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It was meant to be a safe place to start again... In need of an escape from her failing marriage, Nia agrees to house-sit her aunt’s cottage on the Isle of Wight. She feels sure the cosy close in a quaint harbour town will be a safe place to hide and figure out what to do next. But things are not all as they seem in the close, and the neighbours who welcome her with open a It was meant to be a safe place to start again... In need of an escape from her failing marriage, Nia agrees to house-sit her aunt’s cottage on the Isle of Wight. She feels sure the cosy close in a quaint harbour town will be a safe place to hide and figure out what to do next. But things are not all as they seem in the close, and the neighbours who welcome her with open arms, are keeping secrets. When Nia finds the body of one of her new friends lying on the beach, she feels sickeningly sure that the killer is dangerously near to home. Who killed her friend and why did she have to die? And if Nia discovers the answers she’s looking for, is she next on their hit list? Good neighbours may become good friends, but they can also make deadly enemies… Mary Grand's intricate psychological mysteries are perfect for fans of Claire Douglas, Lucy Foley and Agatha Christie.


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It was meant to be a safe place to start again... In need of an escape from her failing marriage, Nia agrees to house-sit her aunt’s cottage on the Isle of Wight. She feels sure the cosy close in a quaint harbour town will be a safe place to hide and figure out what to do next. But things are not all as they seem in the close, and the neighbours who welcome her with open a It was meant to be a safe place to start again... In need of an escape from her failing marriage, Nia agrees to house-sit her aunt’s cottage on the Isle of Wight. She feels sure the cosy close in a quaint harbour town will be a safe place to hide and figure out what to do next. But things are not all as they seem in the close, and the neighbours who welcome her with open arms, are keeping secrets. When Nia finds the body of one of her new friends lying on the beach, she feels sickeningly sure that the killer is dangerously near to home. Who killed her friend and why did she have to die? And if Nia discovers the answers she’s looking for, is she next on their hit list? Good neighbours may become good friends, but they can also make deadly enemies… Mary Grand's intricate psychological mysteries are perfect for fans of Claire Douglas, Lucy Foley and Agatha Christie.

30 review for Good Neighbours

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: Saturday 18th February 2017 I sat in darkness, my hand shaking as I held out the match and lit the black candle on the altar. On a piece of paper, I wrote the name 'Ruby Moore, born February 1987' and then pinned it onto the small doll, the voodoo doll. ABOUT 'GOOD NEIGHBOURS': In need of an escape from her failing marriage, Nia agrees to house-sit her aunt’s cottage on the Isle of Wight. She feels sure the cosy close in a quaint harbour town will be a safe place to hide and figure out wh EXCERPT: Saturday 18th February 2017 I sat in darkness, my hand shaking as I held out the match and lit the black candle on the altar. On a piece of paper, I wrote the name 'Ruby Moore, born February 1987' and then pinned it onto the small doll, the voodoo doll. ABOUT 'GOOD NEIGHBOURS': In need of an escape from her failing marriage, Nia agrees to house-sit her aunt’s cottage on the Isle of Wight. She feels sure the cosy close in a quaint harbour town will be a safe place to hide and figure out what to do next. But things are not all as they seem in the close, and the neighbours who welcome her with open arms, are keeping secrets. When Nia finds the body of one of her new friends lying on the beach, she feels sickeningly sure that the killer is dangerously near to home. Who killed her friend and why did she have to die? And if Nia discovers the answers she’s looking for, is she next on their hit list? Good neighbours may become good friends, but they can also make deadly enemies… MY THOUGHTS: I have to say that I loved the location of this novel, the Isle of Wight, and Mary does a grand job of describing the beaches, walks and scenic delights. But, if this was meant to be a novel of psychological suspense, it failed dismally for me. It ought to have been creepy. It wasn't. It ought to have been suspenseful. It wasn't. It was far too wordy and overblown to generate either. I love a slow burn mystery if it is character driven. But the characters in Good Neighbours are all rather flat and I never felt a connection with any of them. Their personalities don't shine through, despite the author giving us quite an amount of information about them; but it wasn't information that built them into rounded characters. The stilted dialogue didn't help any either. The premise of the novel is good, but the 'witchcraft' aspect didn't fit well and didn't add anything to the storyline. I did enjoy the intrigue around Elvira's character and wish that aspect of the story had been developed more. The police investigation into Ruby's death is laughable. Another thing that I absolutely detest is the 'leaders' at the end of the characters - e.g. 'What she'd not anticipated was that the discovery she was about to make would be pivotal to her investigation into Ruby's death.' I don't want to be told what's going to happen, I want to experience it. And we are 'told' an awful lot of things in this book. This wasn't a satisfying reading experience for me and several times I debated not finishing. I doubt that I will read this author again. ⭐⭐.3 #GoodNeighbours #NetGalley I: @marygrandwriter @bookandtonic T: @authormaryg @BoldwoodBooks #contemporaryfiction #murdermystery #smalltownfiction THE AUTHOR: I grew up in Wales. Later I taught in London and then worked with Deaf Children in Hastings. I now live on the beautiful Isle of Wight with my family. DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Boldwood Books via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of Good Neighbours by Mary Grand for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions. For an explanation of my rating system please refer to my Goodreads.com profile page or the about page on sandysbookaday.wordpress.com This review is also published on Twitter, Amazon, Instagram and my webpage https://sandysbookaday.wordpress.com/...

