Title: The New Neighbors
Author: Simon Lelic
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Rating: 4 Stars
Publication Date: April 10, 2018
Synopsis: The Girl Before meets The Couple Next Door in a Hitchcockian thriller about a couple who moves into their dream neighborhood only to discover nothing is as it seems…
The perfect couple. The perfect house. The perfect crime.
Londoners Jack and Syd found their dream home: lots of space, a great location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it.
Everything is exactly what they hoped for when they move in–except Jack makes a disturbing discovery in the attic, and Syd begins to wonder about the girl next door. And they each keep the other in the dark.
Because someone has just been killed outside their back door, and now the police are watching them.
This is their chance to prove they’re innocent–or to get away with murder.
Whose story do you believe?
I love a good thriller and this one definitely kept me guessing. It pulled me in right away with the alternating narrative. We get both Jack and Syd’s point of view of the events that happened leading up to..whatever it is that just occurred before they began writing. I won’t spoil anything, but this was creepy and addictive. I couldn’t put it down and I really want to pick up more of the author’s books.
The New Neighbors also has a bit of a supernatural feel to it and I LOVE the authors explanation for this at the end of the book. Definitely make sure to read that part when you’re finished with the story!
Thank you so much to Berkley Publishing Group and Net Galley for sending me a copy to review!