Julia is struggling – she’s a single mom and a receptionist. Her husband has remarried and nothing is really going her way. But then she’s out one night and meets (who she thinks is) the man of her dreams; only to find out that he is her (married!) boss. So the book gets off to an awkward start. She then meets Adele, and strikes up an unlikely friendship with her. Adele and her husband are new to the neighborhood and they definitely have secrets. He’s controlling, Adele is always on edge. It has serious Couple Next Door vibes but it’s a completely different book. If you’re looking for something dark and twisty this is your perfect psychological thriller. I will say that it does venture into fantasy territory; something I’d ordinarily love but wasn’t prepared for, especially for a thriller. So the book becomes a bit implausible.