  2. 5 out of 5

    theliterateleprechaun

    Author Mary Grand takes us to the Isle of Wight where good neighbours can become deadly enemies. Fictitious Harbour Close, “the town time forgot,” is perfect for a murder mystery; a small harbour community where residents live in close proximity. The protagonist, Nia, has left Cardiff and her husband, Chris, of 20 years and is seeking refuge in her Auntie Gwen’s vacant property on the island. It doesn’t take her long to meet everyone and regain a feeling of safety. It’s all shattered when she he Author Mary Grand takes us to the Isle of Wight where good neighbours can become deadly enemies. Fictitious Harbour Close, “the town time forgot,” is perfect for a murder mystery; a small harbour community where residents live in close proximity. The protagonist, Nia, has left Cardiff and her husband, Chris, of 20 years and is seeking refuge in her Auntie Gwen’s vacant property on the island. It doesn’t take her long to meet everyone and regain a feeling of safety. It’s all shattered when she heads to the beach to walk her dog and discovers that something terrible has happened to one of the neighbours. From the beginning, readers will notice that something isn’t quite right. They may not be able to put a finger on it, but it’ll keep the pages turning. It won’t take long to notice, too, that Nia isn’t able to relax and feel secure here, either. I won’t give anything away - there’s a voodoo doll, tons of secrets, a reclusive townie and an unsettling religious cult. What I will share with you is that even days later, I haven’t figured out the murderer! I collected ‘evidence’ while reading, but each piece implicates almost everyone in the town! ARGH. With plenty of atmosphere, tension and suspense, this fantastic whodunit will grab your attention and not let go! The success is partly due to the author living on the island and knowing the pace of life and the idiosyncrasies of living in a small town. It feels authentic. Although I like stories that tie up in a neat bow, this one was so well written, that I’ll not judge it on my inability to solve the mystery. Be advised that this intricately plotted mystery is best enjoyed when you put the business of fast-paced city life in your back pocket and enjoy the slower rhythm of community life reflected in the writing. I was gifted this advance copy by Mary Grand, Boldwood Books and NetGalley and was under no obligation to provide a review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Courtney (caffeinereadrepeat)

    This was definitely an... interesting thriller I will say. I really tried to like it and give it my all but it just kept falling flat for me in a lot of ways. The length of the book and some un-necessary things made it difficult to keep and hold my attention. It had promise and potential but the synopsis made it seem almost better than what it was? I hate rating a book low but this is the best I could give it. A chance to get away and try to restart her life, Nia accepts the invitation from her This was definitely an... interesting thriller I will say. I really tried to like it and give it my all but it just kept falling flat for me in a lot of ways. The length of the book and some un-necessary things made it difficult to keep and hold my attention. It had promise and potential but the synopsis made it seem almost better than what it was? I hate rating a book low but this is the best I could give it. A chance to get away and try to restart her life, Nia accepts the invitation from her Aunt Gwen to house-sit in a small village while Gwen goes to visit with her daughter. As Nia gets to know the close neighbours and friends, she'll find not everyone is as they seem and something sinister and brewing amongst the others. After finding her friends body on the beach, she can't help but believe that someone in the close group, is after others and Nia can't help but wonder if she'll be next? I will say the writing was good, excellent flow & unveiling of the secrets & characters & most of the plot kept me going and I truly did enjoy the neat dark, cult-like whodunnit! I will admit cult-like books aren't really my jam & jelly, but I didn't mind this particular one as it didn't solely focus on it & it was great to try outside my comfort zone. And I felt the ending was quite good! If you like that kind of premise I feel you'll enjoy this book more than I did. Thank you to NetGalley & Boldwood Books for this ARC. Release Date: May 18, 2022 I give this 2 / 5 Bouquets! 💐

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kay Oliver

    This story started with an ominous bang--a voodoo doll and a curse! I was hooked! Then enter Nia on her way to house sit for her Aunt Gwen for a few weeks. Her house is in a tiny, cozy town on an island. Almost immediately after arriving, she meets Gwen's friends and is told about the local cult. Yep, totally and completely hooked! This book was not fast paced. It was a slow burn with puzzle pieces woven in to every character. This was a good whodunit, but I would have liked it a lot more had it This story started with an ominous bang--a voodoo doll and a curse! I was hooked! Then enter Nia on her way to house sit for her Aunt Gwen for a few weeks. Her house is in a tiny, cozy town on an island. Almost immediately after arriving, she meets Gwen's friends and is told about the local cult. Yep, totally and completely hooked! This book was not fast paced. It was a slow burn with puzzle pieces woven in to every character. This was a good whodunit, but I would have liked it a lot more had it been shorter and Nia had been the woman she was in the second half.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Shereadbookblog

    Nia, who is having some marital difficulties, accepts her aunt’s request to house sit in Harbour Close on the Isle of Wight for a few weeks. A rather small community, they are very accepting of her, but something seems a little unsettling. When Nia discovers the body of one of her new friends on the beach, she can’t resist investigating, even if it puts her in danger. There are a few viable suspects. And, what about that cultlike religion? This book is well written, but at a pace that reflects th Nia, who is having some marital difficulties, accepts her aunt’s request to house sit in Harbour Close on the Isle of Wight for a few weeks. A rather small community, they are very accepting of her, but something seems a little unsettling. When Nia discovers the body of one of her new friends on the beach, she can’t resist investigating, even if it puts her in danger. There are a few viable suspects. And, what about that cultlike religion? This book is well written, but at a pace that reflects the slow, claustrophobic life of the Close. Quite atmospheric, the beautiful descriptions of the Isle of Wight made me want to take a walk there soon. In all, it was a satisfying read.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Stina

