On a Quiet Street by Seraphina Nova Glass

On the surface, it might seem like the residents of Brighton Hills, an exclusive gated community, live On a Quiet Street, but look again, and there is a strong undercurrent of tension.

Synopsis

Several months ago, Paige’s son died in a hit-and-run, and the police have yet to find a suspect. In her grief, Paige has pushed away her husband and begun spying on her neighbours, desperate to find the person responsible for her son’s death.

Meanwhile, Cora is sure her husband is having an affair, even though he adamantly denies it. Cora elicits Paige’s sleuthing skills to try to catch her husband in the act.

Then there is the reclusive Georgia, who remains a mystery to everyone in the community.

Review of On a Quiet Street

This domestic suspense (dramedy?) is evenly paced and alternates perspectives between Paige, Cora, and Georgia.

On the first page, the narrator states that the people in this exclusive community are too beige and plastic to be that interesting, but that something is brewing beneath the polished surface. While reading this domestic suspense, I really tried to keep this in mind because the characters did not give a great first impression. Then the first reveal came along, and it completely changed everything and had me reframing everything up to that point.

These women have all the gall, wealth, and privilege that allows them to do what they want with sometimes ludicrous results. Yet, I was still rooting for each of them.

Except for one glaring issue, it was a refreshing change reading about these women’s friendship and the lengths they would go to in order to support each other.

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Expected Publication: 17 May 2022

Thank you to Graydon House for providing me with an arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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