Legend Press snares 'brilliantly twisty' novel by Alterman

Legend Press snares 'brilliantly twisty' novel by Alterman

Legend Press has snared the new novel by Liz Alterman, The Perfect Neighborhood

Editor Cari Rosen acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding North America, from Linda Biagi at Biagi Literary Management, New York. The novel is due to be published on 12th July 2022. 

Billed as "Big Little Lies" meets "Desperate Housewives”, it explores the relationships and potential crime in suburban neighbourhoods. 

The synopsis explains: "When actress Allison Langley leaves her former Rockstar husband in the middle of the night, her sudden departure becomes the talk of upmarket Oak Hill. But the relentless gossip comes to an abrupt halt when five-year-old Billy Barnes disappears. 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."

Alterman commented: “Having lived in suburban areas for nearly my entire life, I’ve always been fascinated by the notion that even in the most quiet, stately neighbourhoods you never truly know what's going on behind closed doors.” 

Rosen added: “I was immediately captivated by Liz's brilliantly twisty tale which explores the damage caused by infertility, infidelity, and the intense pressure that stems from wanting to raise the perfect family in a seemingly idyllic community. It's a fantastically voyeuristic view into marriages and modern parenting and I couldn't be more delighted to be publishing it.”