What does “summer read” mean to you? . I don’t really have

What does “summer read” mean to you? . I don’t really have

7/12/2021, 6:35:20 PM
What does “summer read” mean to you? . I don’t really have a type of book that I read during a specific season. I’m totally mood based, which I suppose could be affected by the weather and season. . But “The Perfect Neighbors” landed on my doorstep from @atriabooks a little while ago and the cover and synopsis just feel like a summer read to me. This is internationally best selling author, Sarah Pekkanen’s 7th novel, which follows four women, living in a picture perfect neighborhood, and the secrets that they keep. . Normally I would give the synopsis of the book, but this book arrived with a Q&A sheet, and I was very intrigued by the inspiration for this novel. I thought I would share it and link to the Goodreads synopsis in my bio. . Pekkanen said that one morning, about a decade ago she was cornered by a threatening man. She had taken her two young children (infant and a two-year-old) to the zoo on a rainy November day and entered a deserted building to see the exhibit. . A man, with eyes locked on her and a face empty of expression, was walking directly at her. Pekkanen said that had she been alone, she would have cowered or run. But since her children were threatened, she reacted fiercely. Hoisting her toddler up on her hip next to the baby carrier on her chest, she threw her hand out and screamed “Stop!” . The man stopped inches away from her and assessed her. Pekkanen said, “I knew I would fight him, and that I would win, and I let him see this certainty in my eyes.” . Without spoilers, Pekkanen said that the incident, and the powerful feelings it conjured in her—that she would do whatever necessary to protect her children—inspired the plot line. . I am interested to see how this inspiration manifests in the story.

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