The Perfect Neighbours Rachel Sargeant

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Behind the shutters lies a devastating secret…

When Helen moves abroad with her loving husband Gary, she can’t wait to meet her fellow expat teachers from the local International School. But her new start is about to become her worst nightmare…

As soon as the charming family across the way welcome Helen into their home, she begins to suspect that all is not as it seems. Then Gary starts to behave strangely and a child goes missing, vanished without a trace.

When violence and tragedy strike, cracks appear in the community, and Helen realises her perfect neighbours are capable of almost anything…


My review 

This is such a great read and what I loved the most about it is plot is so considerably far fetched but is a story that has actually happened and probably several times!!

Helen has finally joined Gary in Germany where is  teacher at the International school.

On meeting her new neighbours she takes an instant dislike to Louisa. Louise is perfect. She organises get togethers,  she is the chair of almost everything and Helen decides that instead of ‘fitting in’ she will do her own thing. Being a swimming champion, one of the things she does is swim in the open air pool in Dortmannhausen, which is where she strikes up a friendship with Sascha.

This is a twisty tale. I loved how the tension builds and The Perfect Neighbours for me was a one sit read.

It is gruesome in parts, The truth in part is very sad, Manipulation of people is never a good thing and the author did a brilliant job of the ending.

I loved the guessing game and, kept changing my mind as to the truth, and while in part I did guess, I did not for one minute get it absolutely right.

For me this was a ‘WOW’ of a tale.


About the Author

Rachel Sargeant grew up in Lincolnshire. She spent several years living in Germany where she taught English and she now lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and children. She is a previous winner of Writing Magazine’s Crime Short Story competition, and her writing has appeared in My Weekly. She has published three novels and her most recent, The Perfect Neighbours, became a top ten Kindle bestseller.





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