All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers
Published: August 16, 2022
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Ashley Flowers is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of audiochuck, the award-winning independent media and podcast production company known for its standout content and storytelling across different genres, including true crime, fiction, comedy, and more. As CEO, she works with her team to create an overarching content strategy and vision for the network of shows and company growth. She also hosts several audiochuck shows, including top-rated podcasts like Crime Junkie, Red Ball, Full Body Chills, and The Deck. Ashley was born and raised in Indiana, where she continues to live with her husband, daughter, and their beloved dog, Chuck. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Services from Arizona State University.
“What will the neighbors say?”
Margot is returning to her small hometown to take care of her beloved uncle, Luke, who is in the beginning stages of dementia. Margot, a reporter, has been struggling since her aunt Rebecca died; seeing her uncle struggle with his grief and forgetfulness, she knows this move is the best thing for her uncle. And when a story falls into her lap, Margot has one last chance to uncover the past, reveal the present, and hope for her future.
I liked that this was a story within a story and that the alternating timelines and narrators brought a story to life. I also enjoyed that the town was a character, just as vivid as the citizens.
The character development was well done. Margot was a great leading lady. She is compassionate, ambitious, intelligent, and loyal. I liked Luke and found his memory issues well represented and done with care and respect.
I also enjoyed the various side character who helped bring the town to life. The various personalities helped create the funnel we needed to see.
The plot was intense. I enjoyed the pacing and the build-up. I found the journey through the novel well developed, and there were several edge-of-my-seat moments where I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.
The twist is well done, and the final scenes are well executed. For a debut thriller, this novel is well done without being too obvious. I will definitely read Ashley Flowers’ next book.