The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor by A. J. Banner. Seattle: Lake Union Publishing, 2015. 196 pages. ***

Sarah is living in a neighborhood and married to the man of her dreams only to discover that life isn't always what it seems. A fire destroys the house next door and Sarah's peace of mind when she begins to question her husband's truthfulness and the loyalty of her friends. Who can she believe and are current events a bizarre series of coincidences?

This story is billed as "suspense fiction" and "psychological thriller" which is one of my favorite fiction types. However, there is something in the story that falls short. I'm not sure if it is the predictability factor or a plot that has been overworked. It began with a strong story line, but then became a weak who done it and a typical question of who the bad guy is. It is an enjoyable entertaining book, however, just not as suspenseful as I like. I look forward to reading more from this author. 

I received an Advanced Reading Copy from BookSparks for a review.

A. J. Banner was born in India and raised in Canada and California, she earned degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. An avid hiker, swimmer, and animal lover, she lives on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State with her husband and four rescued cats.

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