Review: The New Neighbors by Simon Lelic


What if your perfect home turned out to be the scene of the perfect crime?

Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home: tons of space, the perfect location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it.

So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Syd chose to ignore it. That was a mistake.

Because someone has just been murdered. Right outside their back door.

And now the police are watching them…


This is a domestic/psychological thriller, heavier on the domestic side which kind of threw me for a loop.

I always love a dual perspective novel, and this one added another dimension – the first part of the story is told from journal entries and the conversational tone of the narrative was unique.

This one just went in a different direction than I was expecting, and I think that because my expectations weren’t met, I was a bit thrown. It is difficult, as an avid reader of this genre, to be surprised and it is truly because of my personal expectations that this one didn’t head where I thought it would go. I encourage readers to try this one for themselves!

Thank you to Netgalley, Berkley, and Simon Lelic for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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