The New Neighbour by Miranda Rijks

The New Neighbour
.ePUB, 239 pages
Expected Publication: 10 Dec 2021
By: Inkubator Books

About The Book:
Until recently, Isobel has always loved The Close. A quiet road of large houses tucked away in the beautiful English countryside, it seemed like the perfect place to live. Then, six months ago, a young man was killed in a mysterious hit-and-run incident. The police investigated but no one was charged. It’s left a bad feeling in this little community, a feeling that someone knows more than they are saying. So when new neighbour Linette arrives, Isobel thinks it’s the perfect chance to make a fresh start, to repair relationships and rebuild her community. But someone else has a very different plan, and bad things start to happen. When there’s another death, Isobel realises her home, her marriage, and her family are all in terrible danger. She is certain that what’s happening is connected to the hit-and-run. But how? What really happened on the night of the fatal accident? And above all, who is Linette and what does she really want?

My Review:
This was a very short book but it took me a long time to read it. It felt a little repetitive but it did surprise me. About twenty-five percent in one the author gives away one of the reveals, I really appreciated that. It shows that Ms. Rijks respects her readers enough to realize we'd figure it out. I love when an author does that as it let's us get on with things, like the more important second reveal...who was responsible? That I didn't figure out at all and I enjoyed being surprised. Told through the lone perspective of our main character, Isobel the book was too much of a slow burner for me and didn't get going until I was almost finished. Even though I was surprised by this one it was a slog trying to get through it.

With many thanks to NetGalley, Miranda Rijks and Inkubator Books for the giving of the ARC.

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