Sunday, November 7, 2021

BLOG TOUR - We Live Next Door


You think you know the people next door… What if they know you better?

I always dreamed of moving back home to Ridgeview Pines, with its white fences and sloping lawns. I wish it had happened under different circumstances, but now I’m here I feel safe and ready for a fresh start with my little family.

The first thing I do every morning is pick up my phone and check The Neighbor List—our local message board. Maybe the people next door know a little too much about where their neighbors are and what they’re doing, but it’s safer that way, isn’t it? And my husband—he wouldn’t dare sneak behind my back with so many eyes watching.

Just when I’m beginning to relax, a woman I’ve known since I was small is found dead on the white tiles of her bathroom floor. I watch messages of condolence flood my screen. No one else suspects a thing.

But I know that among all these friendly people, watching out for one another, someone knows more than they’re sharing. And I wonder—how far back do they remember, and who’s next?

An utterly gripping psychological thriller that will keep you up all night. Perfect for fans of The Couple Next Door, The Woman in the Window and Behind Closed Doors.


Title:   We Live Next Door
Author:  Laura Wolfe
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre:   Psychological  Thriller
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   223
Date of Publication:   November 5, 2021
My Rating:   4 Stars 


So, who is the odd family on a street in the neighborhood in Ridgeview Pines? Well it might be pretty easy to figure that out by reading a message board called The Neighbor List. It is as compulsive as many social media outlets are and now that Jessica and her husband Mark have moved into the neighborhood, reading this message board daily becomes part of her everyday activities. One neighbor is Barbara Draper.

Jessica is quite pleased that she and her husband Mark have been able to buy her childhood home. Her neighbor Barbara has always been hated but it is shocking when she is found dead. After the obituary had been posted, the message board blows up. The comments were not kind. Jessica feels like she must find out what happened. Even so, Jessica realizes that her own thoughts are becoming disingenuous. Was it an accident or was it murder?

The police have determined that it was an accidental death but this is not what Jessica believes and she will do whatever she can to get to the bottom of what happened to Barbara. There are things about Jessica has noticed and bringing these things to the police brings no results. Meanwhile, Jessica begins to have serious problems. Not only did she already have problems with Mark, which seem to be increasing, disturbing messages directly towards her really become very unnerving. What is more is strange things begin happening every time her mother cares for their daughter Isabelle.  

This thrilling book began with drama between Jessica and Mark but quickly became another scenario altogether. The tension never let up for one moment -  whether it was the message board itself, Barbara’s son or various neighbors - Jessica finds herself completely invested as to what happened to her neighbor.

This is the perfect read if you looking for something that is really intense to capture your attention from the very start. Like a roller coaster with its twists and turns, this book is a perfect ride. More questions than answers are sure to keep any reader drawn to this well-written book by Laura Wolfe.  

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Laura Wolfe’s fascination with things that go bump in the night probably stems from having watched too many scary movies when she was younger. She is an active member of multiple writing groups, including Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. Laura enjoys living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband, son, and daughter. She can often be found hiking through local nature trails, eating vegetarian food, or doting on her rescue dog.

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