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  1. says:

    Wow Wow Wow Five dazzling stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Isn’t it always exciting when a new family moves into the neighborhood? Who hasn’t discreetly peered through the shades checking out the incoming newbies? Lots of uestions to be answered Will they be pleasant and approachable? Perhaps even becoming good friends? Or will they just disappear only to be seen coming and going when necessary Plenty of drama all by itself right? But what if it turns out to be someone from your past? Someone you assumed you left far behind And oh mynow they’re moving in right next doorWhen an accident wipes out what was left of Abby’s family she takes the hand of the man who saved her leaving everything and everyone far behind Forever closing the door on that part of her life Now it looks as though that door has been pried open Just enough for someone to slip back in Be carefulonce you start down that slippery slopeThis was such an outstanding tale of domestic fiction and I absolutely loved every bit of it Told from several POV and timelines I couldn’t read it fast enough Desperate to know how this was going to end With an absolutely explosive ending this one will leave you breathless and emotionally exhaustedA hands down must readWord of the day WOWThank you to NetGalley Harleuin and Hannah Mary McKinnon for this ARC to read in exchange for an honest review


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    375 WHAT AN ENDING starsI probably would've rated this 3 stars over 4 had it not been that shocker of an ending I was uite unsure of where this story was going or really what was going on for a lot of it but my takeaway here was being left really impressed with the way McKinnon laid everything out This very much felt like we as readers were given all the pieces to a puzzle but we aren't given the ending picture We start as most puzzlers do by filling out the corners and the borders and work our way in as McKinnon delves out pieces and information It isn't until I'd say the last 10% of the book that we're really given the most vital pieces that allow us to paint the final picture This deviated from the traditional mystery thriller trope in that it was a serious slow burn instead of an all out race to the finish There is no shortage of need to keep reading and the reader is grabbed right out of the gate However the story isn't driven by action scene after action scene it's a simmering of information and had me giving nearly every character the good ol' fashioned side eye the entire time The Neighbors starts us off with two of our MCs Abby and her younger brother Tom getting into a car accident in the early 90's that results in Tom's death This event is a catalyst that sets Abby off on a path that shapes not only the rest of her life but the lives of everyone she has a connection to as well Following the accident we find ourselves 17 years down the line with Abby and her husband Nate meeting their new neighbors Low and behold not so new after all one of these neighbors is Abby's former boyfriend and all time love of her life Liam Abby and Liam decide to pretend they don't know each other they have no history and they have never even met before This is where things really take off and all of the cogs start churning out that heart pounding anxiety It took a bit for me to suspend the idea that someone could have had such a connection with another person and not have told their now partner of 17 years about such an important part of their life However like I mentioned with the puzzle pieces this is a very layered story and it isn't until you fully understand Abby as a character you understand the choices that she made and how they led them to these moments I imagine most authors goal is to create emotion within their reader and McKinnon dealt that out in spades My anxiety and feels were sitting in the middle of my chest the entire time I read this My heart broke for Abby and the loss she experienced when she lost her brother The idea that two people who have such a sordid past could pretend they don't know each other got me ramped up waiting for the other shoe to drop This was such a multi faceted story and once it started moving it absolutely did not slow down Here I am just reading along and it's like Billy Mays came back from the grave to shout in my face BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE” and McKinnon deals bombshell after bombshell after bombshell Jaw meet floor floor meet jaw McKinnon really outdid herself with that ending it really tied things up nicely and not only created a self contained story but really came full circle The beginning with Tom's death essentially the first piece of the puzzle we're given and the ending end up being the final two pieces that show us the whole picture and there was something a little poetic about that for meI really enjoyed this Traveling Friends read and it was definitely uite a bit of a shakeup from traditional mystery novels I think anyone with an interest in relationally driven suspense novels would enjoy this one McKinnon is beyond apt at weaving a layered complicated but still accessible story with all of the wow moments a reader could want


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    THE NEIGHBORS by HANNAH MARY MCKINNON is an intriguing gripping and thrilling story that kind of took me a little bit by surprise Let me just say holy moly what an ending I found the storyline to be uite enjoyable and entertaining but I wouldn’t say that it was all that suspenseful though It was one of those books for me that held my attention enough throughout the story and then when those twists and turns hit the story really came together and left me thinking WOW I absolutely love it when an author uses this approach as I feel totally elated and satisfied in the end HANNAH MARY MCKINNON delivers an extremely impressive well written and subtle story here with well drawn and well written characters The characters were so interesting to read about and each had their own uniue voice and contribution to the storyline The story was told in the present day as well as flashbacks from 1992 in multiple points of view I thoroughly enjoyed the way that this story was told and when all the secrets and lies were revealed in the end it was extremely pivotal to the story in a whole for me There was one reveal that I was a little disappointed with so that is where this story lost a star from meThe ending was uite interesting shocking and totally blew me away I thoroughly enjoyed this highly entertaining and unputdownable story Would recommend This was a Traveling Sisters Read that I read along with Brenda and Lindsay and we all ended up really enjoying this oneThank you so much to NetGalley Harleuin and Hannah Mary McKinnon for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a reviewReview written and posted on our themed book blogTwo Sisters Lost In A Coulee Readinghttpstwosisterslostinacouleecom


