Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Release Date: July 13th, 2021
Synopsis: We had no warning she’d come back.
Hollow’s Edge used to be a quiet place. A private and idyllic neighborhood where neighbors dropped in on neighbors, celebrated graduation and holiday parties together, and looked out for one another. But then came the murder of Brandon and Fiona Truett. A year and a half later, Hollow’s Edge is simmering. The residents are trapped, unable to sell their homes, confronted daily by the empty Truett house, and suffocated by their trial testimonies that implicated one of their own. Ruby Fletcher. And now Ruby’s back.
With her conviction overturned, Ruby waltzes right back to Hollow’s Edge, and into the home she once shared with Harper Nash. Harper, five years older, has always treated Ruby like a wayward younger sister. But now she’s terrified. What possible good could come of Ruby returning to the scene of the crime? But how can she possibly turn her away, when she knows Ruby has nowhere to go?
Within days, suspicion spreads across Hollow’s Edge. It’s increasingly clear not everyone told the truth about the night of the Truett’s murders. And when Harper begins receiving threatening notes, she realizes she has to uncover the truth before someone else becomes the killer’s next victim. (Goodreads)
Megan Miranda’s upcoming Such a Quiet Place, is a little slow in the beginning, but as with most of this author’s books, the pace steadily picks up the further you move along in the story. I have to be honest and say I don’t think this was one of Miranda’s best stories due to the characters. Ruby intrigued me, but Harper, who’s the narrator, was too passive aggressive for my liking, and the rest of the characters were pretty much indistinguishable from one another. However, the plot was interesting and there were plenty of twists that kept me guessing. Even though I figured out who the villain was fairly early on, their motives remained a mystery to me, which made me want to keep reading in order to find out. Overall, while I don’t think Such a Quiet Place is perfect, it’s still a solid suspense/mystery that illustrates why Megan Miranda is so popular among fans of this genre. If you’re looking for a light, entertaining beach read this summer, I recommend you give this a try.