By Debra Ginsberg
Aside from their annual block occasion, the associates on Fuller court docket are likely to continue to themselves—which doesn’t suggest that they aren’t all staring at and judging one another at the sly. So while pregnant teen Diana Jones exhibits up, actually, on her organic father's doorstep, the friends cannot cease speaking. Joe Montana is a good-looking eating place supervisor who did not inform his spouse Allison that he fathered a child with an ex-girlfriend seventeen years in the past. Allison, already harboring her personal internal resentments, takes the scoop very badly. She isn’t the one one. Diana's bombshell arrival of their quiet cul-de-sac units off a series response of secrets and techniques and lies that threaten to engulf the local in addition to the impending flames from large wildfires fanned through the Santa Ana winds.
A former fact television contestant who gets a gradual circulate of gents callers in any respect hours, ladies pressured to conceal their courting in an effort to hold custody in their little ones, a sanctimonious housewife with a really checkered prior, and a kin who not anyone ever sees—these are only the various warring associates suffering to take care of appearances and safeguard their very own pursuits. but if wonderful, stricken Diana disappears within the aftermath of the wildfire evacuation, leaving her infant child and plenty of unanswered questions in the back of, the citizens of Fuller court docket needs to band jointly to discover her earlier than all in their conscientiously developed deceptions come unraveled.
A powerful combination of household drama and suspense, The friends Are Watching unearths the secrets and techniques that bloom along manicured flowerbeds—and the truths that lurk at the back of closed doors.
From the Hardcover edition.