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The Perfect Neighbors

By: Rachel Sargeant
Narrated by: Lara Falkner
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Publisher's Summary

The perfect neighbors tell the perfect lies.... 

A top 10 Amazon Kindle best seller. A dark and twisty psychological thriller from a rising star in the genre, perfect for fans of The Couple Next Door

When Helen moves into an exciting new neighborhood, she finds herself in a web of evil with no escape.

Behind the shutters lies a devastating secret....

When Helen moves abroad with her loving husband, Gary, she can’t wait to meet her fellow expat teachers from the local international school. But her new start is about to become her worst nightmare....

As soon as the charming family across the way welcome Helen into their home, she begins to suspect that all is not as it seems. Then Gary starts to behave strangely, and a child goes missing, vanished without a trace.

When violence and tragedy strike, cracks appear in the community and Helen realises her perfect neighbors are capable of almost anything....

©2017 Rachel Sargeant (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Dark, claustrophobic and suffused with a creeping sense of menace, The Perfect Neighbours builds to a shocking climax. I thoroughly enjoyed it." (Alex Lake, best-selling author of After Anna)

"An escalating sense of foreboding...Sargeant certainly makes the plot twists almost impossible to second guess, but for the merest passing details, keeping the reader turning the page." (Lincolnshire Life)  

"An original, gripping thriller that is both unnerving and shocking in equal measure. I was immediately drawn into the strange, claustrophobic neighbourhood and Rachel Sargeant creates a thrilling sense of foreboding throughout." (Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House)

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This was a good book... A REALLY good book! It kept me interested and had enough going on to keep me guessing and continuing on...

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4 stars but with definite exceptions see review

oh well now. at chapter 8 I was completely lost
at chapter 28 I wasn't much better but I began to get my place. As always there will be no spoilers in my reviews. I felt the German speach was pointless (poor narrator had to pronounce )
early in I felt there were too many characters without anything memorable to distinguish
then I felt like giving up on book around chapter 28 I felt like it was FINALLY starting to come together. from there on it was Good. actually really good. it redeemed itself nicely , although I had figured some things out I still was pleasantly surprised, one part seemed quite if a far fetched and a little out there for me and probably unnecessary, but all in all. I did end up enjoying this book. so if you are getting discouraged hang in there.