June 17, 2022

The New Neighbor Review

The New Neighbor Review

Title: The New Neighbor
Author: Karen Cleveland
Style: Mystery
Rating: 3/5

**Thank you NetGalley and Ballantine Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my review. The New Neighbor comes out on July 26th.

Beth Bradford works for the CIA and she's been tracking an Iranian intelligence agent known as The Neighbor. That is until she is removed from the case and asked to teach new CIA recruits instead.  Throw in a failed marriage, the last  kid is off to college and she's moving out of the house she's called home for a long time. She's dealing with a lot.  When Madeline moves into her house sight unseen, Beth doesn't trust her.  She decides to continue her investigation into The Neighbor and you won't believe what she uncovers.

I think this is perfect for people who love a good government mystery story. The pacing is pretty good, the chapters are short and the overall story is decent. Some parts were a bit predictable and I am not sure if something like this could actually happen in real life.  I didn't particularly care for any of the characters either. I didn't love this one but I didn't hate it either.