Suspense fans take note! The Family Across the Street, by Nicole Trope is a fast-paced page turner that keeps you invested from start to finish. For me, an unputdownable book with an unexpected twist – exactly what I love in a good domestic psychological thriller.
The story starts out in current time when shots ring out in a quiet neighborhood and they’re coming from the home of a family of four (mom, dad, two 5-year-old twins). Then we go back 8 hours in time and learn about everything that precedes that moment from four different POVs…a nosey neighbor, a delivery man, Katherine West (the homeowner), and one more.
I don’t want to say too much for fear of giving it all away, but I personally thought it was a brilliantly written story! I loved the fast paced feel of it all and the consistent switch between narrators. The characters all had interesting backstories that ultimately lend themselves to how the story wraps up. It’s one of those books you can read in a day because you want to keep reading to find out what happens next!
The Family Across the Street felt a lot like a story ripped from the headlines! Kudos to the author …so well done! As far as suspense & mystery reads are concerned, this one ticked all the boxes for me…easy to read, fast paced, compelling, a little twist I didn’t see coming.
I gave this one a 5 out of 5 stars.
TW: domestic violence; escalating violence
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