It’s another new week, Savvy Readers, and with it comes another new 50 Book Pledge Featured Read! This week we’re crazy excited to return to thrillers with The Girl Next Door by Phoebe Morgan, a psychological thriller full of secrets and lies, all tied together with a terrible murder in a small town.
If you loved Phoebe’s debut, The Doll House, then you know you don’t want to miss out on her newest twisty novel. And, because we are blessed here in the book world, her next novel, The Babysitter, is coming out in spring next year! Now, to return to the task at hand: what’s The Girl Next Door all about?
Jane Goodwin is the perfect wife and the perfect mother. She has dedicated years to building her picture-perfect life in the quiet little village of Ashdon. So when her neighbour, sixteen-year-old Clare Edwards, is found murdered in the field near their house (aptly named Sorrow’s Meadow), Jane knows she needs to turn her focus to protecting her family, both from real danger and from public scrutiny.
Every marriage has a few white lies, and Jane’s is certainly no exception. She has worked tirelessly to cover up her dark secrets from all those years ago and perpetuate the image of herself she’d like everyone to see (perfect wife, perfect mother, if you recall). With an investigation ramping up around her, she is willing to go to great lengths to keep those secrets to herself. Seriously, she will do anything to keep them hidden. 👀
Full of intriguing characters, switching viewpoints from Jane, to the detective working the case, to the victim herself, Clare Edwards, The Girl Next Door is one of those un-put-down-able books that you just can’t stop reading until you know all of the secrets. And, trust us, in this book, the secrets are ABUNDANT. It’s the perfect addition to your 50 Book Pledge TBR!
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