PUBLISHER: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
PUBLICATION DATE: July 16th, 2019
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Thank you to the publisher for the eARC of this novel via Edelweiss.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Two women are watching each other.
Phoebe Miller isn’t sure when the rusty car started showing up in the cul-de-sac she calls home, or why its driver would be spying on her. What could be interesting about an unhappy housewife who drowns her sorrows in ice cream and wine and barely leaves her house?
Only one knows why.
When a new family moves in across the street–the exuberant Vicki, who just might become the gossipy best friend Phoebe’s always wanted, and her handsome college-bound son, Jake, who offers companionship of a different variety–Phoebe finds her dull routine infused with the excitement she’s been missing. But with her head turned she’s no longer focused on the woman in the car. And she really should be…
This book follows married couple Phoebe and Wyatt. Phoebe notices the same came parked outside their house several times a week. No one seems to get out of the vehicle, and it just sits seems to sit there before eventually leaving again.
Phoebe becomes obsessed with this. Why would someone sit outside their house in a vehicle and not get out. She finds herself constantly checking daily to see if the car is parked outside. Who could it be she wonders?
This novel is told from alternating POV’s. The majority of the story is told from Phoebe’s point of view, but there are parts told in Interlude form – from the point of view of the person who is sitting in the car, watching and waiting. We are unsure who this person is. Until their identity is eventually revealed. Phoebe becomes friends with the new family that has moved across the street. Husband and wife, Ron and Vicki, and their teenage son Jake.
An addictive story that has many unreliable characters, who have something to hide. They all share their own secrets and tell lies. Who can you trust? I was immersed in this story and loved every moment to the shocking ending, there everything is revealed. So many secrets, lies, betrayals and deceit, that will leave you guessing until the end. Nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted.
A great novel that was a pleasure to read. Make sure to add it to your TBR now.
MY RATING: 4/5 stars