As anticipated, I enjoyed this book. Megan Miranda is an auto-buy author for me and Such a Quiet Place was the perfect suspenseful murder-mystery that I needed in order to get out of the reading slump I was in due to my last book 😅
BOOK DESCRIPTION: “Welcome to Hollow’s Edge, where you can find secrets, scandal, and a suspected killer—all on one street.
Hollow’s Edge used to be a quiet place. A private and idyllic neighborhood where neighbors dropped in on neighbors, celebrated graduation and holiday parties together, and looked out for one another. But then came the murder of Brandon and Fiona Truett. A year and a half later, Hollow’s Edge is simmering. The residents are trapped, unable to sell their homes, confronted daily by the empty Truett house, and suffocated by their trial testimonies that implicated one of their own. Ruby Fletcher. And now, Ruby’s back.
With her conviction overturned, Ruby waltzes right back to Hollow’s Edge, and into the home she once shared with Harper Nash. Harper, five years older, has always treated Ruby like a wayward younger sister. But now she’s terrified. What possible good could come of Ruby returning to the scene of the crime? And how can she possibly turn her away, when she knows Ruby has nowhere to go?
Within days, suspicion spreads like a virus across Hollow’s Edge. It’s increasingly clear that not everyone told the truth about the night of the Truetts’ murders. And when Harper begins receiving threatening notes, she realizes she has to uncover the truth before someone else becomes the killer’s next victim.”
I enjoyed the slow burning story line with this book and loved that the plot twists kept me second guessing everyone and everything up until the end. The book was told solely from Harper’s perspective and while most of the characters in this book were unreliable and not super likable, they were fun to meet and I actually enjoyed how it didn’t feel like I was meant to love the characters. Since this story focuses on neighborhood drama, untrustworthy neighbors and how you never know what happens behind closed doors, the fact that I didn’t love the characters felt appropriate and intentional.
If you’re looking for a quick, whodunnit murder mystery with entertaining neighborhood drama that will keep you invested until the end, I recommend checking out Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda.
BEER RECOMMENDATION: Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda is best paired with Aloha Friday by Downeast Cider 🍻