Such a quiet place
Book Reviews

Such A Quiet Place, by Megan Miranda {Book Review}

Anybody else still struggling to get back into work mode? If only I had those winning Lotto numbers so I could spend my days reading books next to the pool….aahh….. Anyways, daydreaming aside…..I’ve been wanting to read Such a Quiet Place for a long time, but for some reason, it kept getting pushed lower on the ‘to be read stack’, but better late than never I always say!

What is Such a Quiet Place about? 

Hollow’s Edge used to be a quiet place. A private and idyllic neighborhood where neighbors dropped in on neighbors, celebrated graduation and holiday parties together, and looked out for one another. But then came the murder of Brandon and Fiona Truett. A year and a half later, Hollow’s Edge is simmering. The residents are trapped, unable to sell their homes, confronted daily by the empty Truett house, and suffocated by their trial testimonies that implicated one of their own. Ruby Fletcher. And now, Ruby’s back.

With her conviction overturned, Ruby waltzes right back to Hollow’s Edge, and into the home she once shared with Harper Nash. Harper, five years older, has always treated Ruby like a wayward younger sister. But now she’s terrified. What possible good could come of Ruby returning to the scene of the crime? And how can she possibly turn her away, when she knows Ruby has nowhere to go?

Within days, suspicion spreads like a virus across Hollow’s Edge. It’s increasingly clear that not everyone told the truth about the night of the Truett’s murders. And when Harper begins receiving threatening notes, she realizes she has to uncover the truth before someone else becomes the killer’s next victim.

My Thoughts

Such a Quiet Place was a very entertaining read with a good storyline. I was also intrigued by the Desperate Housewives/Wisteria Lane sort of setting. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop, because I really wanted to get to the bottom of this mystery. The book is told over a few days, by only one narrator, Harper Nash. I haven’t read a book with one POV in ages, so I quite enjoyed not having to figure out who was narrating at any given point….BUT there were A LOT of characters. I really couldn’t keep track of who was who, because truthfully, nobody was really memorable or even endearing. This is a group of unlikable people and because I was trying to remember who was who, it was difficult for me to formulate a theory as to whodunnit.

The book was a bit long winded, but I didn’t mind it for some reason. I felt like this was the perfect lazy day read where you didn’t have to pay too much attention. Yes there are some red herrings, but I don’t know that anything would have gotten me to guess the ending….though I wasn’t too far off with one of the plot twists.

Rating

Such a Quiet Place has a 3.48 star rating on Goodreads and I think that’s pretty accurate. For me it’s around 3.25 stars….that may not seem super exciting, but I felt like it was the perfect palate cleanser between books for me and I enjoyed Megan’s writing style. If you’re into Domestic thrillers that are not gory or too complicated, I think you’d enjoy this one.

Disclaimer: Such a Quiet Place was sent to me by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

I’m Simone, a mom of 3, a wife...obsessed with my family, makeup and books!

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