- File Size: 841 KB
- Print Length: 318 pages
- Publisher: Bookouture (October 27, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 27, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M02NTYA
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This novel is definitely Mel being Mel. Mel Sherratt wears a lot of different hats as an author. She can write darn fine thrillers (e.g. Follow the Leader), outstanding crime fiction (as in Somewhere to Hide), and delightful women’s fiction (see The Second Chance Shoe Shop). The Girls Next Door is sort of a combo plate of genres. At its core is a big dose of Ms. Sherratt’s brit grit lit; added to that is a generous overlay of family drama with excellent characterization, a sprinkle of police procedural, and a dash of YA thrown in for good measure. I quite enjoyed the concoction.
Ms. Sherratt introduces us to a new protagonist, DS Eden Berrisford. Eden is a nice person with great social skills--an excellent change of pace from the kickass, deeply scarred, brusque woman protags that I usually seek out. Suffice to say, Eden’s family is under threat in this story, a fact that really ups the stakes for Eden and her colleagues. There are a couple of other subplots, including a murder early on. Ms. Sherratt does a terrific job in exploring the nature of the consequences of these events on the lives and psyches of the people whose families are involved.
Though this isn’t what I would call a traditional thriller, the plot is definitely suspenseful and engaged me right away. It moves well and contains some clever twists. I just have to say that I love Ms. Sherratt’s writings as she has a way of telling a story that strongly speaks to me, though the why of it I find very hard to put into words. I own everything she has written and am so happy I still have several books left to read in the Estate series.
I highly recommend The Girls Next Door to all readers of crime fiction, especially those who value emphasis on the psychological fallout of the crimes on the victims and their families.
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