The Mother Next Door: A Novel of Suspense
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About the Author
Tara Laskowski is the author of One Night Gone, which won an Agatha Award, Macavity Award, and Anthony Award, and was a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, Left Coast Crime Award, Strand Critics Award, and Library of Virginia Literary Award. She is also the author of two short story collections and has a BA from Susquehanna University and an MFA from George Mason University. She lives in Virginia. Find her on Twitter and Instagram, @TaraLWrites.
--The New York Times Book Review "If the women of Big Little Lies were the moms of East Coast high schoolers, they'd be right at home in The Mother Next Door--a witty, wicked thriller packed with hidden agendas, juicy secrets, and pitch-perfect satire of the suburban dream."
--Andrea Bartz, New York Times bestselling author of We Were Never Here "Suspenseful, compulsively readable... Extremely fun to read. Steeped in all the best parts of spooky season."
--ShelfAwareness "Suspenseful, sinister, and just the right amount of spooky, The Mother Next Door absolutely captivated me. Tara Laskowski combines an idyllic suburban setting, an almost terrifyingly organized clique, a creepy urban legend, and a healthy dose of long-buried secrets for a propulsive, expertly paced novel you won't be able to put down."
--Kathleen Barber, author of Truth Be Told "Packed with shocking twists and wonderfully complicated characters, The Mother Next Door is such a suspenseful read. Like the best Halloween candy, it was delicious--and I couldn't put it down."
--Alison Gaylin, Edgar Award-winning author "A scintillating suburban thriller... The Mother Next Door promises to mix its feminist sensibilities with plenty of entertaining camp."
--Crime Reads, Most Anticipated Books of 2021 "Trust no one, absolutely no one while reading The Mother Next Door because everyone has secrets, all of them are liars, and everybody has at least one thing to lose. Tara Laskowski's brilliantly paced tale of perfect-suburbia-until-you-scratch-the-surface is as compelling as it is twisted. With oh-so-privileged characters you'll love to hate and a storyline that has more twists than a pretzel, you'll be sure to devour this novel in a couple of sittings at most. Great fun!"
--Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of Sister Dear and You Will Remember Me "The Mother Next Door is a wonderfully creepy and sinister read which drew me in and kept me gripped as the web of lies and mysterious secrets from the past unravelled. Tense, twisty and intriguing. Readers definitely won't be able to put this down."
--Karen Hamilton, international bestselling author of The Last Wife "Ivy Woods Drive is an idyllic place to live--and the moms keep it that way, no matter what. In The Mother Next Door, Tara Laskowski plans the perfect suburban Halloween party, filled with tricks and treats both, as well as secrets, lies, and murder."
--Lori Rader-Day, award-winning author of The Lucky One "Smartly paced, menacing, full of bizarre twists... this is a fine domestic thriller."
--Booklist "A smart thriller that is, dare I say it, perfect for Halloween, The Mother Next Door delivers surprising twists with effortless pacing that keeps the reader turning pages long past bedtime."
--Washington Independent Review of Books