This book had a slow start as the author described a typical middle class neighborhood and all of the various people who live there. This description and background information ended up being absolutely necessary as the story develops because one of the neighbors may be a killer. The neighborhood is wrecked when “those people” move in, the ones you ruin the neighborhood with their loud music and their business run from their home. Ralph, Naomi, Finn, Tess, Ant, Em and Sissy are all united in one front against the invaders, Darren and Jodie. But the interlopers are not easily removed, as the good people of Lowland Way try one maneuver after another, in all of the legal ways available to them. But it doesn’t take long for them to realize that the legal way won’t work, so each of them looks for a method to get Darren and Jodie to move, even if it means hurting them. Someone dies in the story, but I won’t go into details with that since I don’t want to spoil the story for anyone. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the tale of this neighborhood that was upended when one unfit family moves in. My favorite character was Sissy, the divorce older woman who was trying to run a bed and breakfast in the chaos that Darren and Jodie bring with them. I would definitely recommend this book to the fans of Louise Candish and to all who enjoy a good suspense drama. Lots of drama!
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