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    The Neighbors by Hannah Mary McKinnon is a 2018 Mira publication The title alone had me intrigued However I was taken completely by surprise by this story I never would have guessed how things would evolve – or where it would end up Back in the early 1990s Abby and her brother were involved in a fiery car crash Abby survived thanks to Nate the man she would eventually marry But Abby’s brother did not survive and Abby has never forgiven herself Fast forward to present day Abby and Nate are happily married with a teenage daughter But their lives slowly begin to unravel when the new neighbors move in In an unbelievable twist of irony or fate Abby’s former fiancé Liam his wife and teenage son move in right next door which opens up a Pandoras box of unreuited feelings jealousy manipulations and the manifestations of dark secrets that once revealed will change their lives foreverThis story although I haven’t really seen anyone else make this connection has a Gothic tone to it No there are no Cornish cliffs or spooky mansions but the family connections and stunning secrets that reveal themselves little by little certainly creates that atmosphere and that ending just put the cherry on the cake in my opinion This is a wicked story packed with twists although I suspected a few of them beforehand the revelations were no less dramatic The tangled web is woven so expertly the characters will never be able to completely free themselves from it It is hard to say who is guilty who in innocent or who was corrupted the most by all the denials lies and secrets I was invested in the book right from the start and loathed having to put it down Secrets and lies the repercussions and the fallout never fails to hold my rapt attentionThis is very well constructed novel original highly suspenseful and utterly absorbing 45 stars


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    45 Stars rounded up uite the Soap Opera Abby and Nate seem like an amazing couple married for 20 years parents to teenaged Sarah easy breezy and comfortable Nate worships the ground his wife walks on and as he always says he loves Abby enough for both of them When Abby met Nate she had nothing left to live for her brother had just died in a car accident for which she was responsible and she had been disowned by her mother because of it He actually saved her the depths of despair and they’ve been together ever since He knows nothing of her past and that’s how she’d like to keep it Then “The Neighbors” move in and everything changes for Abby The one person she never imagined she’d have to live without who is also the one person she never thought she’d have to lay eyes on again moves in across the street Liam her first love Her Liam Neither Nate nor Liam’s wife Nancy knows anything about Liam and Abby’s prior relationship thus they have to pretend as though they’ve never met when every single one of their nerve endings is raw just being in the same room together and their attraction to each other is palpable The reason Liam and Abby broke things off years ago still hangs between them something which has neither been forgiven or forgotten “The Neighbors” was crazy fun and a bit horrifying I couldn’t tear myself away The characterizations were well done and were a real depiction of marriage and families though I would like to think that some of it was “dramatized” All I can say is that these neighbors lives were uite sordid and this type of thing doesn’t go on on my street or at least I hope not That said if you are looking for an engrossing read this is itThanks to Hoopla for this fabulous readPublished on Goodreads on 7118


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    When Abby and Nate notice that there is a new family moving into the neighborhood they of course try to be friendly to the newcomers Nate made his way over and offered to help but when Abby arrives she gets uite a shock when she realizes that the husband is none other than her ex Liam who was the love of Abby’s life until a tragic accident rocked her worldYears ago Abby and her brother had been in a car accident with Abby being the only one who survived This had Abby completely hating herself and struggling with how to go on in life so she pushed Liam away At the same time Abby met Nate who was the man who had pulled her from the flames that engulfed the car that night which brought them close together and eventually to marriageThe Neighbors by Hannah Mary McKinnon is a suspenseful read that is full of long buried secrets and drama between these two couples The story is told by changing the point of view between the various characters and also flashing back into the past to build the story of just what had happened the fateful night that Abby had lost her brother pushed Liam away and found Nate walking into her lifeWhile I found this one to be engaging I hesitated in really calling it a thriller There are a few twists here and there to keep a reader on their toes but for the most part it just seemed to be domestic drama that thrills A few things that came with the wrap up kind of seemed a bit obvious to me but other events really surprised me In the end though I did enjoy the book and would certainly pick another by this author in the futureI received an advance copy from the publisher via EdelweissFor reviews please visit


