I can only hope author Joseph Souza never encountered anything in his career like the murder and mayhem in his new novel, The Neighbors.
Souza worked for the organized crime unit of the Drug Enforcement Agency, who now lives in Portland with his wife and two children. He’s written several novels, which I’ve enjoyed, so I looked forward to his new book.
And I need to confess, I canceled a luncheon meeting one day last week so I could continue reading The Neighbors. I just had to know what was going to happen next.
The plot is very winding and intriguing, and you will most assuredly hope you never have neighbors like these. Almost every chapter lurches you forward in a twisting sometimes downright scary story.
On the back cover, author Lisa Jackson described it this way: “The Neighbor is like watching a chain-reaction car wreck happening in slow motion. Scary and disturbing with dark psychological twists and turns, it horrifies while it fascinates. I couldn’t turn away!” Me either, Lisa.
I won’t give any of it away, but I can suggest that you not start reading it on a day with a busy schedule.