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214 Palmer Street by Karen McQuestion

A house with a secret. A woman with nothing to lose.

When Maggie sees the beautiful Venetian blinds moving in the Caldwell's front window, she freezes. Her favourite neighbours Cady and Josh are away, so who is in their house?

The pretty young woman who answers the door tells a convincing story. She’s Sarah. The house-sitter. Just here for a month. An old friend of Cady’s who needed a place to stay. She’s pleasant and warm, and Maggie wanders back to her house thinking she might have made a new friend. Yet she can’t help but wonder why Cady never mentioned Sarah.

What Maggie doesn’t know is that on the other side of the door, Sarah is starting to panic. No one was meant to see her at 214 Palmer Street…

An unputdownable psychological thriller from number one bestseller Karen McQuestion, which will make you question what secrets your own neighbours are hiding… For fans of The Girl on the Train, The Woman in the Window and Gone Girl.

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What got my eye about this book is the cover (it's creepy) and the title, 214 Palmer Street. Did something happen at that address, or is something ghastly going to happen?.

I quite liked it, but the plot wasn't that strong for me, once the (famously topic from other thriller novels) bomb shelter was mentioned, I instantly thought "right, there has to be something down there or something dreadful happened there" but it's up to you to find out. There are twists that got me off guard, but as I said earlier, the plot was a bit weak.

Don't let this review deter you from reading it, if you're looking for a quick read and not too taxing to the mind, grab it.

Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for the chance to read it.

Karen McQuestion is an Amazon Charts bestselling author who writes for adults, teens, and kids. Some of her titles include Hello Love, The Moonlight Child, The Long Way Home, and the Edgewood series. She's also the co-host (along with USA Today bestselling author, Tess Thompson) of the popular podcast, BEHIND THE BOOK.

Her books have been translated into numerous languages and are available internationally in English.

All told, her books have sold over two million copies.

Her publishing story has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and NPR. Additionally she appeared on ABC’s World News Now and America This Morning.

If you would like to buy it, go to the link on your left at no additional cost to you & I receive a percentage.

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