Sunday, July 17, 2022

Liz Alterman's "The Perfect Neighborhood," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: The Perfect Neighborhood: A Novel by Liz Alterman.

About the book, from the publisher:
As The Perfect Neighborhood begins, residents of Oak Hill gossip about their neighbor, actress Allison Langley, who leaves her former rockstar husband in the middle of the night. For a while, her sudden departure becomes the talk of the town. But the gossip comes to an abrupt halt when five-year-old Billy Barnes disappears on his walk home from kindergarten. Is there a predator lurking in the leafy suburb? Or, does the child's abduction have something to do with a longtime rift between his mother and half-brother? Weeks later, three-year-old Amy-Pat Davies vanishes from her backyard. In addition to sharing a zip code, the missing children have another thing in common—their babysitter, Cassidy McLean, who has a secret of her own.

The novel is told from multiple points of view and as I wrote it, I envisioned it unfolding in a similar fashion to series like Big Little Lies or The Undoing or the film adaptation of Little Children—all of which had fantastic casts.

If The Perfect Neighborhood were a film or series, I’d love to see Ginnifer Goodwin star as Rachel Barnes, a real estate agent and the mother of the missing boy, who has made more than a few enemies in town. While I’m dreaming, Bryan...[read on]
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