Alice has just moved in with her boyfriend, into a gate community where he got a pretty good deal, as it was on the market for a while. It’s safe being in a gated community, everyone seems pretty friendly for the most part, and Leo has already done some minor changes to the upstairs to give them a bigger master bedroom. It is beautiful and although it’s a tad strange to have everyones houses facing each other, Alice feels a little unsettled. But it is probably just nerves, this was a big move and it will take time to settle in.
It is not long before strange things seems to start happening and Alice is really questioning this move. Leo swears someone was in their bedroom one night- although there was no indication of anyone breaking in. Her one dress goes missing, but she later finds it. Maybe she just misplaced it, and why are her shoes all out of order in the closet? Alice starts questioning Leo and the two become tense, maybe this was night right for them to move in together.
Alice tries to befriend the neighbors and most seem friendly enough, but one seems to despise her and yet she has never done anything to the woman. But Alice can feel the cold shoulder. One day, a private investigator shows up and is asking Alice about a murder- she is quite confused as to why he is asking her? What does she have to do with this, and then he drops a bombshell that helps to explain some of Leo’s behavior, but it also leads to more questions.
What is this gated community really and how did they get all tangled up in this? Who is Leo and why did he buy this place? Is he part of it all? Who is this private investigator and is he the only one she can trust to find the truth?
At first this felt like a slow start, but it is laying all the ground work and the story really does take off. I really enjoyed this one! Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the free book!
~ Goodreads – About the Author ~
B A Paris is the internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown, Bring Me Back and The Dilemma. Having sold over a million copies in the UK alone, she is a New York Times bestseller as well as a Sunday Times bestseller. Her books have been translated into 40 languages. Having lived in France for many years, she and her husband recently moved back to the UK.