“There Goes the Neighborhood” Display



Looking for a fun thriller to read?  Check out our “There Goes the Neighborhood” display filled with domestic thrillers.  This a subgenre of thrillers that feature everyday settings and characters with a twist.  You’ll be side eyeing your neighbors and questioning your spouse’s motives when you start reading these books!  Here are some suggestions from the subgenre:


Sarah Langan has won the Bram Stoker award for horror writing three times, and her literary suburban noir “Good Neighbors” is described as “Celeste Ng’s enthralling dissection of suburbia” meets “Shirley Jackson’s creeping dread.”  Set in a near-future America during a hot summer, a terrible secret creates a rift between two misfit moms who were once best friends.  When an innocent woman falls into a sinkhole, it’s one mom’s word against the other’s, and the neighborly cul-de-sac of Maple Street tries its residents in the court of public opinion.  Think Big Little Lies reimagined by Shirley Jackson.


Another summer, another cul-de-sac: the residents of Jamie Day’s novel “Block Party” are entangled in a web of secrets and scandal that they’re hiding from outsiders–and each other.  On the night of their annual summer block party, someone is murdered, and in order to solve the murder, we go back in time one year to unravel the rivalries and betrayals that end us back in the present.  Elin Hilderbrand describes the book as being “like a firecracker on a hot summer night.”


New York Times bestselling author Kristin Miller’s “The Sinful Lives of Trophy Wives” introduces us to the trophy wives of Presidio Terrace, San Francisco’s most exclusive–and most deadly–neighborhood.  Brooke Davies, Erin King, and Georgia St. Claire all maintain the veneer of perfect marriages, but those beautiful fronts hide cracks in each relationship.  Georgia is rumored to have murdered both of her husbands, and when she claims to have found true love in her third marriage, everyone questions her motives.  A tragic accident forces the residents of Presidio Terrace to wonder if Georgia has killed again and what she might be capable of doing to protect her secrets.  “The Sinful Lives of Trophy Wives” is described as a “shrewd, darkly compelling novel.”


You’ll find these titles and more in our “There Goes the Neighborhood” display.  For additional title suggestions, see the lists below: