July 5, 2016
The Perfect Neighbors
"Would they still respect her if they glimpsed her at her lowest moments?" ~ pg. 61
Newport Cove is named one of the top twenty safest neighborhoods in the U.S. and one of the most secret-filled. Its residents are a trip. Kellie just returned to work after a decade of being a stay-at-home mom. Susan promises herself she won't eat any carbs and she will stop stalking her ex-husband. Gigi is fearful her past will be brought to light since her husband is running for Congress. And Tessa is the new neighbor and hiding the biggest secret of all.
Sarah Pekkanen is known for her "conversational writing style" and for creating characters that readers care about. However, I could not find any interest in the characters of The Perfect Neighbors. This suburban neighborhood reminded me of a Desperate Housewives episode. The build-up to secrets had me expecting a major reveal only to be let down by its dull predictability. I have read better from Sarah Pekkanen and recommend her early novels. The supposedly perfect neighbors of Newport Cove just didn't do it for me.
Happy Pub Day, Sarah Pekkanen!
Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are honestly my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.
Title: The Perfect Neighbors
Author: Sarah Pekkanen
Published: July 2016