REVIEW: Karen McQuestion has penned a winner!
I have to say any book that uses my name has to be one of my favorite books. I was reading 214 Palmer Street by Karen McQuestion when a character came to my attention by the name of Grace Pisanelli! I remembered her telling me she was going to name a character after me but, I had forgotten. The time between books and my age may have had something to do with that. I remember my husband asked me at the time if Karen was going to use my first name or my last. I didn’t know. Well…he is very happy that his family name is in the book. I am honored to be called Grace. Thank you Karen! That was a special moment I won’t forget.
On to the book. I couldn’t figure out where the book was going and I just had to keep reading. I don’t often read the synopsis beforehand so, sometimes I am a little bit blind. The book has several twists and turns. I wasn’t sure which one was going to be the beginning of the end. I enjoyed the story line a lot! I kept wondering what each character was up to. This is one of those books you just have to keep reading. You have several characters you think may have done a dirty deed and several that you knew were totally innocent. You do need to watch out for those that look innocent. They may be the guilty one!
The character development was spot on. You have the hotsy totsy woman that flirts with all the men. There is the police chief, the loving and doting husband, the old lady that is not very tech or safety savy and the innocent wife and the high school friend that ran away years ago. They are perfectly developed to play their parts. Some of them will surprise you.
If you love a good Psychological Suspense, then this book is for you. If you’re not sure if this genre is for you, give this one a try. I think the story has many facets that you will like and you might find yourself hooked. I have enjoyed every book that Karen has written and 214 Palmer Street is right up there with the best of them. I loved it!
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SYNOPSIS: No one was ever supposed to see her…
When Maggie sees the beautiful Venetian blinds moving in the Caldwells’ front window, she freezes. Her favorite neighbours Cady and Josh are away, so who is in their house?
The pretty young woman who answers the door tells a convincing story. She’s Sarah. The house-sitter. Just here for a month. An old friend of Cady’s who needed a place to stay. She’s pleasant and warm, and Maggie wanders back to her house thinking she might have made a new friend. Yet she can’t help but wonder why Cady never mentioned Sarah.
What Maggie doesn’t know is that on the other side of the door, Sarah is starting to panic. No one was meant to see her at 214 Palmer Street…
An unputdownable psychological thriller from number one bestseller Karen McQuestion, which will make you question what secrets your own neighbors are hiding… For fans of The Girl on the Train, The Woman in the Window and Gone Girl.