We are so excited to announce our next book selection for our November book Club: When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
The gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning…
Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she’s known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community’s past and present, Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour and finds an unlikely and unwanted assistant in one of the new arrivals to the block—her neighbor Theo.
But Sydney and Theo’s deep dive into history quickly becomes a dizzying descent into paranoia and fear. Their neighbors may not have moved to the suburbs after all, and the push to revitalize the community may be more deadly than advertised.
When does coincidence become conspiracy? Where do people go when gentrification pushes them out? Can Sydney and Theo trust each other—or themselves—long enough to find out before they too disappear?
The MMNster Book Club: Books to be Murdered to will discuss the book all month long. We can’t wait to hear all of your thoughts, and we have some questions to get the discussion moving. We have divided our discussion questions into sections so you can join in the chat wherever you are in the book without worrying about spoilers.
We will also schedule a MMNster Zoom Call on November 29th for those of you looking to dive further into the discussion and have some much needed socialization during the next month of quarantine.