Cause And Effect
The Girl Next Door by Phoebe Morgan is a gripping contemporary psychological thriller that will have your mind racing to the end.
The novel is about appearances – everything must look perfect for the neighbours – but underneath cracks begin to show before a chasm opens.
We all have choices to make – to tell the truth or to lie? “Trapped by the choices I have already made.” Poor choices mean lies are told to cover up the truth. Can you separate the fact from the fiction? How deep does the truth lie?
There is the difficult topic of domestic abuse. It is never the victim’s fault. We need to get out and get help, there is no shame in that. Our choices to leave or stay may mean the difference between life and death.
The novel is told from different points of view and split into ‘now’ and ‘then.’ As ‘then’ heads towards ‘now’, we feel the tension rise.
The Girl Next Door was a cleverly thought out novel that drew me in from the start, spun me round and left my mind reeling and my mouth gaping. An absolutely fabulous read.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.