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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Book Review: The Perfect Neighbors by Sarah Pekkanen

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook and excerpt, free of charge,from Washington Sqaure Press via Edelweiss,, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

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How well do you ever really know the family next door?

Bucolic Newport Cove, where spontaneous block parties occur on balmy nights and all of the streets are named for flowers, is proud of its distinction of being named one the top twenty safest neighborhoods in the US. It’s also one of the most secret-filled.

Kellie Scott has just returned to work after a decade of being a stay-at-home mom. She’s adjusting to high heels, scrambling to cook dinner for her family after a day at the office—and soaking in the dangerous attention of a very handsome, very married male colleague. Kellie’s neighbor Susan Barrett begins every day with fresh resolutions: she won’t eat any carbs, she’ll go to bed at a reasonable hour, and she’ll stop stalking her ex-husband and his new girlfriend. Gigi Kennedy seems to have it all together—except her teenage daughter has turned into a hostile stranger and her husband is running for Congress, which means her old skeletons are in danger of being brought into the light.

Then a new family moves to this quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac. Tessa Campbell seems friendly enough to the other mothers, if a bit reserved. Then the neighbors notice that no one is ever invited to Tessa’s house. And soon, it becomes clear that Tessa is hiding the biggest secret of all.


In every family there are secrets, and things that are not shown to anyone. That is why when a horrible event occurs, people always say 'they were quiet people, great neighbors, we had no idea, etc" when interview by the press about their fellow neighbors. This book takes that idea and fills it with Sarah's unique characters to create a Summer read you can't put down! Sarah takes us behind the facades we put up to make people think everything is ok, and shares with the reader the inner workings of 4 very different women, whose lives get a bit turned upside down by the arrival of the 5th. Add a secret that is about to unraveled and you have a book you can't put down! Make sure this one is on your Summer to-read list!

About the Author:

Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally bestselling author of The Opposite of Me, Skipping a Beat, These Girls, The Best of Us, Catching Air, and Things You Won’t Say. Her work has been published in People, The Washington Post, and USA TODAY, among other publications. She lives with her family in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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