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The Good Neighbor Review + Giveaway

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This is the second book I am reading for BookSparks U. If you missed the first one, Big Law by Lucy Cameron, make sure you check it out!

The Good Neighbor by AJ Banner _ Zainey Laney

The Good Neighbor by A.J. Banner is classified under the suspense thriller genre. I reminded me a lot of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, but shorter. If you are a fan of the type of books that keep you guessing, this will be up your alley.

Sarah lives a perfect life as a small town writer in beautiful Washington, and is still a newlywed to Dr. Johnny. However, one night a fire reveals the dangers of living in a small town.

Like I said, this book was a really fast read both in length and how it keeps you reading. My complaint is that the characters were not written as complex and deep enough as they could have been. While I did kind of root for the heroine, I did not fall in love with the protanganist enough to want to read a sequel. However, if you are looking for a book to read for enjoyment, this is an excellent read.

The Good Neighbor is available on AMAZON in paperbakc, audible, MP3 CD, and ebook formats. Not available on Google Play at this time.

Release date: September 1

Press Summary:

Named by Harper’s Bazaar as a book that could be the next Gone Girl.

From a phenomenal new voice in suspense fiction comes a book that will forever change the way you look at the people closest to you…

Shadow Cove, Washington, is the kind of town everyone dreams about—quaint streets, lush forests, good neighbors. That’s what Sarah thinks as she settles into life with her new husband, Dr. Johnny McDonald. But all too soon she discovers an undercurrent of deception. And one October evening when Johnny is away, sudden tragedy destroys Sarah’s happiness.

Dazed and stricken with grief, she and Johnny begin to rebuild their shattered lives. As she picks up the pieces of her broken home, Sarah discovers a shocking secret that forces her to doubt everything she thought was true—about her neighbors, her friends, and even her marriage. With each stunning revelation, Sarah must ask herself, Can we ever really know the ones we love?

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Until Next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

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Big Law by Lucy Cameron Book Review

It’s Novel Nerd! Look for a new book review every monday.

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Recently I began getting into book reviews, which you have probably noticed have been popping up on my blog a lot lately. My kindle app and google books always have to be stocked so I can read any time I get a chance.

My genres tend to be chic lit, young adult, and sci fi/ adventure. Big Law by Lucy Cameron, falls into the Chic-lit category.

 

Big Law by Lucy Cameron _ Zainey Laney

 

This was a fairly easy read, however the ease of reading digital books made this one challenging as I received it in bound form. No matter! I love physical books and so I made a point to read this on my mini-vacation last week. That review is coming later.

The book really had a Devil Wears Prada feel to it, and while I know that is pretty much what the press release says, I have read both that and Revenge Wears Prada so I know what I am talking about. Mackenzie Corbett is running herself ragged trying to work for a large law firm in the corporate law department. She has to work through a series of cases that causes her to neglect her personal life and in the process comes to reflect on why she chose law in the first place.

Even if you are not familiar with legal jargon, you will not get lost in the book. It does not pander to the reader, but provides a fun and easy to read adventure through career vs passion. This is probably one of my new favorite books for the fall.

The Big Law is available on AMAZON in both regular and ebook formats. Not available on Google Play at this time.

Release date: September 7

Press Summary:

Mackenzie Corbett has always dreamed of living in New York City. Now, almost two years into her job as an associate at a premier Manhattan law firm, she’s living her fantasy–big salary, high profile deals, cute boyfriend, designer bag on her arm. The giant bags under her eyes from lack of sleep don’t fit into the fantasy, though. To make matters worse, she’s being tormented by a bitter, bitchy senior associate, her boyfriend is annoyed she never has time for him, and now she’s stuck on the deal from hell with a partner whose biggest claim to fame is throwing a stapler at a cleaning lady because she touched his ficus plant.
With the opportunity to secure a prestigious secondment on line, the overachiever in her is determined to endure whatever it takes to close the biggest deal in the firm’s history. But when Mackenzie finds herself the focus of a devastating investigation her dream job begins spiraling into a nightmare.
In this pitch perfect, frightening accurate novel, Lindsay Cameron throws back the curtain to this intriguing world exposing the truth about life in Biglaw.
Until next time,
Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney
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