Good Neighbors by C.A. Wittman

Published: May 30, 2022

C.A. Wittman

Pages: 286

Genre: Thriller

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

C.A. Wittman grew up in Northern California. In 1993 she moved to Maui, Hawaii, where she raised her children. Synanon Kid is her second book. Currently, she resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Frank.

Gemma lives a sequestered life in a luxury LA villa with her close friends.
The four families have formed a tight social bubble during the pandemic, battling boredom and stagnation with weekly boozy gatherings. On one such occasion, an ugly secret comes to light.
When Gemma is caught in the act with her friend’s husband, she realizes she could lose everything she holds dear.
But it’s the newest neighbor, Stephanie, and Stephanie’s beguiling daughter, Lola, who might be hiding the biggest secret of all.
During an explosive two weeks, Gemma and her friends are forced to examine themselves and their relationships. Will their bonds survive the dark revelations that surface?

“But at least they are going to give it a good try.”

A group of friends enjoy their upscale lives in a luxury apartment complex that provides every amenity available. When the past threatens to disrupt the peace of the present, the ultimate test of friendship, loyalty, and truth will be tested.

I enjoyed how this story was told, and I found the alternating perspectives and timelines compelling. I did find the mention of Covid a tad heavy, but I also understand that during the timing of the novel, it made sense.

There were heavy political undertones in this novel. It added to the plot, but I prefer my fiction to be less political—just a personal preference.

The characters were all so well developed, and I found the balance between each and the connections to be well played.

Reading this book was like putting a puzzle together, as things started coming together the story became more and more intense. It held my attention, and I enjoyed how it played out.

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