At 4:00 a.m. on March 13, 1964, a young woman returning home from her shift at a local bar is attacked in the courtyard of her Queens apartment building. Her neighbors hear her cries; no one calls for help. Unfolding over the course of two hours, Good Neighbors is the story of the woman's last night. It is also the story of her neighbors, the bystanders who kept to themselves: the anxious Vietnam draftee; the former soldier planning suicide; the woman who thinks she's killed a child and her husband, who will risk everything for her.
"A terrific debut ... Powerful, compassionate and authentic, it works both as a mystery and as a snapshot of America in the early 1960s."
The Guardian (U.K.)
"An audacious, inventive piece of literary thriller writing."
Daily Mail (U.K.)
"Gripping ... a superb series of fictional stories."
The Times (London)
"Flat-out brilliant ... At once brutal and empathic, fearless and humane, Good Neighbors leaves the reader gasping for what it ultimately reveals: the truth -- about us. A brave, unique, and -- yes -- impossible-to-put-down read. Kitty Genovese died for our sins, and Jahn offers nothing less than final, beautiful redemption."