Saturday, November 20, 2021

The Secret Next Door by Rebecca Taylor

Release Date: November 9, 2021

About The Book:

It's the perfect neighborhood, filled with not-so-perfect people.

Alyson Tinsdale is giving her son the childhood she never had: a stable family, loving home, and a great school in a safe neighborhood. When they move into the home of her dreams in one of Denver's most sought-after developments, Alyson works hard to fit in and impress the other mothers.

Bonnie Sloan is the neighborhood matriarch. With her oldest son headed to Yale, and her youngest starting kindergarten, Bonnie is now pursuing her own long-held political aspirations. But it's her middle child, Elijah, and their private family struggles, that cast a shadow over her plans.

When the open space behind some of the most expensive homes gets slated for development into an amusement facility, the neighborhood becomes deeply divided. The personal pressures and community conflicts ratchet with every passing day, but it's when a thirteen-year-old boy is found dead beside the lake, that simmering tensions boil over into panic.

Gossip flows, lies are exposed, and accusations are made as cracks run through the community's once solid foundations. The neighborhood's faith in exterior appearances is eclipsed by the secrets every house keeps.

Rebecca Taylor, author of Her Perfect Life, returns with this fast-paced, engrossing novel that reminds us that nothing is ever as perfect as it seems.

My Thoughts

When Alyson insists that they move to the exclusive gated community...well her husband is less than pleased. You see...they can't afford the gorgeous home they are buying- again...Alyson does not care. She furnishes the home with the best of everything, she is absolutely desperate to fit in. 

This book had everything! Drama, mystery, wine club..yes book club!!! Did I mention these girls like their wine??? All is picture perfect- until it is not. When a neighborhood child is found murdered..well things get really interesting.

This book had me highly engaged the entire way. Not only was it entertaining- in a Real Housewives or a  Desperate Housewives type of way- which I love both! It was also a twisted domestic/thriller drama that kept me guessing. Every single person was a suspect on my list! The husband that locked his secrets in the basement, the neighbor who ranted constantly on social media or the mom who would get black out drunk?? Or maybe a complete stranger?? This seriously kept me guessing to the very end.

Thank you so much to SuzyApproved Tours, Rebecca Taylor and SourceBooks Landmark for my gifted copy.

About The Author:

Rebecca Taylor was born to a single British teen during a February blizzard in Green Bay, Wisconsin. When she was three, her mother met and married a US Marine. Like many children of military families, Rebecca spent the next fifteen years of her life moving. From Canada to Okinawa, and then all over the United States, she attended eight different schools before graduating high school.

Given that, she didn't really understand how people managed to stay in one place for more than twelve months. So, she spent her twenties working as an international flight attendant while pursuing degrees in psychology and sociology. It wasn't until she was pregnant with her first child and working on her graduate degree in psychology that she began writing fiction.

Rebecca has since written eight novels: ASCENDANT won the Colorado Book Award in 2014, and AFFECTIVE NEEDS was a finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA Award in 2017. HER PERFECT LIFE was her first work of psychological fiction and was published by Sourcebooks in 2020.

Thankfully, Rebecca did eventually learn how to sit and stay. She currently lives in sunny Colorado with her husband, two teens, two dogs, two cats, two fish...there seems to be something about the number two for her. 

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