couples and what becomes of their friendship is the making of a good television show. I was captivated with these characters. I could not put this book down and will be reading the rest in this series. If you like a little drama and some anticipation, One House Over is for you.

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