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    5 stars Oh wow – this was fantasticNow that I’ve picked my jaw up off the floor and caught my breath after finishing this novel I will attempt to write a review for this fabulous book I loved everything about this book The characters the storyline the writing the humour the perfectly paced suspense that ending – WOWZA I was immediately drawn into this story and my attention never wavered throughout The author Hannah Mary McKinnon is brilliant with her words She had me hanging on each sentence wondering what direction the story would turn next There are so many twists turns and shockers that my jaw hit the floor than once I highly recommend this gripping stunning well written novel that will leave you thinking about it long after you have finished reading the last page I read this with my Traveling Sisters Brenda and Norma and we all enjoyed the twisty addictive and shocking journey it took us on To find this review along with the other Traveling Sister reviews please visit Brenda and Norma’s fabulous blog at big thank you to NetGalley HARLEUIN and Hannah Mary McKinnon for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewThe Neighbors is available now Don’t wait any longer to get your hands on a copy


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    The Neighbors by Hannah Mary McKinnon is a domestic dramathriller that keeps those fingers turning those pagesI do have to say this turned out to be a read that I was not expecting at all But in a good way I ended up loving it So yay for that Abby and Nate are a happily married couple that live with their teenage daughter Sarah in a uant neighborhood Nate notices new neighbors that have moved in from across to them Nate the friendly and warming man decides to help the new couple Liam and his wife Nancy along with their teenage son Zac with moving a few things into their new home Abby comes home and meets Nate across the street and Abby doesn't know what is about to hit her slap IN the face She sees her ex Liam is one of the new neighbors As you can imagine Abby is freaking out because Liam is none other then the love of her life years ago until a horrible accident that turned Abby's world upside downIn 1992 Abby was dating Liam at the time and she got into a horrible accident with her brother Tom who ending up dying in the car accident Abby was the only one who survived and of course pushed Liam away due to the remembrance and guilt of her brother Tom Ironically Abby ended up meeting and marrying Nate her husband that saved her from the car crash all those years ago Talk about GUILT yikes The Neighbors is a suspenseful story filled with guilt lies love shocking twists and betrayal that you won't see coming I loved this What can you ask in a drama? Characterization is on point to a tee and is told from alternating perspectives of Sarah Abby and Nate's daughter Liam Nate Abby and Nancy Ashes to ashes Dust to dust Lies stay secret And so they mustSolid 45 starsThank you so much to Netgalley Harleuin and Hannah Mary McKinnon for the arc in exchange for my honest reviewPublication date 31318Published to GR 3918


  9. says:

    35This was an entertaining story with some surprises I’ve read a bunch of books lately about neighbors and neighborhoods This one explores relationships of some of the characters and actions that they come to regret twenty years later Abby has been very happy being married to Nate until the man of her dreams moves in next door Liam looks as hot as he did all those years ago The problem is that Abby and Nate can’t bring themselves to let their significant others know they were once involved in a relationship All this pretending and lying leads to some pretty comprising situationsIf you enjoy a bit of suspense and a lot of drama you will love this one The ending for me was part predictable yes I was correct and part shocking no I wasn’t expecting that I can’t say except that the last chapter had me frantically turning the pages to see how it would end Thanks for my Arc via Edelweiss


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    This was a dramatic unsettling story full of secrets and lies When Abby’s ex moves in next door to her and her family a series of dramatic situations unfold Told in alternating perspectives and timelines this story gives you an idea of what is happening in multiple character’s minds as time passes This was personally not my cup of tea and I’m having a difficult time putting my finger on why however my friends during our group read helped me to realize that perhaps it was my expectations coming in that this would be a mysterythriller and it was of a soap opera like drama for me I wish I would have adjusted my expectations to better enjoy this story That being said if you go in with the right mindset this may be the book for you My fellow reviewers have this one high marks so please see their reviews as well Thanks so much to the Traveling Friends for the great discussionThank you to Mira Books for my copy of this book


