“We're just being neighborly. Everybody's a neighbor.” - Larry Green
this novel is a creepy look into what happens to good people who happen to be in a wrong place at the right time. all of the characters are well fleshed out and the setting is eerie enough to draw goosebumps as the story unfolds.
i like how Sara is portrayed as a young woman facing an uncertain future with a man she hardly knows. Max appears to be dorky and sometimes insensitive to her but he is really a good person, sincerely loves Sara and looks forward to being a dad. the neighbors are described well. their distinct personalities and habits contribute to the forbidding atmosphere and paranoia that Sarah feels. my favorite is Cory, a kid who befriends Sara and becomes her ally.
readers who are a little faint of heart but still enjoy a good fright might find some scenes gross so be forewarned.
author Brian Rowe has definitely kept me reading (and guessing!) way past my bedtime and it was worth it!
for more information about Brian Rowe and his work, please visit http://mrbrianrowe.blogspot.com/
my personal rating is:
Townhouse contains material not suitable for younger readers 13 & under.
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