Review: The New Neighbors by Simon Lelic

Publication Date: April 10th, 2018 

Series: Standalone 
Rating: 5 Stars

Official Blurb: What if your perfect home turned out to be the scene of the perfect crime?

Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home: tons of space, the perfect location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it.

So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Syd chose to ignore it. That was a mistake.

Because someone has just been murdered. Right outside their back door.

And now the police are watching them...

Review: It’s not often I read a lot of psychological / suspense / mystery books, but this book really called out to me for some reason. I was very intrigued to see how this story was going to play out, and believe me, it did not disappoint in the least.

Jack and Syd are a younger couple who move into a new home in a brand-new neighborhood. At first, everything is perfect, until it isn’t. There are secrets that are being held by not only Jack but Syd as well. The couple slowly starts noticing things without really communicating with each other, which is how they both find themselves in messed up situations. Now someone has been murdered and all eyes are pointing towards the new neighbors, but is it really them or is someone playing mind games with them?

Not going to lie, at first the story starts out a bit slow, but it quickly picked up for me and kept me pulled in. Jack and Syd both have things they are hiding, and I honestly couldn’t wait to find out what they all actually were. There are secrets from the past that come into play as well as things happening in the now that take a huge part in the twists and turns of this book. There a quite a few surprises I didn’t see coming, and I loved every minute of this book. Very good edgy thriller that will keep you guessing, until the very end.


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