Apologies for the late in the day posting, but I have just this moment finished reading the book after a little mix up! I am very excited to be reviewing Phoebe Morgan’s latest novel, The Girl Next Door, on my blog today. Many thanks to the publisher for my review copy.
One little lie just became deadly…
Perfect mother. Perfect wife. Jane Goodwin has spent years building her picture-perfect life in the quiet town of Ashdon.
So when the girl next door, sixteen-year-old Clare Edwards, is found murdered, Jane knows she must first protect her family.
Every marriage has a few white lies and hers is no exception. Jane’s worked hard to cover up her dark secret from all those years ago – and she’ll do anything to keep it hidden…
What does TWG think?
Bloomin’ eck!!! I feel like I need to sit in a cold, dark room and think after reading that!
There’s one thing being an inquisitive neighbour, and then there’s another thing being the type of neighbour who breathes the movements of who they live next door. Jane is definitely the latter, however to other people she is the creme de la creme of the village, and her neighbour, Clare, is like a big jar of honey for Winnie the Pooh. Basically all the boys want her!
‘The Girl Next Door’ is a psychological rollercoaster ride of a read! I didn’t know who to believe, where to look, or what to think! I felt sorry for Jane because of the situation I thought she was in, yet she had to be brave for her children – at what price though?
I am knackered after being severely invested in the comings and goings of the villagers in Ashdown. And no, that is not a bad thing as Phoebe Morgan kept me on my toes throughout the entire novel.
What I loved most about this book was just how twisted the storyline was and how much it mucked around with my mind. It was as though the author put me into a false sense of security, what with the sheer level of turns and red herrings she had incorporated into the story.
‘The Girl Next Door’ is a brilliant, suspenseful novel which left my mind racing. The level of grit in the book was outstanding and I loved the fact that I was left questioning every little detail in the book, as well as the characters actions. I absolutely loved losing myself in the twisted lives of each and every character – I can not recommend it enough!