Good Neighbors

Good Neighbors

Celeste Ng’s enthralling dissection of suburbia meets Shirley Jackson’s creeping dread in this propulsive literary noir, when a sudden tragedy exposes the depths of deception and damage in a Long Island suburbpitting neighbor against neighbor and putting one family in terrible danger.

Welcome to Maple Street, a picture-perfect slice of suburban Long Island, its residents bound by their children, their work, and their illusion of safety in a rapidly changing world.

Arlo Wilde, a gruff has-been rock star who’s got nothing to show for his fame but track marks, is always two steps behind the other dads. His wife, beautiful ex-pageant queen Gertie, feels socially ostracized and adrift. Spunky preteen Julie curses like a sailor and her kid brother Larry is called “Robot Boy” by the kids on the block.

Their next-door neighbor and Maple Street’s Queen Bee, Rhea Schroedera lonely community college professor repressing her own dark pastwelcomes Gertie and family into the fold. Then, during one spritzer-fueled summer evening, the new best friends share too much, too soon.

As tensions mount, a sinkhole opens in a nearby park, and Rhea’s daughter Shelly falls inside. The search for Shelly brings a shocking accusation against the Wildes that spins out of control. Suddenly, it is one mom’s word against the other’s in a court of public opinion that can end only in blood.

A riveting and ruthless portrayal of American suburbia, Good Neighbors excavates the perils and betrayals of motherhood and friendships and the dangerous clash between social hierarchy, childhood trauma, and fear.

Title:Good Neighbors
ISBN:9781982144364
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  • Susanne  Strong

    Review also posted on blog: https://books-are-a-girls-best-friend... Absolutely Unreal. Affecting, Enthralling, Tragic, Traumatic. In a quiet picturesque community on Long Island, new residents fro...

  • Michael David

    HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY! GOOD NEIGHBORS is like a dark and disturbing game of telephone that goes wrong...very wrong. Maple Street is the perfect street in a suburb of Long Island. Imagine white picket ...

  • Jayme

    Well, I cannot say that I enjoyed this one...but I did find it DISTURBING! VERY DISTURBING. Because this seems to be where our WORLD is headed.Welcome to Long Island, NY in the not too distant future ...

  • Debra

    " A good neighbor is a priceless treasure." - Chinese Proverb Maple Street, it looks like a lovely place to live. A place to start over. A place to give your children a safe place to play and make ...

  • Kaceey

    All the stars🌟🌟🌟🌟 🌟 I’m speechless. What did I just read?!You know how occasionally you pick up a book firmly believing you know exactly what you’re in for? That’s precisely what ...

  • Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    Again I find myself with another unpopular opinion that I am now trying to control. It hits the mark for an exciting unique entertainingly absurd and over-the-top well written POPULAR fiction page tur...

  • megs_bookrack

    **4.5-stars**Welcome to Maple Street. A picturesque, cookie-cutter suburban street on Long Island, where all the kids play together and everyone knows each other's business; good and bad.The Wilde fam...

  • Jen

    I 👏🏼 loved 👏🏼 this 👏🏼 book 👏🏼 Wow, not sure what to say about this one, there are literally so many things I can say, that there is too much! I started and finished January wit...

  • karen

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!!i was offered an arc of this back in october, and i said “yes, please!” because celeste ng meets shirley jackson is my sweet spot. however, i only read horror in october so i ment...

  • Fran

    "[Mob Mentality] explains how one's point of view can be easily altered by those around them...professing beliefs and acting out in ways which [one] would never otherwise [have] done or considered ind...