The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell

Reviewed by Mary Alice Gorman
Paperback August 205

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First our positive thoughts and prayers to Ruth’s family upon her recent death.. The 84 year old labor peer in the House of Lords celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first Chief Inspector Wexford mystery novel with republication of From Doon with Death.

In the latest standalone novel she writes knowingly about aging on the backdrop of a case that involves kids and families in 1944 and those same now six decades later. A box with two different intertwined humans hands uncovers more than 2 murders but a landscape of changes in the life and times of all involved. A class act!