Summary

On a Quiet Street illustrates that things aren’t always what they seem on the surface. It’s a rollercoaster ride with captivating thrills delivered courtesy of the author’s compelling style.

5-STAR REVIEW: ON A QUIET STREET By Seraphina Nova Glass

The Description

Publication Date: May 17, 2022

The perfect neighborhood can be the perfect place to hide…

Who wouldn’t want to live in Brighton Hills? This exclusive community on the Oregon coast is the perfect mix of luxury and natural beauty. Stunning houses nestle beneath mighty Douglas firs, and lush backyards roll down to the lakefront. It’s the kind of place where neighbors look out for one another. Sometimes a little too closely…

Cora thinks her husband, Finn, is cheating—she just needs to catch him in the act. That’s where Paige comes in. Paige lost her son to a hit-and-run last year, and she’s drowning in the kind of grief that makes people do reckless things like spying on the locals, searching for proof that her son’s death was no accident…and agreeing to Cora’s plan to reveal what kind of man Finn really is. All the while, their reclusive new neighbor, Georgia, is acting more strangely every day. But what could such a lovely young mother possibly be hiding?

When you really start to look beyond the airy open floor plans and marble counters, Brighton Hills is filled with secrets. Some big, some little, some deadly. And one by one, they’re about to be revealed… “A writer to watch.” —Publishers Weekly

The Review

Brighton Hills could be any neighborhood in America. From the outside, the houses are well maintained, and people come and go as they complete their routines of work, school, or errands. When a tragedy happens in the neighborhood, the facade starts to slip. Author Seraphina Nova Glass delivers an action-packed thriller in On a Quiet Street.

Told from the perspective of three women living in the neighborhood, the story unfolds. Paige, the mother, still reeling from the unsolved death of her son, is full of anger and pushes away everyone, including her husband. Cora, the stay-at-home mother of a teenager, is sure that her husband is cheating on her again. Georgia, the young mother from England, is new to the neighborhood and is hiding a secret.

What ensues is a fascinating storyline that builds to an astonishing conclusion that reveals who was responsible for running over Paige’s son. As the three women interact together, their actions provide a solid framework for intrigue and drama. Whether it’s dodging surveillance cameras, spying on others, or breaking into garages, these women can make it happen. 

From the beginning, I was invested in learning more about the characters. The author doled out just the right amount of information before switching perspectives. This provided an added level of depth to the story. Additionally, the characters who would be considered the villains are particularly awful (in a great way). Having such a contrast built the suspense factor because I wasn’t expecting several of the plot twists.

On a Quiet Street illustrates that things aren’t always what they seem on the surface. It’s a rollercoaster ride with captivating thrills delivered courtesy of the author’s compelling style.Buy Links

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About The AuthorSeraphina Nova Glass is an Assistant Professor of Instruction and Playwright-In-Residence at the University of Texas, Arlington where she teaches Film Studies and Playwriting.

She holds an MFA degree in Dramatic Writing from Smith College, and a second MFA in Directing from the University of Idaho.

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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.

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5-STAR REVIEW: ON A QUIET STREET By Seraphina Nova GlassOn a Quiet Street illustrates that things aren’t always what they seem on the surface. It’s a rollercoaster ride with captivating thrills delivered courtesy of the author’s compelling style.