Somebody in the Neighborhood by Judy Moore is an awesome crime-thriller. I read the entire book in one sitting because it was that engaging. The plot had me guessing and looking for more clues. Each time I thought I had it figured out, there was a curve ball thrown and took me by surprise. I love that this story held my attention. It also creep me out a bit because I had the hair on my neck stand up multiple times. This is a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Are the people in your neighborhood watching you? Are the people in your neighborhood planning your death? Who in the neighborhood can you trust? Read this story to find out the answers to these questions.
This is quite the murder mystery story! It was a bit of a struggle at first. Once we met the neighbors the story started taking off. It was fast paced and I couldn’t put it down. Everything thing was woven in highlight the good and bad so I never could figure out who done it. Very well done!
This is my first book by this author. I enjoyed her story telling. It easily kept my interest and the characters were riveting.
I love a good whodunit, suspense filled ride. And boy what a ride this one was! I was immediately hooked and mesmerized by the storyline. The characters were engaging and relatable. Moore certainly provided a fast paced thrill ride for her readers, one that any murder/mystery lover will in fact delight in. Loved it from beginning to end!
Somebody in the Neighborhood by Judy Moore is full of surprises and is a mystery thriller with lots of twists and turns. There is murder and drama, fear and secrets. The characters are a little different and complex but well developed. The story gets you right from the beginning and slowly draws you in to the web of whodunit, where everyone seems to have interesting things to say about their neighbours. It is mainly set in south Florida where the neighbours seem nice but each have their own secrets to hide and each of them may be the killer. I loved Dorothy the oldest of the neighbours she cracked me up and I really wanted to stamp on Dawn’s mother, she got my goat up but that shows that Judy did a good job in writing them.
Dawn decides it time to leave the place that has been her home for 25 years. She needs a fresh start and definitely a new boss. When she sees her aunt’s house for the first time since she was murdered she decides this is where she wants to be. Dawn meets her neighbours and quickly learns there are some secrets they don’t want to share and some of them are quick to point their fingers.
Dawn’s fears soon become reality as the murderer comes to light but an unlikely hero comes to her rescue. When things settle down Dawn is given some truths that may change her life.
I enjoyed the story which will keep most guessing right to the end. I must admit I did work out who did it but it was still interesting to see if I was right or wrong because you never know what little twists and turns an author may add.
Reviewed by @jennadb
Somebody in the neighborhood.
By: Judy Moore
4 out of 5 Stars
Somebody in the neighborhood is the type of mystery that has you questioning everyone. Dawn the niece of a murder victim decides to take residence in her aunts home located in a small Oceanside town Manatee Beach. Dawn has and uneasy feeling from the first night she moves in. Her next door neighbor is a recluse who only comes out at night a sort of Boo Radley character. Then a hooded figure is outside her window one night makes her question whether the neighbors that were so welcoming could be responsible for her aunts murder. I read through this book so quickly. The plot was intriguing and before I could figure out who the killer was it revealed. I will definitely be reading more of Judy Moore and I am excited to see what she writes next.
This is a page turner, who done it kind of story. It is a well developed story that I read in one sitting. It is engaging and the characters made the story realistic. I enjoyed how the characters are connectable, relateable and watching the growth of the story. You have three murders, who will be next is anyone’s guess. When I thought I had it figured out, another twist was added to the plot. I highly recommend this suspense, mystery story and find out for yourself who is the murderer.
Somebody in the Neighborhood
By: Judy Moore
5 out of 5 stars
The story Somebody in the Neighborhood by Judy Moore is a thrilling/mystery book. It is a story that pulled me in and had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. The author creates an atmosphere of suspense that will stay with you the entire story. I enjoyed both the storyline and reading about the character of Dawn Anderson. She is a young woman who has come to live at Manatee Beach after her aunt is murdered. She is looking to be out on her own. Dawn is an intelligent and kind person. She soon begins to socialize with those who live in the neighborhood. Who could have murdered her aunt? Is that person part of the neighborhood? Is Dawn also in danger? Read this book to find out. This is the second book that I have read by the author and I have found her to have the gift of crafting an amazing story. She kept me guessing until the end. Besides Dawn, there are several other characters that are introduced. Some of them are very kind and welcoming to Dawn and others I found myself wondering about. Don’t miss out on a mystery that you will not want to put down until the final page. I highly recommend reading it.
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Somebody in the Neighborhood by Judy Moore
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Genre – Crime, Horror, Thriller
Page Count – 404 pages
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Dawn Andersen and her parents are horrified when her carefree Aunt Amy is found stabbed to death on the beach, the second woman to be murdered in the small oceanside town of Manatee Beach. The police have arrested a homeless man for the murders, but is he the real killer? Dawn, 25, makes the biggest decision of her life when she decides to leave her routine existence in Ohio to move into her aunt’s cottage a block from the ocean in South Florida.
From the first night that Dawn arrives in Florida, the feeling of uneasiness never leaves her. There’s the strange man next door who always seems to be watching her. Married neighbors who were infatuated with her beautiful aunt. The nosy, too friendly mailman. A hooded figure who’s been lurking outside her house at night.
As Dawn learns more about her aunt’s life in Florida, she becomes convinced that the murderer is closer than she ever imagined, that her aunt’s killer is actually somebody in the neighborhood.
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Judy Moore writes mystery novels and thrillers, as well as lighter family fiction. She is a longtime news writer, editor, and magazine feature writer, and has a master’s degree in journalism. Her fiction and nonfiction work has been published in numerous national publications, and most of her novels are published by BTGN publishers. She is a former tennis professional and sports writer, so her stories sometimes have a sports backdrop. Her most recent work “Somebody in the Neighborhood” is her fourth mystery novel. “Murder at the Country Club” is about a death on the golf course, and “Murder in Vail” is set on the ski slopes of Colorado. Her thriller “The Mother-in-Law,” set near St. Augustine, Florida, is a favorite with readers. Her Christmas anthology “Christmas Interrupted,” contains three novellas: “Airport Christmas,” “The Holiday House Sitter,” and “The Hitchhiker on Christmas Eve.” An earlier novella, “Birds of Prey,” and a new novelette “Football Blues” are also available on Amazon.
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