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The Mother Next Door
The Mother Next Door: A Novel of Suspense | Tara Laskowski
15 posts | 7 read | 7 to read
GOOD MOTHERS... Never show their feelings. Never spill their secrets. Never admit to murder. The annual Halloween block party is the pinnacle of the year on idyllic suburban cul-de-sac Ivy Woods Drive. An influential group of neighborhood moms--known as the Ivy Five--plans the event for months. Except the Ivy Five has been four for a long time. When a new mother moves to town, eager to fit in, the moms see it as an opportunity to make the group whole again. This year's block party should be the best yet... until the women start receiving anonymous messages threatening to expose the quiet neighborhood's dark past--and the lengths they've gone to hide it. As secrets seep out and the threats intensify, the Ivy Five must sort the loyal from the disloyal, the good from the bad. They'll do anything to protect their families. But when a twisted plot is revealed, with dangerous consequences, their steady foundation begins to crumble, leaving only one certainty: after this year's block party, Ivy Woods Drive will never be the same. From award-winning author Tara Laskowski, The Mother Next Door is an atmospheric novel of suspense in which the strive for perfection ends in murder...
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Roxanareads
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Current audiobook

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DarkMina
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Mehso-so

20 of 2022. This was a decent thriller. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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guinsgirlreads
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Pickpick

This one is all about Halloween, but some library holds you just take when you can get 😉! I wasn‘t sure I was going to love it at first, but once I got further into it, I thought it was clever. Lots of great twists too.

#tbrread #wintergames #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

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guinsgirlreads
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Starting this one on the porch this warm morning.. 😆

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Jemgirl2014
Pickpick

If "The Hunting Wives" is a tenth as good as this book I would not have panned it so badly! The mean girl vibe is real on this cul-de-sac and I am loving it! Surprisingly, I did not hate the members of the Ivy Five. Laskowski does a fine job of making them relatable women who have their own insecurities and flaws. Also, the suspense element is on point and I was quite surprised by what the Ivy 5 had been covering for 13 years. SINISTER! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Jemgirl2014 Ran out of room #2021Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 😀 11mo
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Jemgirl2014
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Jemgirl2014
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At three o'clock this morning I clocked in three hours of reading time. #2021Scarathlon # TeamSlaughter #Spooktober #MurderTheyReadathon #TrickorRead #ReadLikeHellaThon #ScreamaThon 5×10×3=150 points @Clwojick

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Jemgirl2014
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Made some shawarma and Orozco soup in preparation for tomorrow's rain. Current read: "The Mother Next Door". Definitely worth the long library wait. ?

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Jemgirl2014

One hour read #2021Scararhlon #TeamSlaughter #2021Scarathlon#TeamSlaughter#Spooktober#LittenListen#MurderTheyReadaThon##Screamathon#ReadLikeHellathon 5×10×1=50 points @Clwojick

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Reecaspieces
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Lsmoore43
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I enjoyed this book very much. It's not a thriller but is full of drama and mystery. You get to know five women and several secrets. Some secrets are very bad.
It's well written and I do recommend it.
I gave it 4/5 stars.
Full review here: tinyurl.com/23vfavkw

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Lsmoore43
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Ladies and gentlemen, skulls and boys: By the time our Halloween block party is over tonight, one of us will be dead.
#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl 🎃🎃🎃 11mo
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Bakingbookworm
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Mehso-so

3.5 STARS - A good read that was a bit more domestic drama than domestic thriller. Good Halloween atmosphere and a story about lies, deceit and pasts coming back to haunt the characters.

Review: https://bit.ly/MotherNextDoorReview

Thanks to Harlequin Graydon House for my advanced copy.

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SilversReviews
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Mehso-so

HAPPY PUB DAY!!

Theresa is new to the exclusive cul-de-sac Ivy Woods Drive and wants to fit in.

The Ivy Five moms welcome her since one of their five has been gone for a long time. If they allow her in, they will be back to five instead of four.

The book flowed well, but there was too much drama in it for me even though the theme seemed to be that you never know who to trust. 3/5

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/yhun9zdc

@taralwrites

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SpookyMazeOfBooks
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Halloween Square : Genre : suspense
Square read/ not called
Book : The Mother Next Door
Becca's Bookoplathon
First roll: 5
Prompt: people
the atmosphere , the feeling of been watched, the unknown messenger who kept sending messages as well as their parts of the story just gives it that perfect fall vibe .Plus with how suspenseful, sinister and a bit twisted , as well as just the right amount of spookiness to it , it wouldn't let you down.