Books from the Backlog #244

Posted December 15, 2022 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 12 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #244Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson
Published by Midnight Ink on April 8, 2016
Genres: Mystery & Detective, Thrillers
Pages: 360
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
Amazon | B&N

A woman on the run blows the dust off a series of deadly secrets

It’s the oldest bookshop in a town full of bookshops; rambling and disordered, full of treasures if you look hard. Jude found one of the treasures when she visited last summer, the high point of a miserable vacation. Now, in the depths of winter, when she has to run away, Lowell’s chaotic bookshop in that backwater of a town is the safe place she runs to.

Jude needs a bolt-hole; Lowell needs an assistant, and when an affordable rental is thrown in too, life begins to look up. The gravedigger’s cottage isn’t perfect for a woman alone, but at least she has quiet neighbors.

Quiet, but not silent. The long dead and the books they left behind both have tales to tell, and the dusty rooms of the bookshop are not the haven they seem to be. Lowell’s past and Jude’s present are a dangerous cocktail of secrets and lies, and someone is coming to light the taper that could destroy everything.

Why did I add Quiet Neighbors to my bookshelf?

I honestly have no idea why I added this book to my NetGalley shelf. The cover is kind of creepy and I like creepy books so that is probably why. I downloaded this book from NetGalley in 2016 and never got around to it. I am down to having only 15 past-due NetGalley books – woo hoo!! I noticed that this book is available in Kindle Unlimited so I am going to try to read it in my Kindle Cloud Read during my lunches at work so I can mark it off of my tbr!

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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12 responses to “Books from the Backlog #244

  1. I laughed when I saw the title and the picture, and it’s because we used to live next to a cemetery, and my grandmother would often mention how quiet our neighbors were. Walk down memory lane there. Probably too creepy for me, but I like the whole stories they left behind thing. Sounds interesting.

  2. I’ve got a book from the same author on my Books from the Backlog today! I think I have this one too. I feel like I started it but for whatever reason never finished it. I hope you really enjoy it when you get to it.

  3. I haven’t read this one, but I may have it on my e-reader. I like McPherson’s writing and her books always sound good. I just have to be in the right mood for creepy.