Review – Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson

Posted December 28, 2022 by Carole in Reviews / 9 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPhersonQuiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson
Published by Midnight Ink on April 8, 2016
Genres: Mystery & Detective, Thrillers
Pages: 360
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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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.

This was good. I have had this book on my tbr for years but for one reason or another, I just never got around to it until now. It took me a minute to really get into the book but once I did, I couldn’t wait to find out what really happened. This book was jam-packed with mysteries and every one of them captured my attention completely.

In this book, you start out not knowing a whole lot about what is going on with any of the characters. With each piece of information presented, I quickly realized just how much I had to learn. Jude needs to get away from everything and ends up in a quaint little bookshop run by Lowell that needs some work and Jude is just the person for the job. I liked all of the characters in this book and couldn’t wait to learn their story. In this small little town, everyone seems to know everybody but everyone also seems to be keeping a lot of secrets. The book took a lot of twists and turns, some I guessed, while others came as a complete shock.

I would definitely recommend this book to others. I thought that it was a well-done mystery with a quirky and likable cast of characters. I would not hesitate to read more of Catriona McPherson’s work in the future.

I received a digital review copy of this book from Midnight Ink.

9 responses to “Review – Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson

  1. verushka

    It’s the most satisfying, exciting thing to find a book and a new author that is just amazing isn’t it? Esp when you don’t expect it!