The Liar Next Door

The Liar Next Door by Nicola Marsh

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Three new neighbors have something in common, and they share more than just an address.

Frankie is an Instagram celebrity. But once the camera lights are off, she struggles with insecurity and marital problems. Her new neighbors are single mom Celeste and a mommy-to-be Saylor. In need of privacy and unwanted attention, Celeste moves into the closed community under the shade of the night. Also, she has an unnatural obsession with Frankie’s daughter. And now Saylor, young mother to be who obsessively throws neighborhood gatherings. At the first glance – it’s a typical community, but our three neighbors are connected by a web of secrets.

The novel has started well, I was into the book, but the more I read, the plot turned into a telenovela. Instead of the mystery, I was met with lots and lots of relationship drama. In addition, there were many loose ends that either didn’t make any sense or were simply overdone at the end. For example, Walter and Ronals, have been portraited as completely opposite characters, they just had no connection. And the reason behind Saylor’s move into the community was, in my opinion – excessive. While this is not my cup of tea, I still would like to give an author a credit for perfectly tying all the strings at the end. It was a pretty remarkable situation all the characters found themselves in. Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture publisher for a free and advanced copy of the novel.

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