The Neighborhood

By Matthew Betley

Read by George Newbern

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Runtime

8h 46m

Release

08-09-22

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Thrillers

Runtime

8h 46m

Release

08-09-22

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Thrillers

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Overview

A CrimeReads Pick of 10 New Crime Books

Die Hard in a gated community.”—Chris Hauty, national bestselling author of Deep State and Storm Rising 

From the critically acclaimed author of Overwatch and other titles in the Logan West Thriller series, comes a can’t-miss, brand-new thriller that proves Matthew Betley is the modern master of the unputdownable page-turner.  

It was supposed to be just another ordinary night … 

What happens when your neighborhood harbors a secret so destructive that dangerous men are willing to kill for it?  

Welcome to Hidden Refuge, a normal American subdivision full of normal American suburbanites. At least that’s what the citizens thought before men impersonating police officers show up on their doorsteps in the middle of the night. Once the entire community is under siege, so begins a long, dark night that will prove to be anything but ordinary.  

But Zack Chambers, suburban family man and programmer by trade, has his own secret. One he had dearly hoped that he’d never need to use again. The deadly ex–CIA agent and trained operative plots to take back the night, doing whatever it takes to protect his neighborhood.  

In the face of a small army of trained killers, he’s got his wits, his babysitter, his equally lethal brother, and a ragtag group of neighbors willing to help.  

Action-packed and relentless with twists and turns and old scores to be settled, this propulsive and brilliantly plotted can’t-miss thriller brings a shocking end you won’t see coming. Fans of Matthew Betley’s trademark blend of gritty realism and edge-of-your-seat action will be delighted. 

Editorial Reviews

“A must-read, intense thriller with a badass protagonist you will stand up and cheer for. Betley will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. Don’t miss this one.” Joan Lunden

“Propulsive, suspenseful, and relentless, The Neighborhood is a roller-coaster thriller packed with twists and gritty action—Matthew Betley’s best novel yet. Grab it and hold on for a great ride.” Meg Gardiner, author of The Dark Corners of the Night

“Reading The Neighborhood feels like watching an action film set in suburbia. My favorite of Matthew Betley’s novels.” Karen Cleveland, New York Times bestselling author of Need to Know 

“Marine veteran Matthew Betley proves again that he knows how to write a blood-pumping modern thriller. With The Neighborhood, Betley solidifies his position as one of America’s top action/suspense scribes. Put aside the day when you pick it up because you won’t be able to put it down!” Kurt Schlichter, veteran, media personality, and bestselling author of the Kelly Turnbull series 

“Die Hard in a gated community, Matthew Betley’s new book, The Neighborhood, is a stand-on-the-pedal, runaway-train thrill ride of the year. Ever find yourself looking down the wrong end of a gun barrel? That’s exactly what this relentless book will do to your heart rate.” Chris Hauty, national bestselling author of Deep State and Storm Rising

“Supremely suspenseful. The action builds like a storm on the horizon. You see the dark clouds gathering. You hear the thunder getting louder. You may think you’re ready when the lightning strikes, but you’re not. It’s everywhere at once and never lets up. You can’t put down The Neighborhood.” David Ricciardi, author of the Jake Keller series from Berkley Publishing

“This is an intense thriller with lots of twists and turns. The action and danger will have readers on the edge of their seats, turning the pages as fast as they can. Flashbacks help the character’s development unfold. Rivalries, justice, secrets, and betrayals all have a way of coming out during this night.” Fresh Fiction

“Matthew Betley is back in a big way with The Neighborhood, an action-packed, bloody, highly immersive thriller that is guaranteed to elicit fist-pumps and gasps from readers as they progress through this entertaining novel…The Neighborhood is a summer blockbuster movie waiting to happen. It’s got everything you’d expect from a cinematic thrill ride…What more could you possibly want?…Think Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Under Siege, and The Rock…Big props to Matthew Betley for crafting a fun, edge-of-your-seat thriller…A very enjoyable experience!” Best Thriller Books

“You’ve never read a thriller quite like this one…Fresh, gripping, and as fast-paced as anything he’s ever written, Matthew Betley takes readers on a wild ride through The Neighborhood, delivering a book that straddles two genres in a way that only he could write.”  Ryan Steck, The Real Book Spy

“Once you start reading you won’t want to stop. One of the top action thrillers of the year.” Red Carpet Crash

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Matthew Betley

Author Biography

Matthew Betley is the author of the Logan West Thrillers and a former Marine Officer of ten years. Trained as a scout sniper platoon commander, an infantry officer, and a ground intelligence officer, his experiences include deployments to Djibouti after September 11, and Fallujah and Iraq prior to the Surge. A New Jersey native who considers Cincinnati home but now resides on the East Coast, he graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a BA in psychology and minors in political science and sociology.

George Newbern

Narrator Biography

George Newbern is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and a television and film actor best known for his roles as Brian MacKenzie in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II, as well as Danny in Friends. As a voice actor, he is notable for his role as Superman on the Cartoon Newtork series Static Shock, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited. He has guest starred on many television series, including Scandal, The Mentalist, Private Practice, CSI: Miami, and Numb3rs. He holds a BA in theater arts from Northwestern University.