    A delightful trip to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight as Mary Grand takes us to the island once again. This time to discover that not all neighbours are good neighbours and can fast become deadly enemies. The "close" in the harbourside community is a place where everyone lives in close proximity so, in true Agatha Christie form, only a handful could therefore be the culprit. The prologue opens with something of a promising start with a voodoo doll and a curse on a woman named Ruby. Then enter Nia, w A delightful trip to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight as Mary Grand takes us to the island once again. This time to discover that not all neighbours are good neighbours and can fast become deadly enemies. The "close" in the harbourside community is a place where everyone lives in close proximity so, in true Agatha Christie form, only a handful could therefore be the culprit. The prologue opens with something of a promising start with a voodoo doll and a curse on a woman named Ruby. Then enter Nia, who steps off the ferry on her way to house-sit for her aunty Gwen who has flown off the San Francisco and the imminent birth of her grandchild. The visit for Nia was the perfect opportunity to reflect on her own life and reassess the train wreck that is her marriage. Her husband Chris is a head teacher at a prominent school in Cardiff, Wales, whilst their grow up daughter Safi is taking a year off to travel and is currently in Spain. Nia is looking forward to these quiet few weeks on the island. It doesn't take her long to meet the everyone in the close and they soon become friends. Nia can see why her aunt loves this little community as she begins to feel an element of safety here. They invite her for their weekly drinks at the local brasserie and it is here that Nia gets to know Ruby. But Ruby discloses to her that all is not as it seems in the close and she soon discovers that every one of them have their own secrets. And then one morning, Nia discovers Ruby's body on the beach. Police are inclined to believe it to be a suicide but Nia believes otherwise. Ruby knew things and maybe someone wanted to silence her forever. She is determined to uncover the truth of what really happened on the beach after Nia left her that night...and who it was that wanted Ruby dead. Who sent her that twisted voodoo doll? Who hated Ruby that much they wanted her dead? Nia soon becomes embroiled in mystery, intrigue and secrets of the island community but her delving into things she doesn't understand are not welcomed and soon Nia finds herself being threatened and the possible target of a killer. Meanwhile, Nia's is forced to face her own personal issues when her husband turns up on the island with the intention of bringing her home. Can Nia uncover the truth about what happened to Ruby and unmask a killer whilst laying her own demons to rest? There is plenty of tension and suspense in this atmospheric thriller that is am engrossing whodunit that will have you turning the pages and trying to piece together the clues yourself. Mary Grand has done a fantastic job of piecing everything together in true Christie style with only a handful of suspects and each of them having a motive or opportunity for wanting Ruby dead. Each piece of evidence in turn implicates almost everyone in the close-knit community! Added to that, are the secrets, the voodoo doll and an unsettling religious cult of which Ruby had been a member. However, there is a downside...and that is that the story itself is not fast paced. In fact there are times it feels almost stagnant and glacial. In some ways I felt some of it could have been shortened to make for a pacier read and yet most of it was integral to the story as a whole. But still there were parts I felt as if I was going round in circles and Nia was just blowing hot air. I didn't care for her husband, the narcissistic arrogant twat who wasn't responsible for anything he did as it was all in Nia's head. But despite this, GOOD NEIGHBOURS did make for an interesting atmospheric read that did keep me glued to the pages throughout regardless. I was so hoodwinked I wanted to know who had done it! I thought Nia a little naive at times, particularly when she gave her name when trying to remain undercover. The characters were an interesting bunch and they each brought something to the story that made them a little bit suspect. There were plenty of twists and everyone at some point was suspected and yet I couldn't decide which one of them was the villain. It twisted me into knots just trying to figure it out. And then when Nia had a light bulb moment...I was screaming at her for not sharing it with us too! This is the second book I've read by Mary Grand with "The Island" being the first, also set on the Isle of Wight which certainly makes for an incredibly atmospheric setting. GOOD NEIGHBOURS is certainly vastly different from "The Island" and is just as skillfully written. Despite its slow pace, Grand still draws us in and has readers turning the pages to uncover the truth and find out "whodunnit". An atmospheric thriller that is also a whodunnit that would make Christie proud, GOOD NEIGHBOURS is an intense read where the tension is palpable right up to the end. I would like to thank #MaryGrand, #Netgalley, #BoldwoodBooks and #RachelsRandomResources for an ARC of #GoodNeighbours in exchange for an honest review. This review appears on my blog at https://stinathebookaholic.blogspot.com/.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Sutherland

    Thank you to NetGalley and Boldwood Books for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is my first book by Mary Grand and overall I really enjoyed the novel! I thought that she did a great job creating a tense atmosphere of the island, the character development of the MC, Nia, and trying to figure out how all the different pieces fit together. I found Nia difficult to get into at the beginning of the book because she was so very timid and shy and Grand does a great job at showing you how Thank you to NetGalley and Boldwood Books for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. This is my first book by Mary Grand and overall I really enjoyed the novel! I thought that she did a great job creating a tense atmosphere of the island, the character development of the MC, Nia, and trying to figure out how all the different pieces fit together. I found Nia difficult to get into at the beginning of the book because she was so very timid and shy and Grand does a great job at showing you how Nia came to be that way and the emotional abuse that she experienced in her marriage. I love how Grand developed her character into one that becomes more secure with herself and standing up for what she believes in. Additionally, I feel like the book started off with a bang, but then became a really really slow burn of trying to figure out who the murderer is. It was definitely not fast paced at all until the very end and then I feel like there were some places where she was trying to rush the ending and fit everything into the end. Overall, I still enjoyed her writing style and would definitely pick up another book by her in the future! This review will be posted to my Instagram blog (read_betweenthecovers) in the near future!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Elaine

    Her failing marriage has Nia wanting time alone, Time to think, consider and only be contacted by phone. She travels from Wales to the Isle of Wight Her aunt's home there is where she'll consider her plight. She's expecting a place in which she can hide out of sight But the neighbours welcome her even on her first night. They seem such a helpful, friendly bunch And even invite her to join them for lunch! However there are secrets and surprises in store When walking her dog along the shore. A new friend sh Her failing marriage has Nia wanting time alone, Time to think, consider and only be contacted by phone. She travels from Wales to the Isle of Wight Her aunt's home there is where she'll consider her plight. She's expecting a place in which she can hide out of sight But the neighbours welcome her even on her first night. They seem such a helpful, friendly bunch And even invite her to join them for lunch! However there are secrets and surprises in store When walking her dog along the shore. A new friend she'd chatted with just last night Is still there, but dead - not a pretty sight! Looking carefully at the scene some things feel wrong What niggles are causing unease all along? What happened to her friend? What - or who - caused her sad end? As the police investigation gets underway Twists and memories, lies and more come into play. So many aren't telling the truth it seems to Nia, She needs to find out what happened, that is clear. An intriguing psychological thriller With a possible neighbour as the killer? Several family dramas involved as well What will happen, I'll not tell! For my complementary copy, I say thank you, An intriguing read and this is my honest review.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Katy The Sleepy Reader

