Author: Carter Wilson
Published by: Poisoned Pen Press on Apr. 12, 2022
Source: Poisoned Pen Press
Book Rating: 8/10
USA Today bestselling author Carter Wilson returns with a chilling psychological thriller about Bury, NH, a standalone story with crossover to his previous novel The Dead Husband. A must for readers of Megan Miranda and Alex Michaelides.
Aidan holds the winning Powerball numbers.
Is today the best day of his life… or the worst?
Aidan Marlowe is the superstitious type—he’s been playing the same lottery numbers for fifteen years, never hitting the jackpot. Until now. On the day of his wife’s funeral.
Aidan struggles to cope with these two sudden extremes: instant wealth beyond his imagination, and the loss of the only woman he’s ever loved, the mother of his twin children. But the money gives him and his kids options they didn’t have before. They can leave everything behind. They can start a new life in a new town. So they do.
But a huge new house and all the money in the world can’t replace what they’ve lost, and it’s not long before Aidan realizes he’s merely trading old demons for new ones. Because someone is watching him and his family very closely. Someone who knows exactly who they are, where they’ve come from, and what they’re trying to hide. Someone who will stop at nothing to get what they want…
Cunning, intricate, and dark!
The New Neighbor is a crafty, sinister thriller that takes you into the life of Aidan Marlow, a father of seven-year-old twins who, after the sudden death of his beautiful wife, Holly, becomes a multi-millionaire overnight when he wins the Powerball jackpot and thus decides to relocate to Bury, New Hampshire for a new start only to discover upon arriving that the mansion he has moved into has a haunted past and someone nearby has decided he’s easy prey.
The prose is unsettling and tight. The characters are secretive, troubled, and unstable. And the plot, told through an unreliable narrator, builds and unravels briskly into an ominous tale filled with familial drama, suspicious personalities, unexpected twists, secrets, deception, jealousy, violence, and greed.
Overall, The New Neighbor is another menacing, twisty, eerie tale by Wilson that keeps you guessing from the very first page and is fast-paced, creepy, and highly entertaining.
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Thank you to Poisoned Pen Press for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review.