Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda #bookreview #thriller

Title: Such a Quiet Place

Author: Megan Miranda

Publisher:  Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: July 13, 2021

Page Count:  352

My rating: 3 1/2 stars

About the book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guest—a Reese Witherspoon Book Club selection—comes a new riveting suspense novel about a mysterious murder in an idyllic and close-knit neighborhood.

We had no warning that she’d come back.​

Hollow’s Edge used to be a quiet place. A private and idyllic neighborhood where neighbors dropped in on neighbors, celebrated graduation and holiday parties together, and looked out for one another. But then came the murder of Brandon and Fiona Truett. A year and a half later, Hollow’s Edge is simmering. The residents are trapped, unable to sell their homes, confronted daily by the empty Truett house, and suffocated by their trial testimonies that implicated one of their own. Ruby Fletcher. And now, Ruby’s back.

With her conviction overturned, Ruby waltzes right back to Hollow’s Edge, and into the home she once shared with Harper Nash. Harper, five years older, has always treated Ruby like a wayward younger sister. But now she’s terrified. What possible good could come of Ruby returning to the scene of the crime? And how can she possibly turn her away, when she knows Ruby has nowhere to go?

Within days, suspicion spreads like a virus across Hollow’s Edge. It’s increasingly clear that not everyone told the truth about the night of the Truetts’ murders. And when Harper begins receiving threatening notes, she realizes she has to uncover the truth before someone else becomes the killer’s next victim.

Pulsating with suspense and with the shocking twists that are Megan Miranda’s trademark, Such a Quiet Place is Megan Miranda’s best novel yet—a twisty locked-box thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night.

I’ve read quite a few books by Megan Miranda and have had mixed results in the past but with a couple of those being five stars I know I would have to give Such a Quiet Place a try. While I did find myself getting lost in the story as I began reading this new thriller wasn’t without a few faults in my eyes.

The story brings readers to a close knit community known as Hollow’s Edge which seems like an ideal place to live, that is until you discover there had been a murder. A family in the neighborhood had been found inside their home and a tenant of one of the home owners, Ruby Fletcher, had been arrested for the murders.

Now, a year and a half later Ruby is a free woman when her lawyer got her conviction overturned. Harper Nash who had once shared her home with Ruby never expected to find Ruby on her doorstep after her twenty year sentence but there she was. Harper soon suspects that Ruby has an agenda for her return to the neighborhood who once turned on her.

The story in Such a Quiet Place seemed to get off to a slow start for me but the pace did seem to pick up a bit later on in the story. The setting in this one was a great one that drew me in despite the slower start. The big thing for me that brought my rating down to three and a half stars was that it felt when it was all said and done there were a lot of holes left that were never filled in. The wrap up was all fine and dandy but I was left wondering about several things and why they were a part of it all so while it was engaging to read I just couldn’t go higher on my rating.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online: 

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About the author:

Megan Miranda is the New York Times bestselling author of ALL THE MISSING GIRLS, THE PERFECT STRANGER, and THE LAST HOUSE GUEST, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick. She has also written several books for young adults, including COME FIND ME, FRAGMENTS OF THE LOST, and THE SAFEST LIES. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children.

Her next adult suspense, THE GIRL FROM WIDOW HILLS, will be published on June 23rd, 2020.

Follow @MeganLMiranda on Twitter and Instagram, or @AuthorMeganMiranda on Facebook.
http://www.meganmiranda.com

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34 Comments on “Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda #bookreview #thriller

  1. Man, this is a tbr I’ve been waiting to get my hands on, but 3.5 is kind of disappointing. I’ll still have to read it though!
    Great review, Carrie!

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      • She’s a great author! But with how many books she’s written that have been great.. There are bound to be one or two that just don’t click.
        Hopefully the next read will be a much better experience!

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          • Lol, I know how you feel.. you’re literally basing a books ratings on your own experience, and it’s guaranteed to be different one than the next person.
            We’re basically warning labels, choose to ignore us or not, but we warned you. 😆

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                • I honestly don’t reread hardly at all since I have such a long long list of books I’m love to get to someday so I don’t come across that problem. I have thought sometimes if I tried ones I didn’t like again in a different mood if I might like them more but who really wants to pick one up again you didn’t quite like? 😂

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                  • I get stuck in a rut reading the newer books sometimes, or get too many disappointing books in a row, and I’ll fall back on a favorite to get my spirits back up.
                    And you make a remarkably excellent point.. With so many options it does seem kind of backwards to retry something you didn’t like the first time.
                    Monumental ‘duh’ moment for me there. 🤭😂

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                    • I’ve gotten to where if I see all my friends enjoying something I’ll push that until I get into a rut but I can see your logic, sometimes we just need that pick me up.🙂

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                    • Reading is so dependant on, not just what you like, but what you’d enjoy right now. And since you don’t know if you’ll like the next book.. why not go for something you already know you love?
                      Before blogging, I never realized the pressure of ‘what to read next’, I just picked whatever sounded curious. Now.. There are so many factors going in to it that it’s crazy! 😅

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                    • Haha I think blogging made me worse when it comes to wanting the next new and shiny book. I do get you though, I have reread some books over the years but coming into the reviewing world opened my eyes to just how many are published each year. Since I read so many genres too I don’t think I could ever possible pick up everything that catches my attention so I don’t have as much urge to return to the familiar when I always want to find the next amazing one.