    I love a good mystery and although this is a mystery is a slow burn mystery, not like the fast-paced cozy mysteries I'm used to. However, the plot itself is intriguing and figuring out who the killer is was enough for me to keep going. I really enjoyed the prologue as I felt it really draws in the reader with the promise of a great mystery. The main character, Nia, is a hairdresser living in Cardiff when she suffers what her husband describes as some sort of breakdown. Her husband Chris is a teac I love a good mystery and although this is a mystery is a slow burn mystery, not like the fast-paced cozy mysteries I'm used to. However, the plot itself is intriguing and figuring out who the killer is was enough for me to keep going. I really enjoyed the prologue as I felt it really draws in the reader with the promise of a great mystery. The main character, Nia, is a hairdresser living in Cardiff when she suffers what her husband describes as some sort of breakdown. Her husband Chris is a teacher at a prestigious school, and they have one daughter together, Safi, who is grown and currently traveling Europe. In an effort to clear her head and figure out what she wants, she decides to take some time to herself. Her Aunt Gwen has a house on the Isle of Wight and is off to San Francisco to be with her daughter who is about to give birth. Gwen needs a house sitter and Nia needs a break, win-win. Right away Nia is drawn into the closeness of the quaint harbor town. She meets Ruby and Jade, owners of the local hair salon and Ruby kind of takes Nia under her wing and shows her around town and they quickly become close. However quaint the village, there are secrets that run deep. Nia starts to feel safe and she even starts to feel more like herself, more than she has in many years. Unfortunately that feeling is shattered when she discovers the body of a local woman murdered on the beach. The story is full of intrigue, from Voo-doo dolls to a super religious cult and way too many secrets for a tiny harbor village. Any one of the people involved could be the murderer. There's not clear answer until the end. The location is idyllic, a place that I have always wanted to visit. I liked the main character, but I could feel myself yelling in my head every time she interacted with her husband, so I was glad about her story ending, All in all its a slow burn kind of read but a good mystery none the less. I received this book free from NetGalley for an honest review.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Judy Odom

    3.5 rounded up to 4. Good Neighbours draws you in slowly as you follow Nia arriving at the Isle of Wight to house sit for her aunt. You know everything is not all right with Nia's life but just not what. There is the old age saying love your neighbour as yourself but that does always work out. Nia discovers a body on the beach and things start to heat up. Secrets and lies with twists and turns. Nia grew on me. She became her own person, genuinely cared about her neighbours and wanted this murder solv 3.5 rounded up to 4. Good Neighbours draws you in slowly as you follow Nia arriving at the Isle of Wight to house sit for her aunt. You know everything is not all right with Nia's life but just not what. There is the old age saying love your neighbour as yourself but that does always work out. Nia discovers a body on the beach and things start to heat up. Secrets and lies with twists and turns. Nia grew on me. She became her own person, genuinely cared about her neighbours and wanted this murder solved. I did stay up late to read the final chapter as I just had to know what happens to everyone. I will definitely be checking out and reading Mary Grand's other books. Thanks to NetGalley and Boldwood books for a page turning read.

  11. 5 out of 5

    AmuletBears

    #netgalley Usually I am apprehensive about these types of plot because in the past they fall short at the end but this didn't. An epic read. #netgalley Usually I am apprehensive about these types of plot because in the past they fall short at the end but this didn't. An epic read.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mandy

    This is the second book that I’ve read by this author, and it was brilliant. I was totally hooked and stayed awake far later than I should’ve done to finish it! Nia was a hairdresser in Cardiff, married to Chris, and with one daughter, Safi. She arrives on the Isle of Wight to house-sit for her aunt, and something has obviously happened in her personal life to lead to her doing this on her own. Auntie Gwen lives in a small close of houses with a few businesses, and all the neighbours know each oth This is the second book that I’ve read by this author, and it was brilliant. I was totally hooked and stayed awake far later than I should’ve done to finish it! Nia was a hairdresser in Cardiff, married to Chris, and with one daughter, Safi. She arrives on the Isle of Wight to house-sit for her aunt, and something has obviously happened in her personal life to lead to her doing this on her own. Auntie Gwen lives in a small close of houses with a few businesses, and all the neighbours know each other. They even meet up for weekly drinks at the wine bar. Nia gets to know Ruby, and Ruby tells her that all is not what it seems in the close because someone is full of hatred; they sent Ruby a horrible voodoo doll. Then Ruby’s body is discovered on the beach and Nia is determined to get to the bottom of this and find out who killed her friend. Plenty of twists and turns, and I suspected every single person but couldn’t decide which of them was the perpetrator. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one from this author. Thank you to NetGalley and Boldwood Books for an advance reader copy in return for an honest review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Misfits farm

    Nia is staying at her aunt's to house sit and have a break from her life for a while. Her aunt lives on the Isle of Wight in a small close where everyone knows and looks out for each other so she is soon swept into the group who each have their own issues. Nia is not sure if her husband has been having an affair- she has followed and asked him but he says she is getting confused about things and denies any more than a professional relationship with the other woman. Nia is sure of what she thinks Nia is staying at her aunt's to house sit and have a break from her life for a while. Her aunt lives on the Isle of Wight in a small close where everyone knows and looks out for each other so she is soon swept into the group who each have their own issues. Nia is not sure if her husband has been having an affair- she has followed and asked him but he says she is getting confused about things and denies any more than a professional relationship with the other woman. Nia is sure of what she thinks but has no way of proving it as things changed in her house. On the Island she meets a young woman Ruby who is rather suspicious of the others in the group as she has received a voodoo doll and is sure it is from one of them. When Nia then finds a body on the beach things take a turn for the worse. Has Ruby killed herself and what are the secrets everyone appears to be hiding? This is skillfully written and quickly drew me in. There is a good tension of something not quite right which keeps the pages easily turning. I liked Nia even though she was perhaps a little naive in some of her actions- but we all live and learn. I hadn't worked out who the perpetrator was and enjoyed the lead up and surprise. A book to keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lavender

