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Book Review – The Good Neighbour by R. J. Parker #BookReview #BookBlogger #suspense

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I loved the premise of it to know that in the dark, rainy night after an accident Leah knocked on the good neighbor’s door and Martin Tate answered and helped her, all to realize the next day that the owner of that house had been murdered. It was a woman.

Parker’s story started with a lot of steam but slowly fizzled out as it was all about Leah doing what the killer wanted. The motive of the first kill was not clearly defined, but after the encounter with Leah, he seemed obsessed with her. That was the core of the entire book.

I generally liked things kept hidden in the plotline which made it fun to discover. This had everything out in the open. Cops were in the first section of the plot then were chopped out.

Characters were not fleshed out, each one was given a set of bad things they had done. And that was where they remained. An obsessed killer, a guilted-out wife, a straying husband. But humans were more complexed than that.

The book had potential but remained on the same level in the plotline. Only those who loved weird obsession would love the book. It is extremely fast paced with short chapters, so could finish it in a couple of hours.


Rating: 2.5 out of 5.


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When Leah Talbot hits a deer on a deserted road she spots a light on in a nearby house and approaches, hoping that someone is home.

Martin Tate, a charming and handsome man answers the door to the bedraggled and traumatized Leah, inviting her in. Though she’s not there for long, Leah feels an indescribable pull to the man who has helped in her hour of need.

Returning the next morning to express her gratitude, Leah is shocked by the crime scene tape covering the entryway to the house. The sole occupant of the house had been murdered the night before.

The sole female occupant.


Publication Date: March 2021

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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