Such a Quiet Place

S. & S. Jul. 2021. 352p. ISBN 9781982147280. $26.99. THRILLER
Hollow’s Edge, a gorgeous lakefront neighborhood, has a private pool, an online message board, and a reputation as a safe, family-oriented place. The neighbors are like family; they have each other’s backs, know each other’s secrets, and would always defend one another. Or would they? This riveting story opens with Ruby Fletcher’s return home, after 14 months in prison for the Truett murders. When the Truetts—Hollow’s Edge residents—were killed in their home, there was little forensic evidence, but everyone in the neighborhood pointed to Ruby. Now her conviction’s been overturned, and Ruby’s back, feeling powerful and confident. Neighbors are shocked and nervous at her return. Why is she back? For vengeance, or something else? And who is the real killer, if not Ruby? Harper Nash had been Ruby’s friend and roommate, but even she had testified against Ruby in the Truett case. Now Harper’s not sure what to believe about the murders, but she’s set on finding the truth.
VERDICT Another successful mystery thriller from Miranda (The Last House Guest). The perfect suburban setting; the secretive, quirky neighbors; three unsolved murders; and an Agatha Christie vibe make this whodunit an excellent beach read.
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