Title: The Liar Next Door
Author: Nicola Marsh
Publication Date: August 23, 2021
Page Count: 321
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
Numbness floods my body as I stumble up the steps leading to my house. Inside I know my five-year-old’s bed is empty, her dresser is ransacked, her overnight bag is gone. I can see her dolls lying untouched through the window of our perfect family home – in the place where I thought I could protect her forever. My daughter is missing.
You’d think my first instinct would be to call the police.
But I know who’s taken my daughter.
And I know that the police can’t help me.
Only I can convince the woman who has my baby to give her back. She thinks she knows my secrets… but she has no idea.
Fans of Liane Moriarty, Sally Hepworth and The Girl on the Train will love this utterly unputdownable domestic thriller from USA Today bestselling author Nicola Marsh.
The Liar Next Door by Nicola Marsh is sort of domestic suspense that slowly builds into a domestic thriller. The story in this one is told from multiple points of view switching between them with each chapter and also having some instances of diving into the past.
This story is one of three neighbors, Frankie, Celeste, and Saylor. The three women become friends in their neighborhood but each has their own secrets they aren’t sharing with their neighbors. Frankie, the perfect housewife and mother, has made a career on social media portraying that image. Celeste, the new neighbor who is hiding from her past. Saylor, the expectant mother to be with a loving husband.
The first thing I would say about this book is don’t pay any attention to the book blurb. I’ve actually seen two different ones for this book and neither really make much sense to me having read the story. I’m the type of reader that I add a book to my TBR and by the time I actually get to reading that one I’ve forgotten anything I may have read about it and that worked for me in this case.
Just know that if you like secrets, lies and of course some “perfect” people that are as far from perfect that you can find then this one might be for you. The story was the type that progresses at a decent pace then picks up the further you dive into the juicy details. It was suspenseful and engaging and as the twists came along it definitely kept me entertained.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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