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Good neighbors : a novel

Langan, Sarah2021
Welcome to Maple Street, a picture-perfect slice of suburban Long Island, its residents bound by their children, their work, and their illusion of safety in a rapidly changing world. Arlo Wilde, a gruff has-been rock star who's got nothing to show for his fame but track marks, is always two steps behind the other dads. His wife, beautiful ex-pageant queen Gertie, feels socially ostracised and adrift. Spunky preteen Julie curses like a sailor and her kid brother Larry is called "Robot Boy" by the kids on the block. Their next-door neighbour and Maple Street's Queen Bee, Rhea Schroeder - a lonely community college professor repressing her own dark past - welcomes Gertie and family into the fold. Then, during one spritzer-fuelled summer evening, the new best friends share too much, too soon. As tensions mount, a sinkhole opens in a nearby park, and Rhea's daughter Shelly falls inside. The search for Shelly brings a shocking accusation against the Wildes that spins out of control. Suddenly, it is one mum's word against the other's in a court of public opinion that can end only in blood.
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Brighton LibraryFiction CrimeLANGOnloan - Due: 03 Jun 2022
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