The neighborhood of Hollow’s Edge is supposed to be idyllic. But Ruby has shown up after being released from prison. No one wants her there, but she sure is trying her hardest to make her presence known. Harper is having a hard time with her back in the house, especially because Harper isn’t an assertive person, and saying no comes hard for her. As things escalate in the neighborhood, tensions are running high amongst the neighbors. What more could go wrong?
Miranda writes the story leisurely, slowly building tension and questions for her readers. Focusing on the characters, you get a real feel of life in this close-knit community. Harper was a tough character to follow. She didn’t make the best decisions, and I didn’t care for how weak she was. However, I enjoyed the slow unraveling of the story and the pacing switch over halfway through. It worked well for a slow-building suspenseful read; nicely done. Thank you, Simon & Schuster, for sending this along.
Such a Quiet Place is available for preorder on Amazon for $12.99, it releases July 13th.
About the Book:
We had no warning that she’d come back.
Hollow’s Edge used to be a quiet place. A private and idyllic neighborhood where neighbors dropped in on neighbors, celebrated graduation and holiday parties together, and looked out for one another. But then came the murder of Brandon and Fiona Truett. A year and a half later, Hollow’s Edge is simmering. The residents are trapped, unable to sell their homes, confronted daily by the empty Truett house, and suffocated by their trial testimonies that implicated one of their own. Ruby Fletcher. And now, Ruby’s back.
With her conviction overturned, Ruby waltzes right back to Hollow’s Edge, and into the home she once shared with Harper Nash. Harper, five years older, has always treated Ruby like a wayward younger sister. But now she’s terrified. What possible good could come of Ruby returning to the scene of the crime? And how can she possibly turn her away, when she knows Ruby has nowhere to go?
Within days, suspicion spreads like a virus across Hollow’s Edge. It’s increasingly clear that not everyone told the truth about the night of the Truetts’ murders. And when Harper begins receiving threatening notes, she realizes she has to uncover the truth before someone else becomes the killer’s next victim.
Pulsating with suspense and with the shocking twists that are Megan Miranda’s trademark, Such a Quiet Place is Megan Miranda’s best novel yet—a twisty locked-box thriller that will keep you turning pages late into the night.