Ahh!! It’s publishing day for the great novel written by THE Ashley Flowers from CRIME JUNKIE!
I got the pleasure to read this book a few months ago, thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I’ll not only be giving my honest opinion & review, I’ll be giving you the synopsis of the book! That way you can decide if you’d like to read the book before I give my review, if you’re a synopsis junkie.
You can’t ever know for sure what happens behind closed doors.
Everyone from Wakarusa, Indiana, remembers the infamous case of January Jacobs, who was discovered in a ditch hours after her family awoke to find her gone. Margot Davies was six at the time, the same age as January—and they were next-door neighbors. In the twenty years since, Margot has grown up, moved away, and become a big-city journalist. But she’s always been haunted by the feeling that it could’ve been her. And the worst part is, January’s killer has never been brought to justice.
When Margot returns home to help care for her uncle after he is diagnosed with early-onset dementia, she feels like she’s walked into a time capsule. Wakarusa is exactly how she remembers—genial, stifled, secretive. Then news breaks about five-year-old Natalie Clark from the next town over, who’s gone missing under circumstances eerily similar to January’s. With all the old feelings rushing back, Margot vows to find Natalie and to solve January’s murder once and for all.
But the police, Natalie’s family, the townspeople—they all seem to be hiding something. And the deeper Margot digs into Natalie’s disappearance, the more resistance she encounters, and the colder January’s case feels. Could January’s killer still be out there? Is it the same person who took Natalie? And what will it cost to finally discover what truly happened that night twenty years ago?
Twisty, chilling, and intense, All Good People Here is a searing tale that asks: What are your neighbors capable of when they think no one is watching?
𝙼𝚈 𝙷𝙾𝙽𝙴𝚂𝚈 𝚁𝙴𝚅𝙸𝙴𝚆/𝙾𝙿𝙸𝙽𝙸𝙾𝙽:
𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚: 4 out of 5 star rating
This book lived up to the expectations I had set for it. We get a dual perspective throughout the book- and a new perspective during the epilogue (which I loved). I loved Margot’s character. She never took no for an answer and she always stayed true to what she was doing. Even after she went through some rough patches after moving back in with her uncle Luke.
I loved getting Krissy’s POV. I think it added so much to the novel and really helped tie in everything else. Krissy’s character did make me upset in the beginning- but as I read on I ended up feeling so sympathetic for her. I don’t agree with her decisions- but still my heart hurts.
The reason this got a 4star is because I felt as if especially in the beginning- it was as if she was tying real life cases into the novel and it felt too forced and fake.
But I am glad I stuck it through and finished because the twist in the end- was jaw dropping.
I didn’t expect any of the ending.
It was honestly CRAZY. I also do wish we got more of an explanation in the ending before the epilogue.
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