Thursday, December 2, 2010

(167)The Neighbors Are Watching by Debra Ginsberg

Eh, the premise was a decent one, but the story fell short.

The Neighbors Are Watching is a book about a neighborhood straight out of daytime television. The neighborhood is in San Diego. The time is 2007 and the wild fires are threatening this neighborhood. The drama that runs rampant are a bit, over the top. There is Joe Montana who never told his wife that he had a child from a previous relationship until she shows up on their doorstep, seventeen and pregnant. There is the beautiful Jessalyn who has men coming and going at all hours of the day, and I can't forget Dorothy the Housewife has the biggest secret of all.

The fires are raging when the seventeen year old new mother disappears, leaving her newborn baby all alone. What happened to her? Did she leaving willingly or is foul play at work here?

I read the whole book just to find out what really happened, but the big reveal at the end of the book was unpredictable because it was so completely random. It was almost disappointing. I suspect that some would enjoy this book, maybe it was the Sudafed that kept me from enjoying this book, but I did not.

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