The People at Number 9 by Felicity Everett
The description from Goodreads:
Have you met them yet, the new couple?
When Gav and Lou move into the house next door, Sara spends days plucking up courage to say hello. The neighbours are glamorous, chaotic and just a little eccentric. They make the rest of Sara’s street seem dull by comparison.
When the hand of friendship is extended, Sara is delighted and flattered. Incredibly, Gav and Lou seem to see something in Sara and Neil that they admire too. In no time at all, the two couples are soulmates, sharing suppers, bottles of red wine and childcare, laughing and trading stories and secrets late into the night in one another’s houses.
And the more time Sara spends with Gav and Lou, the more she longs to make changes in her own life. But those changes will come at a price. Soon Gav and Lou will be asking things they’ve no right to ask of their neighbours, with shattering consequences for all of them…
Have you met The People at Number 9? A dark and delicious novel about envy, longing and betrayal in the suburbs…
I picked The People at Number 9 up in the mystery/thriller/suspense section with high hopes. This book was not a mystery or a thriller or suspenseful in anyway.
It was interesting in premise but fell flat with overly done writing that went absolutely no where. Determination got me through more than half, but enough was enough and I asked my mom (who read it right before me) if it was worth finishing and she said it wasn’t.
The book went on and on and on and I NEVER don’t finish a book, but I just couldn’t keep reading this one.
I give The People at Number 9 1 star.