Sunday, April 3, 2022

Book Review - The New Neighbor by Carter Wilson

The New Neighbor

The New Neighbor by Carter Wilson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis: Aidan Marlowe is the superstitious type—he's been playing the same lottery numbers for fifteen years, never hitting the jackpot. Until now. On the day of his wife's funeral.

Aidan struggles to cope with these two sudden extremes: instant wealth beyond his imagination, and the loss of the only woman he's ever loved, the mother of his twin children. But the money gives him and his kids options they didn't have before. They can leave everything behind. They can start a new life in a new town. So they do.

But a huge new house and all the money in the world can't replace what they've lost, and it's not long before Aidan realizes he's merely trading old demons for new ones. Because someone is watching him and his family very closely. Someone who knows exactly who they are, where they've come from, and what they're trying to hide. Someone who will stop at nothing to get what they want...

My Thoughts: The New Neighbor had me flipping pages right away. I think I read it in almost two sittings! Flew thru it, it was so good! I can't even begin to imagine anybody having the kind of luck this poor family was having what with losing a family member and winning the lottery at the same time! Then trying to start fresh and being terrorized? This was just an awesome fast paced story that other than a few minor things I enjoyed a lot and can't wait to grab another book from Carter Wilson!

This is my first book from him so I may be missing something but the reason I gave it only four stars is I feel like a few things weren't tied up at the end but it could be that Mr Wilson has an ongoing "theme" thru a couple of his stories and just gives snippets of a back story in each one? I dunno I just felt a tiny something missing as well as a few small things that happened in the story that just gave me pause but to mention them would take away the experience of the story.

I must say I was kinda dumb founded and had no clue "who dunnit" nor any guesses even until about middle ways because up until then it appeared to me that everybody was a suspect! I was floored when I got to the bottom of it.

*Thanks Netgalley and Poisoned Pen Press for providing this copy for my honest review.

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