Review of Those People Next Door
This is my first book by this author and I’m going to have to rectify that. Salma and her family move to a new neighbourhood in the hope it will provide a better environment for their teenage son. They aren’t there long before Salma becomes embroiled in a conflict with her next door neighbour Tom. Salma’s family has put up a Black Lives Matter sign in front of their house and it causes a massive dispute with Tom. Battle lines are drawn and the conflict quickly escalates to an out of control, dangerous, and terrifying feud. The story focuses on the impacts of racism and bigotry and as we know this is unfortunately rising in society rather than decreasing. The book is well written and fast paced. The characters were interesting and the story definitely drew me in. Overall a great suspense story with important messages.