    When her aunt asks her to house-sit her cottage on the Isle of Wight Nia does not hesitate to accept. She needs some time away from her marriage and spending some time on the island seems to be the perfect escape. The house is in a small close and all of the neighbours know each other in and out. They welcome her in their small circle. But one of them turns up dead on the beach one day Nia is sure that it was not a suicide. Someone in the close is a killer and she is willing to find out who it i When her aunt asks her to house-sit her cottage on the Isle of Wight Nia does not hesitate to accept. She needs some time away from her marriage and spending some time on the island seems to be the perfect escape. The house is in a small close and all of the neighbours know each other in and out. They welcome her in their small circle. But one of them turns up dead on the beach one day Nia is sure that it was not a suicide. Someone in the close is a killer and she is willing to find out who it is. I visited the Isle of Wight two years ago and I enjoyed going back to it by reading this book. Unfortunately the story did not work for me. The plot itself is not the problem. I found everything around it a bit weird. Let me start to explain. Nia arrives in the close and immediately everyone acts like she is their best friend. Sure, she is the niece of one of their friends but she is still a stranger. Everybody seems to open up to her and tell her their deepest secrets which they kept from all the others. That seems a bit odd to me. After the suspicious dead of one of the neighbours Nia begins to spy on everyone in a quite clumsy manner. She follows people around and when she gets caught she lies about what she is doing. But still nobody gets cross with her. The sister of the victim even encourages her to keep digging and I asked myself why on earth the sister does not look for answers herself or keeps nagging the police to do their job. The point is I found it hard to believe that Nia would be accepted in this close circle of people when she acted like this. Especially after this short amount of time she spends there. And Nia really is a bad spy. She gets caught all the time and some situations are quite embarrassing and humiliating but Nia does not learn anything and keeps on going in the same clumsy way. She is just a weird person. . I often cringed in behalf of her and I just could not take her seriously. And don’t get me started about the business with her absolutely a***hole of a husband. I could have done without his whole thing about Nia’s marriage problems. It was one layer too much. The book dragged for me and I never got that invested. The whole situation felt not very natural and realistic. Although I found the writing style ok and I never considered abandoning it I would not read another book from the author. The story was too fabricated and the characters were all very weird and unlikable. I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Claire

    3.75⭐ I was fortunate to be given a space on the blog tour for this book from @BoldwoodBooks. First of all, I couldn't get the Neighbours theme tune out of my head every time I saw this book cover 😂 I found this book very evocative and I could almost picture myself on the beach with Nia. I loved all the writing around the sea and could definitely empathise with Ruby. Having said that, I do feel she was pretty reckless wandering around alone (I'm not sure the dog, Romeo would have done much!) in th 3.75⭐ I was fortunate to be given a space on the blog tour for this book from @BoldwoodBooks. First of all, I couldn't get the Neighbours theme tune out of my head every time I saw this book cover 😂 I found this book very evocative and I could almost picture myself on the beach with Nia. I loved all the writing around the sea and could definitely empathise with Ruby. Having said that, I do feel she was pretty reckless wandering around alone (I'm not sure the dog, Romeo would have done much!) in the dark, especially once she knew a woman had been murdered. I liked how intimate the close felt and how suspicion gradually fell each on them. I didn't guess the murderer at the end. My favourite quote: "To me the sea is like family. When you grow up on an island it's never far, it surrounds you."

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jane Hunt

    The sense of menace is evident at this novel's inception and intensifies with each event in this psychological suspense set on the Isle of Wight. The Close residents initially appear friendly and open, but they all have secrets. Nia is housesitting for a favourite aunt seeking an escape from a controlling marriage. She feels safe in the nice close where she lives, but when someone dies, the accusations start, and the sense of danger is tangible. It is soon apparent that Nia is initially an unreli The sense of menace is evident at this novel's inception and intensifies with each event in this psychological suspense set on the Isle of Wight. The Close residents initially appear friendly and open, but they all have secrets. Nia is housesitting for a favourite aunt seeking an escape from a controlling marriage. She feels safe in the nice close where she lives, but when someone dies, the accusations start, and the sense of danger is tangible. It is soon apparent that Nia is initially an unreliable narrator. She is likeable, and her character develops realistically and satisfyingly, becoming more self-aware and sure of herself. Nia realises she has value and can see the truth, something that is necessary for her to move on and solve the murder of her new friend Ruby. Immersive and claustrophobic, this is addictive reading. I like the vividly described island setting, the detailed characterisation and clever plotting that hides as much as it reveals until the satisfying conclusion. I received a copy of this book from the publisher.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Joy Corkery

    Originally published here: https://joyfulantidotes.com/2022/05/2... Good Neighbours was a ride and a half. Many different characters and a storyline filled with twists and turns. No character goes without suspicion as the author provides reasons for everybody to be the killer. Is the big reveal at the end surprising? Well, it depends on what line of suspicion you take. Some characters I liked in this book, some I didn’t dislike but found them meh. However, I do admire the author’s ability to give Originally published here: https://joyfulantidotes.com/2022/05/2... Good Neighbours was a ride and a half. Many different characters and a storyline filled with twists and turns. No character goes without suspicion as the author provides reasons for everybody to be the killer. Is the big reveal at the end surprising? Well, it depends on what line of suspicion you take. Some characters I liked in this book, some I didn’t dislike but found them meh. However, I do admire the author’s ability to give them all distinct personalities. I will admit, though, that there were times when I felt the friendship among them all was a bit forced. It seemed a bit sugarcoated at points and some of the dialogue didn’t come across as realistic. I think maybe reducing the length of the book might have helped eliminate anything that felt like filler.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Amber Humphries

    I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of Good Neighbours by Mary Grand. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Netgalley and Boldwood Books for providing an ARC to review. Escaping a failing marriage, Nia travels to the Isle of Wright, housesitting for a beloved Aunt. The quiet island lifestyle is not what it seems as Nia's new friend dies under suspicious circumstances. And it is up to Nia to figure out who in this quiet neighborhood is a murderer. I am usually pretty easy I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of Good Neighbours by Mary Grand. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Netgalley and Boldwood Books for providing an ARC to review. Escaping a failing marriage, Nia travels to the Isle of Wright, housesitting for a beloved Aunt. The quiet island lifestyle is not what it seems as Nia's new friend dies under suspicious circumstances. And it is up to Nia to figure out who in this quiet neighborhood is a murderer. I am usually pretty easygoing about busybody sleuths who are in search of the truth. But Nia was such an annoying character that I had to force myself to finish the book. Her bullheaded rush into everyone's business was annoying rather than charming. The mystery itself was OK, but I can't recommend this book to anyone looking for a good mystery.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Loraine Martin

