Time & Location
Mar 09, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Howling Basset Books, 39 Old Turnpike Rd, Oldwick, NJ 08858, USA
About the event
Liz Alterman is the author of a domestic suspense novel, The Perfect NeighborhBio: Liz Alterman is the author of a domestic suspense novel, The Perfect Neighborhood, a young adult thriller, He’ll Be Waiting, and a memoir, Sad Sacked. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, and other outlets. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, three sons, and two cats, and spends most days microwaving the same cup of coffee and looking up synonyms. When she isn’t writing, she’s reading.
Think you know your neighbors? Think again.
When Allison Langley leaves her former rockstar husband in the middle of the night, her sudden departure becomes the talk of Oak Hill. But the gossip comes to an abrupt halt when five-year-old Billy Barnes disappears on his walk home from kindergarten. Is there a predator lurking within the idyllic community? Or, does the child's abduction have something to do with a longtime rift between his mother and half-brother? Weeks later, three-year-old Amy-Pat Davies vanishes from her backyard. In addition to sharing a zip code, the missing children have another thing in common—their babysitter, Cassidy McLean, who has a secret of her own.
Told from multiple points of view, The Perfect Neighborhood is a twisty tale of domestic suspense, which explores the damage caused by infertility and infidelity as well as the intense pressure that stems from wanting the perfect family. Taking a voyeuristic view into marriages and modern parenting, this story will appeal to fans of Desperate Housewives and Big Little Lies.