The Perfect Neighbors

The Perfect Neighbors

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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"The page-turning new novel from the internationally bestselling author known for her "conversational writing style and a knack for making readers care about her characters" (The Washington Post) takes us into the homes of an idyllic suburban neighborhood where we discover the burning secrets hiding just below the surface. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Tessa Campbell moves into an idyllic suburban neighborhood, where many of the inhabitants have their own secrets, but when the neighbors notice that no one visits Tessa, they suspect that she is hiding an even greater secret.
Publisher: New York :, Washington Square Press,, 2016
Edition: First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9781501106507
1501106503
Call Number: EBOOK AXIS 360
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource (342 pages)

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AL_FELICIA Jul 14, 2017

Reminded me a bit of Desperate Housewives. Lots of drama in this community and we get a peek into the lives of these women.

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LaFilm
Jun 13, 2017

A great story of four women and how they each have "secrets" and work through them. A few heavy parts, but with comic moments such as the emails on via the community listserv.

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supadupastef
Jun 02, 2017

An easy read, though hokey at times. The author didn't dive too deep into character psyche as there are quite a few players. However, overall a decent read, about friendship, love, and personal growth.

debwalker Dec 16, 2016

My first Pekkanen, and found an enjoyable read. Very good on women's inner lives and laugh out loud posts on the community blog.

ehbooklover Oct 21, 2016

This book told the stories of four women who are neighbours. These women and their secrets are the focus of the story, with the mystery aspect of the plot being more of a bonus. A fun exploration of the perils and benefits of living in a small-town subdivision that also touches on some pretty serious topics.

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