Tuesday, July 12, 2022

The Perfect Neighborhood by Liz Alterman

How could this happen in OUR neighbor?  Children don't get kidnapped in Oak Hill.

The perfect neighborhood wasn't so perfect after Rachel's son Billy disappeared while walking home alone from school.

Rachel was at work, and the babysitter was late getting there.  Why was the babysitter late, and would it have mattered if she had been there on time?

We meet Rachel, her husband, her husband's son, Evan, Cassidy the babysitter, and Allison who also left her husband and the neighborhood and who desperately wanted a baby.

The police have no clues as we follow along with the investigation trying to figure out along with them.

Then the unthinkable happens again - another child goes missing and again while the child is under Cassidy's care.  

Did someone know she would be there? 

Did the family plan this to discredit Cassidy?

It had been a last minute request to have Cassidy babysit the three children.

Another horror for Cassidy and a few more suspects I had in mind.

Along with the kidnapping, most of the characters had some issue going on besides being involved in this situation.

You will be guessing and not sure if you will be guessing correctly, but the responsible person was not the one I chose.

My first book by this author - a good thriller that kept me on my toes. 5/5

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


  1. This was a very good read.

    Hope you get to read it.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Hi Elizabeth,
    Thanks so much for reading The Perfect Neighborhood! I'm thrilled you enjoyed it! All the best,

  3. An awesome sounding book! Thanks for sharing, and now I am adding this one to my list.