Review: The Neighbor London Clarke

Claire Vogel is a recently divorced mother of four girls and a successful counselor living in a planned and prestigious community. She knows all her neighbors, and they know her. Even so, Claire has a secret. To cope with hidden, deep-rooted pain, she often participates in risky, reckless behavior.

When the mysterious Steel Nolan moves in next door to Claire, their flirtation quickly develops into a deeper attraction. But soon after, Claire and her children contend with sleepwalking, shadow men, and disembodied voices.

As Claire begins to remember childhood memories and learns more about her new neighbor’s past, her concern for her children’s safety grows. Is Steel Nolan the man of her dreams … or the stuff of nightmares?

Terrifying and disturbing, The Neighbor explores the thrill of danger, the depths of evil, and the dark and sinister elements that can haunt us for a lifetime.

The Neighbor was a creepy, paranormal thriller that took every day, normal, life events and twisted them up into the macabre. Unexpected, creepy moments that sneak up on you. While I considered the first half of the book a bit slow to ramp up to the twists and turns, I was gripped to keep reading every page by the spot-on pacing. The quiet concern, that with every chapter increased, for Claire and her children didn’t let up. Especially as Claire explores what she once thought was unexplorable.

I’ll never look at a stuffed animal the same way again.

I enjoyed the juxtaposition between Claire being a psychologist and her disbelief in the otherworldly things that invaded her sleepy, suburban neighborhood. There are a lot of events that made me question in the first half of the book, but I found myself screaming at Claire a few times to open her eyes. Though it made sense for her to be skeptical of the spooky things happening all around her, sometimes I just wanted to shake her to examine things a little deeper. But, when she breaks out of her logical shell?

All. Of. The. Things.

A book that left me with a slight spine tingling and agoraphobia toward anyone new in my neighborhood.

Keep Reading Book Fam,

IBCK

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