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Feminist Vigilante Suspense
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR is an adult, dual POV, #OwnVoices suspense novel written in third person close with a few chapters directly from the mind of the killer, complete at 78,000 words. It will appeal to readers who enjoyed WE WERE NEVER HERE by Andrea Bartz, or Megan Goldin’s THE NIGHT SWIM.
Please be aware of a few content warnings: vigilantism, misogyny, sexual assault.
When HOLLY buys an 1880’s two story fixer in the Finger Lakes region, she’s convinced it’s amazing enough to coax her older sister, JENNA, into finally moving out of their family home. Or at least it will be once Holly’s renovations are done. The neighborhood is quiet, and the retired couple next door, perfect. Holly takes to the HUNSINGERS instantly. Weeks later, after a visually flustered TEDDY picks a fight, hastily clicking off their favorite unsolved crimes show, Holly can’t get his panicked — or perhaps guilty — expression out of her mind. Unable to stop herself from pulling at threads, Holly watches the episode alone, launching a covert investigation of her own. But before she can dig too deep, she is assaulted at work. The emotional aftermath opens her eyes to what may have happened to Jenna — the reason she mysteriously left college mid-freshman year and put her adult life on hold. The Hunsingers have become like family, and Holly needs them, now more than ever. But, if Teddy’s secret is real, silencing her nagging instinct could mean leading her already fragile sister directly into the path of a killer.