Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Mother Next Door by Tara Laskowski


Theresa is new to the exclusive cul-de-sac Ivy Woods Drive and wants to fit in.

The Ivy Five moms welcome her since one of their five has been gone for a long time.  If they allow her in, they will be back to five instead of four.

The four Ivys - Kendra, Bettina, Pia, and Alice have always hosted a Halloween Party that took months to prepare for and a party that was talked about as the best ever.

This year someone has been sending messages saying they know what the moms did in the past.  What could that be?

They ignore the messages at first, but they come more frequently and scare the Ivy Five.

Wonder who did what and when?

The women are all catty and shallow with secrets of their own, including the missing Ivy girl.

I didn’t like any of the women. Or trust them.

What will happen at this year's party?

Will everyone's secrets be revealed?

Will it be perfect just like each woman thinks she is?

The book flowed well, but there was too much drama in it for me even though the theme seemed to be that you never know who to trust.  3/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Nice honest review.
    I am looking forward to it and hope I like it better.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice week!

  2. Maybe I will try it, although it does sound like the characters are annoying.