The House on Cold Creek Lane
by Liz Alterman

An unflinching examination of motherhood and the dark side of domesticity set against a suburban backdrop that’s anything but blissful. This twisty tale invites readers to a slow motion unravelling that culminates in a devastating finale!

Who was I? What had I become?
Breathe, I commanded. You’re doing this for your family.

When Laurel and Rob West move into their new home in New Jersey, it seems too good to be true. But Laurel can’t shake off her old feelings of anxiety. The neighbour who pays far too much attention to the Wests’ two young children . . . Rob watching her every miss step . . . and there’s something people aren’t telling her about this house . . .

I promised myself I wouldn’t go to that neighborhood again. Not that street. Not so soon.
But I couldn’t help it. They made it too easy.

Corey Sutton is trying to outrun her past. Recently divorced and reeling from a devastating loss, she moves into her widowed mother’s retirement condo in Florida. Everyone says she just needs some time to recover and rebuild . . . but is Corey beyond saving? She wants answers. And there’s very little she won’t do to get them.

Though Laurel and Corey have never met, the women have something in common, and if they’re not careful, it may just destroy them both . . .


“Liz Alterman is a masterful storyteller”

May Cobb, award-winning author of The Hunting Wives

“Fresh twists . . . Alterman is off to a promising start”

Publishers Weekly on The Perfect Neighborhood

“Well written from start to finish . . . perfect for fans of domestic suspense!”

Manhattan Book Review on The Perfect Neighborhood

“Alterman deftly uses alternating perspectives to show us the building tensions, leading to one surprising twist after another. I couldn't put this down”

Catherine McKenzie, USA Today bestselling author of Please Join Us, on The Perfect Neighborhood

“In theory, The Perfect Neighborhood is the ideal place to raise a family. In reality, it's disturbing and completely riveting . . . Reading this book made me feel like I lived in Oak Hill, and I refused to leave until every secret was uncovered”

Samantha Downing, internationally bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and For Your Own Good

“The combination of super-relatable characters and nearly unbearable suspense made it impossible to stop reading”

Sarah Warburton, author of You Can Never Tell, on The Perfect Neighborhood

“Liz Alterman has crafted a riveting mystery that epitomizes every parent's greatest fear. A page-turning whodunnit that also packs an emotional wallop, if you love Lisa Jewell's dark domestic suspense, don't miss Alterman's captivating new book”

Rebecca Taylor, award-winning author of The Secret Next Door, on The Perfect Neighborhood

Liz Alterman

Liz Alterman is the author of The Perfect Neighborhood, He’ll Be Waiting, and Sad Sacked. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, and other outlets. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three sons where she spends most days microwaving the same cup of coffee and looking up synonyms. When Liz isn’t writing, she’s reading.

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The House on Cold Creek Lane by Liz Alterman is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483140106th August 2024N/A272$24.99
Ebook97814483140106th August 2024N/A272£20.99
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