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                    • I am getting that more and more. Before blogging I reread series regularly, full series of 3 or more books, anything less just wasn’t enough to keep my interest. Now? Now I feel like Veruca from Charlie and the Chocolate factory. I want them all. So, I agree, reviewing changed everything for me too!
                      It’s been fun so far, you know? I’m enjoying the ride. 😋

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                    • Oh man that is such a good description, that is exactly how I am with books! I know I should learn to pass on a few more but I never do because I often come across things that I almost didn’t read and they turn out wonderfully.

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                    • Really? Glad to not be the only one! I try to pass on some.. but then I wonder if I’ll like them later, when I’m in a different mood, or I happen to end up reading a review that makes something I passed on sound incredible. What then? Nah.. it’s just easier to let the tbr keep them safe for me. 😂

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                    • Oh I haven’t actually been in one either, ours here just has an amazing online catalog for ebooks and also dvds and other things. If they don’t have a copy of something either you can suggest it to them and they do try to get them in for you too. I have a long long list of books over there that I didn’t get ARCs for and still want to read at some points and keep adding to it.

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                    • Oh, boy! That sounds like my goodreads, it’s a giant mess of all the books my ADD has been curious about or interested in or thought was pretty. I figure that.. If I just add everything, I’ll never have to worry about needing options. I guess I’m succeeding.. 🤭
                      And it’s so frustrating not getting the arcs you want! Best of luck with the next one.. or ten!

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                    • My goodreads shelf was like that then I decided it was too much to sort through when I was looking for challenge books so now I have an ARC shelf and my want to read is all the thousands of Kindle downloads I actually own… yes thousands. Then I keep the it interests me but who knows if I’ll ever get to it stuff on a list on my library site so I can browse there if I’m looking for something to read too.

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                    • Goodreads really would be better if we could organize it more somehow. It’s appalling how difficult it is to find anything on there.. especially when you get over a thousand.
                      And, I think I’m in a good position to believe you have thousands of ebooks.. I, too, have over a thousand, myself, and more by now. My husband says I need to learn to just say ‘no’ sometimes.. so I told him no. 😅
                      Besides, this is probably one of the more healthy obsessions you can have!

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                    • Well, I guess they figure we need to organize ourselves with shelves but I hate having to sift through the different ones I do have set up let alone add more.😂 And my Kindle count is astronomical really, I have probably 3k+ doc file arcs and I have over 7k actual Kindle books on there but in my defense I didn’t actually buy 99% of those, I just keep clicking free ones because you know, I might get bored one day and need to read that particular book. On the flip side though I’m usually all set for that challenge that wants a rare something on a cover or word in a title etc that no one else can find.😂🤣😭

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                    • Lol! Omgosh, that’s so great, and I’m so jealous of your collection! I don’t even have to know what’s on it.
                      I have a tendency to add free books whenever I remember you can do that now and my library has grown exponentially. I’ve only been reading again for a little less than a year so.. maybe my collection will grow up to be like yours! 😂

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                    • It probably will, I’ve got quite a few years on you from when I picked it back up obsessively after a long break.🙂

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                    • I think that, no matter what point I came to in reading, I’ll always be behind. There are just too many options to choose from to ever really “catch up.”
                      Did you have the problem when first getting back into reading where you had to remind yourself constantly that it’s not
                      a race? 😅

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                    • It’s not a race??? Whoa, mind blown!!🤣😂
                      Seriously though, I know what you mean as it’s impossible to read them all. I just look at it this way, as long as I’m enjoying reading I’ll do it and if I ever get to where they all bore me I’ll find another hobby.😃

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                    • With less running. I don’t run.
                      And, huh, that’s a pretty solid plan.. and rather enlightened. I never thought of it like that but, I guess it really is that simple, isn’t it? 😆

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                    • Lol! I like to assume that if I ever need to run.. survival instinct will kick in and that will be enough.
                      Right. Yes. Read what makes me happy.. well, try to. 😅

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                    • I’d probably be in trouble if I ever really needed to run but I’m all for the be smart survival strategy and could hopefully come up with a better plan than running wildly anyway.🤣😂😋

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                    • The question would have to first be.. What are we running from? Any number of things could be used to distract but.. it really does depend on the circumstances. Weapons are always useful. 😂

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                    • Haha yep, you got it. You can’t decide what to do until you know what the problem is. And have you ever noticed in the disaster movies the ones that just wildly take off running are usually the ones that don’t make it anyway?🤣😂

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