    Another brilliant book I’ve read all of Mary Grands book but this is among the best. The characters were all so intertwined that it was hard for me to work out who the murderer was and I was surprised when I read to the end. The plot was brilliantly worked out and the references to the Isle of Wight has me thinking I must go there for a holiday and see these places in the book. Thank you Mary, can’t wait for the next book.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Esther Peacock

    Good Neighbours by Mary Grand In need of an escape from her failing marriage, Nia agrees to house-sit her aunt's cottage on the Isle of Wight. She feels sure the cosy close in a quaint harbour town will be a safe place to hide and figure out what to do next. But things are not all as they seem in the close, and the neighbours who welcome her with open arms, are keeping secrets. So when Nia finds the body of one of her new friends lying on the beach, she feels sickeningly sure that the killer is d Good Neighbours by Mary Grand In need of an escape from her failing marriage, Nia agrees to house-sit her aunt's cottage on the Isle of Wight. She feels sure the cosy close in a quaint harbour town will be a safe place to hide and figure out what to do next. But things are not all as they seem in the close, and the neighbours who welcome her with open arms, are keeping secrets. So when Nia finds the body of one of her new friends lying on the beach, she feels sickeningly sure that the killer is dangerously near home. Who killed her friend, and why did she have to die? And if Nia discovers the answers she's looking for, is she next on their hit list? Good neighbours may become good friends, but they can also make deadly enemies. Mary Grand is an author whose work I am always happy to read. I have enjoyed all of her previous books and was so glad to receive her latest to read and review. Good Neighbours is a whodunnit murder mystery set on the Isle of Wight. The protagonist, Nia, is a likeable character. With Romeo, her Cocker Spaniel, she takes it upon herself to investigate the murder of her friend. But unfortunately, there is a maze of twists, turns, secrets and lies that Nia needs to unravel before discovering who the murderer is; suspicion falls on virtually everyone. Good Neighbours is a compelling read and another intense, polished page-turner by author Mary Grand. I want to thank the publishers Boldwood Books, author Mary Grand and Rachel's Random Resources for a copy to read and review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sara S. Alvi

    I dived into this atmospheric thriller, set in the beautiful Island Of Wight, with some great undercurrents of mystery. One has to admire Nina for taking a break from her claustrophobic marriage and settling into a new town. The Close is a great place to live and you can't help but fall for the supporting character's friendliness. However, as rosy and happy as everything looks at the surface, everyone is nursing their own secrets. I wasn't too keen on Chris or Elvira but Jade was sweet.  The myst I dived into this atmospheric thriller, set in the beautiful Island Of Wight, with some great undercurrents of mystery. One has to admire Nina for taking a break from her claustrophobic marriage and settling into a new town. The Close is a great place to live and you can't help but fall for the supporting character's friendliness. However, as rosy and happy as everything looks at the surface, everyone is nursing their own secrets. I wasn't too keen on Chris or Elvira but Jade was sweet.  The mystery element was there but a few loose ends, drawn out and repetitive instances put me off.  However, the ending was unpredictable as the author kept throwing me off throughout. At one point, I had everyine down as the culprit. This book highlights some important issues like gas lighting, toxic partners and mental health. And how important it is to reach out for help when needed. All that glitters is not gold and Good Neighbours certainly attested to that. A good pick for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Belmont

    3.5★ rounded Good Neighbours by Mary Grand is a slow burn puzzle that keeps the reader guessing until the very end. Mary Grand’s writing is excellent and the story flows very well. The plot is unique with its cult-type whodunit. This is a theme I haven’t read much of, so it was very compelling when I read it here. I thought this aspect of the book is really what kept it interesting. I liked how the story had twists that I didn’t see coming and I wasn’t sure, until the reveal, who was the culprit. T 3.5★ rounded Good Neighbours by Mary Grand is a slow burn puzzle that keeps the reader guessing until the very end. Mary Grand’s writing is excellent and the story flows very well. The plot is unique with its cult-type whodunit. This is a theme I haven’t read much of, so it was very compelling when I read it here. I thought this aspect of the book is really what kept it interesting. I liked how the story had twists that I didn’t see coming and I wasn’t sure, until the reveal, who was the culprit. The story does start off with a bang but slows down significantly. That did give me a little trouble, as I usually like fast-paced reads. However, the ending is worth the read, so I’m glad I kept going. If you enjoy cult-type thrillers with excellent characters and a surprising end, you’ll enjoy Good Neighbours. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources, Boldwood Books, Netgalley, and the author for the free review copy of this book. All opinions are my own and unbiased.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sucharita Biswas

    Good Neighbors by Mary Grand is a cozy mystery, thriller perfect for a Sunday read. The plots picks up with a slight hint of mystery with an some simple characters with a difficult past. The story mainly focusses on relationships and emotions. Nia's character is good, she is not a perfect woman, but tries every bit to remain strong. But its the other tertiary characters who keeps the story entertaining. Especially, Elvira and Chris are perfect mysterious characters. The only glitch that I felt i Good Neighbors by Mary Grand is a cozy mystery, thriller perfect for a Sunday read. The plots picks up with a slight hint of mystery with an some simple characters with a difficult past. The story mainly focusses on relationships and emotions. Nia's character is good, she is not a perfect woman, but tries every bit to remain strong. But its the other tertiary characters who keeps the story entertaining. Especially, Elvira and Chris are perfect mysterious characters. The only glitch that I felt in the plot is that at some places the conversations were too long. But, otherwise, the book is worth a one time read. I would like to give the book 4 stars. Thanks to Netgalley, Rachel's Random resources and Boldwood Books for providing me an opportunity to read and review the book. Read more on bibliophileverse.blogspot.com

