Good neighbors / Sarah Langan.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Moorhead Public Library||LAN (Text)||33500013343728||New||Checked out||03/11/2021|
|Moorhead Public Library||LAN (Text)||33500013343736||New||Checked out||03/19/2021|
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- ISBN: 9781982144364
- ISBN: 198214436X
- ISBN: 9781982144371
- ISBN: 1982144378
- Physical Description: 296 pages : maps ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2021.
"Welcome to Maple Street, a picture-perfect slice of suburban Long Island, its residents bound by their children, their work, and their illusion of safety in a rapidly changing world.Arlo Wilde, a gruff has-been rock star who's got nothing to show for his fame but track marks, is always two steps behind the other dads. His wife, beautiful ex-pageant queen Gertie, feels socially ostracized and adrift. Spunky preteen Julie curses like a sailor and her kid brother Larry is called "Robot Boy" by the kids on the block.Their next-door neighbor and Maple Street's Queen Bee, Rhea Schroeder - a lonely community college professor repressing her own dark past - welcomes Gertie and family into the fold. Then, during one spritzer-fueled summer evening, the new best friends share too much, too soon. As tensions mount, a sinkhole opens in a nearby park, and Rhea's daughter Shelly falls inside. The search for Shelly brings a shocking accusation against the Wildes that spins out of control. Suddenly, it is one mom's word against the other's in a court of public opinion that can end only in blood."--Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #1
*Starred Review* In the year 2027, the Wilde family are the black sheep of Maple Street, a Long Island community. Effusive Gertie is a real-estate agent with a big personality; her husband, Arlo, is a former celebrity in recovery from a heroin addiction. Their quirky children, Julia and Larry, fit in better, running with the "Rat Pack" of local kids. The subtle conflict between the Wildes and the other familiesâled by slightly unhinged professor Rhea Schroederâexplodes when a sinkhole erupts in the neighborhood. Shelly Schroeder disappears down the sinkhole, and Rhea blames Arlo Wilde. Rhea's insanity fuels the events thereafter as the Wildes become even more ostracized, leading to violence and a shocking conclusion. The reader is given some clues to the outcome through news articles and book chapters from the future that allude to the "Maple Street Murders." These extra documents add to the rippling tension throughout. Distinguished horror writer Langan (Audrey's Door, 2009) knows how to make that tension pop off the page. A creepy standout for readers who want an extra kick to their suburban dramas. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
Sarah Langan, a Columbia MFA graduate and three-time recipient of the Bram Stoker Award, is the author of three novels including The Keeper. She grew up on Long Island and she currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughters. Find out more at SarahLangan.com.
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