Book Review: The Neighbors by Hannah Mary McKinnon
I've got one word for you: Scandalous.
I'd like to introduce you to Abby. She seems to have it all and all together. A great husband, beautiful daughter and a quaint house in a nice neighborhood. But secrets and hidden pasts never stay quiet for long. In Abby's case, the sound of her perfect life is interrupted by the sound of a knock at her door. And the person on the other side as a lot to say...
Abby looks forward to meeting the family who just moved in across the street—until she realizes they’re the one couple who could expose her deepest secrets.
What is she trying to hide? After a night of fun back in 1992, Abby is responsible for a car crash that kills her beloved brother. It’s a mistake she can never forgive, so she pushes away Liam, the man she loves most, knowing that he would eventually hate her for what she’s done, the same way she hates herself.
Twenty years later, Abby’s husband, Nate, is also living with a deep sense of guilt. He was the driver who first came upon the scene of Abby’s accident, the man who pulled her to safety before the car erupted in flames—the man who could not save her brother in time. It’s this guilt, this regret, that binds them together. They understand each other. Or so Nate believes.
In a strange twist of fate, Liam moves into the neighborhood with his own family, releasing a flood of memories that Abby has been trying to keep buried all these years. Abby and Liam, in a complicit agreement, pretend never to have met, yet cannot resist the pull of the past—nor the repercussions of the terrible secrets they’ve both been carrying…
What I loved most about this book is the characters are brutally honest. The author lets you get inside the hearts and minds of each of them and they tell their own sides of their stories, which it gave the story an intimate, up-close-and-personal feel.
Chances are, you have a lost love in your life who you think of when someone asks you about the one who got away. You probably have something in your past that makes your gut twist in regret when you think about it. You may even have a secret that you've been keeping from your loved ones. There's always something...and that's why I can honestly say there is something in this book that anyone can relate to.
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Thank you to TLC Book Tours for the opportunity to read and review.