I really wanted to like this book because it was written by Cammie McGovern who wrote the moving and beautiful Eye Contact. The interesting premise of a woman released from 12 years of prison falsely accused of murder gets mangled as different characters are teased to be the possible actual murderer. How well do we really know our neighbors? Pertanto ero sicura che vi avrei trovato gli elementi tipici di questo genere narrativo: tensione portata a livelli altissimi, scene adrenaliniche, momenti di forte paura. Betsy has nowhere to go and accepts her former neighbor's offer to live with them until she can get settled. In one of McGovern's most acute observations, Betsy reflects she might have been less likely to accept her own guilt if she hadn't been hungry.
I borrowed the book in time to read it before the meeting, but I forgot and read other books instead. Do Maryanne and Roland ever stop? When I first read the synopsis for this book, I was excited to read this story. I thought the supporting characters were more well written than the main character who hasn't had a rude, controlling neighbor like Marianne? I'd read Cammie McGovern's earlier novel, Eye Contact, and enjoyed that one quite a bit, but this follow-up was largely a letdown. Their stories help make this a genuine page-turner, and McGovern springs numerous plot-worthy surprises. Linda Sue, the newest neighbor was an interesting character but there was not enough about her to make her such a pivotal person.
In fact, she comes across like she really was her best self those last few years she was in prison. L'autrice infatti ha saputo creare una storia in cui il mistero che si viene a creare è così immerso nella quotidianità che, per scovare la verità, tutto ciò di cui si ha bisogno è un buon intuito: bisogna essere in grado di riconoscere le menzogne e gli inganni dietro le belle parole, le false apparenze, dietro tutta quella perfezione di facciata che si presenta a Juniper Lane. She should be happy to be out of the joint, but it seems life is more complicated that it once was, people have changed. The idea of Betsy confessing to a murder she did not commit was a possibility but it took a long time to find out why this ha I had difficulty connecting with this book. The underlying theme to the book May Contain Spoilers - I won this book in a First Reads Giveaway so this is an advanced copy and review. So, she sets out to unravel the complex web of denial, delusion, and secrets that have seemingly paralyzed the community.
Intricately woven, psychologically astute, and filled with complex and surprising characters, Neighborhood Watch marks a significant step in the career of this talented author. This is a very low key novel that is almost totally devoid of action, but provides an ending that few will be able to unravel. As she begins to pick apart the web of A riveting and frightening tale of false accusation from the author of Eye Contact Twelve years ago librarian Betsy Treading was convicted of murdering her neighbor, the bohemian loner Linda Sue. Almost as upsetting as her wrongful conviction is Betsy's realization that she hadn't kept her sleepwalking and grief over multiple miscarriages hidden from her neighbors as she once believed. Love to hear from you all.
Back in her old neighborhood without a job, a car, a place to live, or her husband, Betsy is determined to clear her name and find Linda Sue's murderer at all costs. The way Betsy lost herself in her pretend kids will stay with me for a long time. Purchase only where the author's previous books have been popular. Since 21 November 2013 Why do I have it? I've read same author and really liked it, so I haven't given up on McGovern yet. Keep a watchful eye on all your neighbors. ¶ She also delves into how childhood traumas can result in suppressed memories that emerge in easily misunderstood bits and pieces. At least, this is what Betsy now believes.
In Neighborhood Watch, Cammie McGovern captures the nail-biting electricity of the best literary thrillers and zeros in on the subterranean tension abuzz in a town whose dark secrets threaten to obliterate the glossy façade of a perfect life. As she begins to pick apart the web of secrets, lies and love affairs uncovered in the wake of her trial, Betsy suspects that her tight-lipped neighbors may know something that she has denied even to herself… In Neighborhood Watch, Cammie McGovern captures the nail-biting electricity of the best literary thrillers and zeroes in on the subterranean tension abuzz in a town whose dark secrets threaten to obliterate the glossy façade of a perfect life. As a child I used to ride my bike to the quiet and cool McKinley Library in Sacramento where I hung out and read. Wanted to like it, plot just went crazy What could Cammie McGovern have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you? Firstly, the author would have us believe that there are no mirrors in prison, and therefore the main character hadn't seen a reflection of herself in the 12 years she was incarcerated. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a murder mystery as well as friendships, and life-choices and how they affect our lives. True, the evidence may have released Betsy from prison, but she quickly discovers that innocence in court doesn't necessarily redeem her in the eyes of old friends. Even hearing anything from her point of you made me feel like I was in a helpless fog, like she always seemed to be.
Her ways of viewing life has changed over her years in prison and she sees her neighbors, friends and husband and the person she was 12 years earlier in a different light. Intricately woven, psychologically astute, and filled with complex and surprising characters, Neighborhood Watch marks a significant step in the career of this talented author. . The author spent alot of time describing Betsy's thoughts and emotions, but she still seemed so plastic. This is a riveting and frightening story of false accusations, and of the lengths to which some people will go to to keep their 'white-picket-fence' facade in place. First, the story just plods along. Why does Betsy turn herself in? This suspenseful mystery by Cammie McGovern lets you in on all the secrets of the residents of Juniper Lane.
As she looks into her past, she realizes things weren't always what she thought and people are hiding things from her. Is that what happens when you live in McMansions which by her own admission, Betsy could not afford. This book was so entertaining. One of these days I'll do it. Her paternal grandfather was adventurer William Montgomery McGovern, her maternal great-grandfathers were U. When Cammie was seven years old, her father accepted a teaching position with and the McGoverns moved to.