Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review on the blog tour for The Good Neighbour by Cathryn Grant. This is due for release on the 8th of September published by Inkubator Books.
The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant
Release Date: 8th of September
Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 307 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Inkubator Books
Sometimes the past just won’t stay buried.
When 14 year old Brittany Cushing disappears one night, her parents are devastated, certain she has been taken.
They can’t bear to think about who has done this and why, about what might be happening to their precious daughter.
Their neighbor, Taylor, is a rock, doing everything she can to help – organizing search parties and setting up a Facebook page.
As this affluent California community becomes focused on the hunt for the missing girl, it slowly becomes clear that her disappearance is linked to terrible secrets from the past.
Secrets that must be kept hidden at all costs….
The Good Neighbor is a thrilling read that will have you gripped right from the beginning till the final page. If you love a story that is full of secrets, mystery, suspense with twists and turns, then this is the book for you.
Cathryn has created a chilling tale that is every parents worst nightmare. There would be nothing worse than going to check on your child in the middle of the night only to find an empty bed and an open window. This is the case for Moira who’s daughter Brittany has disappeared without a trace. What follows is an emotional journey in the search for Brittany but along the way it becomes clear that someone is hiding a secret and when revealed, it has dire consequences for those involved.
There are a host of characters in this story. We are given dedicated chapter’s from each one’s perspective which I really liked. I have found sometimes that this technique can be quite messy with so many characters, but Cathryn handles this well and it is very clear, concise, consistent and there is no confusion with any of them.
Whether it was Taylor the nosey but well intentioned neighbour, Luke the troubled boy across the street, Crystal the mystery stranger or Moira and Alan, Brittany’s parents, Cathryn has written them in a way that shows that they all have a story that contributes to this tangled tale.
I am familiar with Cathryn’s work courtesy of the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. I throughly enjoy her writing style, which I find to be very fluid and engaging and she does a great job in captivating the reader and pulling them into the story.
This is the first novel I have read of Cathryn’s and it definitely will not be my last. I really enjoyed this book and have no trouble in highly recommending this to other readers.
The Good Neighbor is available to preorder now
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Lets get to know Cathryn
Cathryn’s fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazines, The Shroud Quarterly Journal, and The Best of Every Day Fiction. Her story “I Was Young Once” received an honorable mention in the 2007 Zoetrope Fiction contest.
She’s the author of the Alexandra Mallory Psychological Suspense series, Psychological Thrillers, Suburban Noir novels, The Haunted Ship Trilogy, and the Madison Keith Ghost Story series.
When she’s not writing, Cathryn reads fiction, eavesdrops, and tries to play golf without hitting her ball into the sand or the water. She lives on the Central California coast with her husband and two cats.
Thank-you to Emma from damppebbles blog tours for the spot on this blog tour and a copy of the ebook which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.