Book Review : The Downstairs Neighbor

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Hi friend! My book review today is for The Downstairs Neighbor by Helen Cooper. Below you’ll find the description of the book provided by NetGalley, followed by my personal review and star rating.

Thanks for taking the time to read today. 🏝

*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Description :

One House. Three Families. Countless Secrets.

From her downstairs apartment in suburban London, Emma has often overheard the everyday life of the seemingly perfect family upstairs–Steph, Paul and teenage daughter Freya–but has never got to know them. Until one day, she hears something that seizes her attention: Freya has vanished and the police are questioning Steph and Paul about their life. Do either of you have any enemies? Anyone who might want to harm or threaten you?

The effects of Freya’s disappearance ripple outward, affecting not just her parents, but everyone who lives in the building, including Emma and local driving instructor Chris, who was the last person to see the teenager before she went missing. Each character’s life is thrown into sharp focus as devastating mistakes and long-held secrets are picked apart and other crimes come to light–including a child gone missing twenty-five years earlier, and a shocking murder–that make clear that the past never stays where we leave it, and that homes can be built on foundations of lies.

My Review : The Downstairs Neighbor

In The Downstairs Neighbor, we find out that Steph and Paul’s daughter Freya has gone missing after school one day.

There is a twisted cast of characters that surround her, and each of them are tied to her in different ways.

Her parents both believe that their actions caused her disappearance, while the police are focusing on their neighbor.

Interspersed throughout the story are flashbacks of a character named Kate. She starts a chain of events with catastrophic consequences that come full circle at the end.

Each of the characters add to the story in their own way, and really help to move the plot along.

This book is so suspenseful and exciting to read, I would definitely recommend it. Also, the ending was one that I never saw coming, and it did not disappoint. This is definitely a new favorite.


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