From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guest—a Reese Witherspoon Book Club selection—comes a riveting, “suspenseful” (BookPage, starred review) novel about a mysterious murder in an idyllic and close-knit neighborhood.
Welcome to Hollow’s Edge, where you can find secrets, scandal, and a suspected killer—all on one street.
Hollow’s Edge use to be a quiet place. A private and idyllic neighborhood where neighbors dropped in on neighbors, celebrated graduation and holiday parties together, and looked out for one another. But then came the murder of Brandon and Fiona Truett. A year and a half later, Hollow’s Edge is simmering. The residents are trapped, unable to sell their homes, confronted daily by the empty Truett house, and suffocated by their trial testimonies that implicated one of their own. Ruby Fletcher. And now, Ruby’s back.
With her conviction overturned, Ruby waltzes right back to Hollow’s Edge, and into the home she shared with Harper Nash. Harper, five years older, has always treated Ruby like a wayward younger sister. But now she’s terrified. What possible good could come of Ruby returning to the scene of the crime? And how can she possibly turn her away, when she knows Ruby has nowhere to go?
Within days, suspicion spreads like a virus across Hollow’s Edge. It’s increasingly clear that not everyone told the truth about the night of the Truetts’ murders. And when Harper begins receiving threatening notes, she realizes she has to uncover the truth before someone else becomes the killer’s next victim.
Pulsating with suspense and with Megan Miranda’s trademark shocking twists, Such a Quiet Place is Megan Miranda’s best novel yet—a “powerful, paranoid thriller” (Booklist, starred review) that will keep you turning the pages late into the night.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Megan Miranda kept us teetering on the very edge of our seats in this harrowing thriller about a community that’s not as perfect as it seems. Ruby Fletcher sent the idyllic college town of Hollow’s Edge spiraling when she was found guilty of murdering a neighboring couple. But after protesting her innocence for 14 months, her conviction is overturned. Ruby then returns to the cul-de-sac full of people whose testimonies had put her behind bars…and we just knew someone would have to pay. Rebekkah Ross skillfully narrates the tale, all told from the POV of Ruby’s very conflicted housemate Harper. The tension mounts as more and more damning secrets are revealed—and in an unexpected turn, Harper is left to figure out which ones are true, and which are lies. The twists this story takes when Harper finally connects the dots will have you absolutely captivated. This intricate tale of suburban middle-class paranoia is dark, surprising, and chillingly on point.
A winding road
Good story. Well written
Don’t waist your money! This book drags SO bad! Goes into detail over the most insignificant things! Couldn’t wait for it to end! I only finished it because I paid $9.99 for it! Painfully boring!