  24. 4 out of 5

    Karen Makeham

    Whilst staying at her Aunt's house, Nia makes new friends, but one of them dies on the beach. Nia investigates, determined to discover who was involved and what happened. Secret upon secret is discovered as Nia and her trusty dog search for clues. I really couldn't guess the ending and loved the rich, descriptive text and also learning about the characters. Excellent mystery book! Whilst staying at her Aunt's house, Nia makes new friends, but one of them dies on the beach. Nia investigates, determined to discover who was involved and what happened. Secret upon secret is discovered as Nia and her trusty dog search for clues. I really couldn't guess the ending and loved the rich, descriptive text and also learning about the characters. Excellent mystery book!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    Note: I received an advanced copy of this book from Boldwood Books via NetGalley. In need of an escape from her failing marriage, Nia agrees to house-sit her aunt’s cottage on the Isle of Wight. She feels sure the cosy close in a quaint harbour town will be a safe place to hide and figure out what to do next. But things are not all as they seem in the close, and the neighbours who welcome her with open arms, are keeping secrets. When Nia finds the body of one of her new friends lying on the beach Note: I received an advanced copy of this book from Boldwood Books via NetGalley. In need of an escape from her failing marriage, Nia agrees to house-sit her aunt’s cottage on the Isle of Wight. She feels sure the cosy close in a quaint harbour town will be a safe place to hide and figure out what to do next. But things are not all as they seem in the close, and the neighbours who welcome her with open arms, are keeping secrets. When Nia finds the body of one of her new friends lying on the beach, she feels sickeningly sure that the killer is dangerously near to home. Who killed her friend and why did she have to die? And if Nia discovers the answers she’s looking for, is she next on their hit list? Good neighbours may become good friends, but they can also make deadly enemies… At the beginning of the book, I did not really get into Nia's character. She was timid and constantly doubting herself, but that all changed when her friend died and she was able to pull herself up and pursue what she thought to be the right course of action. I liked the forthright Nia and even though she was made to feel insecure and unsure, she was able to have the nerve and strength to stand up for herself and not be manipulated into stopping.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    This book has a particularly chilling prologue, lit by black candles, hate-filled and focused on the making of a voodoo doll – I was hooked immediately! We then join Nia as she travels from the mainland, along with her spaniel companion Romeo, to the Isle of Wight to house-sit for her aunt – and having arrived in Harbour Close in Yarmouth she finds herself welcomed and drawn into the close-knit community her absent aunt is very much part of. Nia’s been having a rather difficult time recently, an This book has a particularly chilling prologue, lit by black candles, hate-filled and focused on the making of a voodoo doll – I was hooked immediately! We then join Nia as she travels from the mainland, along with her spaniel companion Romeo, to the Isle of Wight to house-sit for her aunt – and having arrived in Harbour Close in Yarmouth she finds herself welcomed and drawn into the close-knit community her absent aunt is very much part of. Nia’s been having a rather difficult time recently, and a little distance from the problems in her marriage and her personal concerns might be just what she needs – but it soon becomes clear that there are secrets behind the smiles and threatening undercurrents beneath the community’s warm welcome. When one of their number – the recipient of that voodoo doll – is found dead on the beach, the police believe it was suicide. But Nia becomes increasingly convinced that it was murder, embarking on her own amateur investigation, uncovering layers of secrets in the process that others would far prefer remained hidden. There was so much about this book that I enjoyed. The characterisation really is excellent, every single member of the tight community wonderfully drawn and developed along with the growing atmosphere of claustrophobia from the way their lives are entangled. Sisters Jade and Ruby now run a hairdressing salon, but were formerly members of a rather sinister and controlling religious cult; Ruby’s husband Richie is a talented artist with a successful small gallery, but perhaps harbouring a few secrets of his own; the brash and charismatic (but not particularly likeable) Ian and his more fragile wife Lucy are health fanatics on the verge of securing a TV and book deal; Ethan is a vet, considerably more warm and friendly than his marriage-obsessed fiancee Elvira; and then there’s Joe, who runs the brasserie where they all meet up for weekly drinks but turns out to have a bit of a secret life of his own. It becomes amply clear that the murderer must be one of their number, and every interaction becomes loaded with doubt and suspicion. And every single one of them proves to have secrets that they’re hiding – perhaps pointing to their guilt, but sometimes just part of their complexities as individuals. Nia herself is a particularly well-drawn character too – tentative and uncertain at first, growing in confidence as she deals with the complex baggage of her past, although her dogged determination to uncover the truth puts her in personal danger and alienates many. Although told in the third person, I liked the way we were able to share her thoughts and internal dialogue – spaniel Romeo is a particularly good listener – and I grew to like her more and more as the story progressed and her confidence grew. The story’s pace is relatively slow, with much of the exposition done through dialogue – something the author really does excel at – and I found that entirely compelling as the finger of suspicion moved from individual to individual, the layers of secrets became exposed and no-one was quite what they seemed. There’s a real sense of claustrophobia about the tight little community, where everyone knows rather too much about everyone else’s business – and the atmosphere of suspicion and threat builds steadily, making it a really gripping read. I also really enjoyed the book’s strong sense of place – it’s not only the small community, but the island itself and its separation and isolation from the mainland, something the author conveys particularly well – along with vivid descriptions of the beautiful scenery and life by the sea. And did I guess the ending? No, I certainly didn’t – like Nia, I suspected everyone in turn, even thought I was a few steps ahead of her at times, but satisfyingly found the author had me looking in entirely the wrong direction. This really was my kind of thriller – while I thoroughly enjoyed the author’s other two books with Boldwood, I think this was definitely my favourite so far. It certainly kept me reading into the early hours as the tension grew and the pieces began to fall into place – highly recommended, and I’m already looking forward to seeing what Mary Grand does next.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Rimmelzwaan

    Mary Grand always delivers an intricate psychological mystery. No matter which book I read, I always come away thoroughly satisfied with the book. I was really happy to be asked to read and review this new release. I knew I was in for an enjoyable and interesting book and was looking forward to start reading. Good Neighbours is a mystery set on the Isle of Wight. Nia has fled her everyday life and failing marriage to house sit her Aunts cottage on the island. She just wants to feel safe and the Mary Grand always delivers an intricate psychological mystery. No matter which book I read, I always come away thoroughly satisfied with the book. I was really happy to be asked to read and review this new release. I knew I was in for an enjoyable and interesting book and was looking forward to start reading. Good Neighbours is a mystery set on the Isle of Wight. Nia has fled her everyday life and failing marriage to house sit her Aunts cottage on the island. She just wants to feel safe and the Isle of Wight seems the perfect answer. She settles in begins to make friends. The day comes that she discovers a body on the beach...of Ruby, one of her new friends. Why was she killed and who by? Nia feels the murderer is too close for comfort and she is determined to find answers, but will she live to find them? Nia is a great main character, I was invested immediately in her life before the island as well as on the island. I really wasn't keen on Chris, her husband, so felt she made a good decision leaving, but that's my opinion. She gets herself into trouble with her Detective work. Are her neighbours on the island what they seem to be? Or are they hiding things? Such a well written, slow burn of a psychological mystery thriller. The Isle of Wight itself added so much atmosphere to the story and felt so authentic. I found myself turning the pages so quick as I was so eager to discover who had killed Ruby and why. Mary Grand always writes a story so skilfully that I can't stop reading. As always there are such well crafted characters who add so much to this mystery. Even though its not such a fast paced book, there are plenty of twists, turns and red herrings that kept me guessing. This type of book is always such an intriguing read for me, I love being held in a state of suspense, it makes for such a great reading experience. Mary Grand is an author that consistently keeps me immersed in her books and I look forward to the next one! Highly recommended read.