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S away the man she loves most knowing that he would eventually hate her for what she’s done the same way she hates herselfTwenty 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 t. The Neighbors by Hannah Mary McKinnon is a 2018 Mira publication The title alone had me intrigued However I was taken completely by surprise by this story I never would have guessed how things would evolve – or where it would end up Back in the early 1990s Abby and her brother were involved in a fiery car crash Abby survived thanks to Nate the man she would eventually marry But Abby’s brother did not survive and Abby has never forgiven herself Fast forward to present day Abby and Nate are happily married with a teenage daughter But their lives slowly begin to unravel when the new neighbors move in In an unbelievable twist of irony or fate Abby’s former fiancé Liam his wife and teenage son move in right next door which opens up a Pandoras box of unreuited feelings jealousy manipulations and the manifestations of dark secrets that once revealed will change their lives foreverThis story although I haven’t really seen anyone else make this connection has a Gothic tone to it No there are no Cornish cliffs or spooky mansions but the family connections and stunning secrets that reveal themselves little by little certainly creates that atmosphere and that ending just put the cherry on the cake in my opinion This is a wicked story packed with twists although I suspected a few of them beforehand the revelations were no less dramatic The tangled web is woven so expertly the characters will never be able to completely free themselves from it It is hard to say who is guilty who in innocent or who was corrupted the most by all the denials lies and secrets I was invested in the book right from the start and loathed having to put it down Secrets and lies the repercussions and the fallout never fails to hold my rapt attentionThis is very well constructed novel original highly suspenseful and utterly absorbing 45 stars How to Fly with Broken Wings 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 Swimming to the Moon guilt this regret that binds t. The Neighbors by Hannah Mary McKinnon is a 2018 Mira publication The title alone had me intrigued However I was taken completely by surprise by this story I never would have Stir It Up guessed how things would evolve – or where it would end up Back in the early 1990s Abby and her brother were involved in a fiery car crash Abby survived thanks to Nate the man she would eventually marry But Abby’s brother did not survive and Abby has never forgiven herself Fast forward to present day Abby and Nate are happily married with a teenage daughter But their lives slowly begin to unravel when the new neighbors move in In an unbelievable twist of irony or fate Abby’s former fiancé Liam his wife and teenage son move in right next door which opens up a Pandoras box of unreuited feelings jealousy manipulations and the manifestations of dark secrets that once revealed will change their lives foreverThis story although I haven’t really seen anyone else make this connection has a Gothic tone to it No there are no Cornish cliffs or spooky mansions but the family connections and stunning secrets that reveal themselves little by little certainly creates that atmosphere and that ending just put the cherry on the cake in my opinion This is a wicked story packed with twists although I suspected a few of them beforehand the revelations were no less dramatic The tangled web is woven so expertly the characters will never be able to completely free themselves from it It is hard to say who is The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems guilty who in innocent or who was corrupted the most by all the denials lies and secrets I was invested in the book right from the start and loathed having to put it down Secrets and lies the repercussions and the fallout never fails to hold my rapt attentionThis is very well constructed novel original highly suspenseful and utterly absorbing 45 stars

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Hem together They understand each other Or so Nate believesIn a strange twist of fate Liam her old lover possibly her true soulmate moves in with his own family next door 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 dark secrets they’ve both been carryin. 35This was an entertaining story with some surprises I’ve read a bunch of books lately about neighbors and neighborhoods This one explores relationships of some of the characters and actions that they come to regret twenty years later Abby has been very happy being married to Nate until the man of her dreams moves in next door Liam looks as hot as he did all those years ago The problem is that Abby and Nate can’t bring themselves to let their significant others know they were once involved in a relationship All this pretending and lying leads to some pretty comprising situationsIf you enjoy a bit of suspense and a lot of drama you will love this one The ending for me was part predictable yes I was correct and part shocking no I wasn’t expecting that I can’t say except that the last chapter had me frantically turning the pages to see how it would end Thanks for my Arc via Edelweiss

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In 1992 a car accident kills a young man and forever changes the lives of three people Now twenty years later they’ll all come to regret the choices they made that day as the secrets and lies they’ve told to protect each other become the very things that tear their lives apartAfter a night of fun Abby was responsible for the car crash that killed her beloved brother It is a sin she can never forgive herself for so she pushe. Wow Wow Wow Five dazzling stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Isn’t it always exciting when a new family moves into the neighborhood Who hasn’t discreetly peered through the shades checking out the incoming newbies Lots of uestions to be answered Will they be pleasant and approachable Perhaps even becoming good friends Or will they just disappear only to be seen coming and going when necessary Plenty of drama all by itself right But what if it turns out to be someone from your past Someone you assumed you left far behind And oh mynow they’re moving in right next doorWhen an accident wipes out what was left of Abby’s family she takes the hand of the man who saved her leaving everything and everyone far behind Forever closing the door on that part of her life Now it looks as though that door has been pried open Just enough for someone to slip back in Be carefulonce you start down that slippery slopeThis was such an outstanding tale of domestic fiction and I absolutely loved every bit of it Told from several POV and timelines I couldn’t read it fast enough Desperate to know how this was going to end With an absolutely explosive ending this one will leave you breathless and emotionally exhaustedA hands down must readWord of the day WOWThank you to NetGalley Harleuin and Hannah Mary McKinnon for this ARC to read in exchange for an honest review