Exploring newly-published books. Reminder that this book club is a hybrid format. You will still be able to attend via Zoom as usual, but book club attendees in Columbus, WI may meet at the Columbus Public Library. Please fill out the registration form if you choose to attend online. *Books are available for checkout a month in advance of the book club meeting.*
May 18: The Family Across the Street by Nicole Trope
“Sometimes, the most perfect families are hiding the most terrible secrets. How well do you know the people next door?
“Everybody wants to live on Hogarth Street, the pretty, tree-lined avenue with its white houses. The new family, The Wests, are a perfect fit. Katherine and Josh seem so in love and their gorgeous five-year-old twins race screeching around their beautiful emerald-green lawn.
“But soon people start to notice: why don’t they join backyard barbecues? Why do they brush away offers to babysit? Why, when you knock at the door, do they shut you out, rather than inviting you in?
“Every family has secrets, and on the hottest day of the year, the truth is about to come out. As a tragedy unfolds behind closed doors, the dawn chorus is split by the wail of sirens. And one by one the families who tried so hard to welcome the Wests begin to realize: Hogarth Street will never be the same again.
“A completely gripping, twist-packed psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Sally Hepworth and Lisa Jewell.” - Amazon