THE STORY: On the surface, children's book author Sarah Phoenix appears to be living the dream in the sleepy town of Shadow Cove, WA. The only thing she and dermatologist husband Johnny lack is a child to complete their family ideal. But when a deadly fire starts next door, Sarah is knocked unconscious after successfully rescuing the only survivor, their neighbor’s four-year old daughter.
Dazed and stricken with grief, she and Johnny begin to rebuild their shattered lives. Caring for her neighbors’ orphaned daughter, and slowly picking up the pieces of her broken home, Sarah begins to doubt everything she thought was true—about her neighbors, her friends, and even her marriage. With her perfect life crumbling around her, Sarah commits to discovering the truth, even if it means destroying everything.
For fans of Before I Go To Sleep and Gone Girl, Banner’s debut will have readers guessing until the very end!
I loved this book!!! From the first page with an intense scene to the last page which brilliantly pulled it all together THE GOOD NEIGHBOR was hard to but down!!! I was on vacation with my family and kept wanting to sneak away to read more! No joke, you can ask them!!! I was thinking about this well woven mystery when I was doing other things and when I was reading I was completely engrossed! I could not put the pieces together and loved the twists and turns!!! It was such an intense, fun, heart pounding story that all readers will enjoy!!! 5 stars
About the author: As a child, A. J. Banner loved reading everything from Nancy Drew to Tolkien to her parents’ spy novels, “borrowed” from their bookshelves and hidden beneath her pillow. She wrote her first thriller, Mystery at Crane Corner, at the age of 11. She drew her own cover art and bound the pages with staples. Born in India and raised in North America, A. J. graduated from high school in southern California and received degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. She tried various professions after college – some more successfully than others – including a stint in law school, an office management position, and a memorable job at a veterinary clinic, since she loves animals, but eventually she returned to writing.