  28. 4 out of 5

    marnie | once upon a time book reviews

    “Good Neighbours can become deadly enemies…” It is always nerve racking when you go to a new place not knowing what your neighbours are going to be like. Will they be friendly and all in your business? Will they be rowdy? Or will they just co-exist with an exchange of just a pleasantry if you happen to cross paths and nothing more? (personally this is my preference!) For our lead Nia, when the opportunity presents itself to housesit her Aunty’s cottage on the Isle of Wight, she jumps at the chance “Good Neighbours can become deadly enemies…” It is always nerve racking when you go to a new place not knowing what your neighbours are going to be like. Will they be friendly and all in your business? Will they be rowdy? Or will they just co-exist with an exchange of just a pleasantry if you happen to cross paths and nothing more? (personally this is my preference!) For our lead Nia, when the opportunity presents itself to housesit her Aunty’s cottage on the Isle of Wight, she jumps at the chance. It’s the perfect place for her to hide away from her controlling husband. The neighbours are friendly and she quickly bonds with them, but when she discovers the body of her new friend Ruby on the beach, she soon realises the close is definitely no Ramsey Street and everyone has secrets to hide. This slow burning psychological thriller whodunit had me compelled to keep flicking the pages in search of answers as to why Ruby was a target and who was hiding what. Grand always does a great job of drawing the reader in and making you a part of the story as she vividly brings it life, which I love when this happens. Good Neighbours is a cleverly plotted and executed tale with a cast of well crafted characters. I loved its atmospheric location which made for a great backdrop, its sinister and ominous undertones and its red herrings kept it interesting. All up I really enjoyed this book and I look from to reading more from Grand. Thank you to Mary Grand, Boldwood Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Good Neighbours, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. Where you can find me 😊 💻 Blog: bit.ly/3gR3io8 👩‍🏫 Facebook: bit.ly/3gVeC2B 🐤Twitter: bit.ly/3BQk2Dl 📷 Instagram: bit.ly/3wSv0Gj 📌 Pinterest: bit.ly/3vS2HGX 📚 Goodreads: bit.ly/3wQxUM3

  29. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    I read and really enjoyed Mary’s first two books. When I read the synopsis for ‘Good Neighbours’, it certainly sounded like my kind of read. So without further ado, I grabbed a cup of tea, grabbed my Kindle and settled down for an interesting afternoon of reading. Overall I did enjoyed reading ‘Good Neighbours’ but more about that in a bit. I have to be honest and say that it took me a little while to get into ‘Good Neighbours’. Part of the problem was that I found it nigh on impossible to warm t I read and really enjoyed Mary’s first two books. When I read the synopsis for ‘Good Neighbours’, it certainly sounded like my kind of read. So without further ado, I grabbed a cup of tea, grabbed my Kindle and settled down for an interesting afternoon of reading. Overall I did enjoyed reading ‘Good Neighbours’ but more about that in a bit. I have to be honest and say that it took me a little while to get into ‘Good Neighbours’. Part of the problem was that I found it nigh on impossible to warm to any of the characters and they didn’t seem to be at all likeable. Another part of the problem was that I was tired and finding it hard to concentrate when I started reading. As time went on, I developed my own theories as to what was going to happen so I had to keep reading to see if I was anywhere near the truth or if I had wandered in the opposite direction. I developed a need to know how the story concluded. The more of the book I read, the more I wanted to read and the quicker the pages seemed to turn. I found ‘Good Neighbours’ to be an interesting read, which certainly kept me guessing. ‘Good Neighbours’ is well written but then I have thought that to be true of Mary’s books in general. Se certainly knows how to grab the reader’s attention and draw them into what proves to be a compelling story. For me, this was more of a slow burn type of story. As the tale continues, the tension levels increase and the pace of the story gathers momentum which leads to a tense and dramatic conclusion. I loved the fact that the story was set on the Isle of Wight, which is somewhere I have wanted to visit for years. Mary describes the area so vividly and realistically that I really felt that I was there as it were. I love the way in which Mary makes the reader feel as though they are part of the story and at the heart of the action. In short and overall I did enjoy reading ‘Good Neighbours’. I will certainly be reading more of Mary’s work in the future. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a well deserved 4* out of 5*.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Miriam Drori

    Mary Grand has done it again! A first-rate murder mystery that kept me guessing until the end. Nia takes the opportunity to stay in a cottage in a close on the Isle of Wight, spending a short time away from her increasingly distressing home life. She's expecting to be able to relax and rethink her options among the friendly group of neighbours in the close. But it appears that one of those neighbours must be a murderer, and Nia finds herself in the thick of it, having promised to help uncover the Mary Grand has done it again! A first-rate murder mystery that kept me guessing until the end. Nia takes the opportunity to stay in a cottage in a close on the Isle of Wight, spending a short time away from her increasingly distressing home life. She's expecting to be able to relax and rethink her options among the friendly group of neighbours in the close. But it appears that one of those neighbours must be a murderer, and Nia finds herself in the thick of it, having promised to help uncover the hidden clues. Who could it be? All the neighbours, it transpires, harbour secrets that might have become motives for murder. I liked all the characters, but especially Nia, who began the story as a victim. I loved the way investigating the murder made her a stronger person, able to face the demons in her own life.

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