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Synopsis: The dazzling new novel from Ruth Rendell.
When the bones of two severed hands are discovered in a box, an investigation into a long buried crime of passion begins. And a group of friends, who played together as children, begin to question their past.
'For Woody, anger was cold. Cold and slow. But once it had started it mounted gradually and he could think of nothing else. He knew he couldn't stay alive while those two were alive. Instead of sleeping, he lay awake in the dark and saw those hands. Anita's narrow white hand with the long nails painted pastel pink, the man's brown hand equally shapely, the fingers slightly splayed.'
Before the advent of the Second World War, beneath the green meadows of Loughton, Essex, a dark network of tunnels has been dug. A group of children discover them. They play there. It becomes their secret place.
Seventy years on, the world has changed. Developers have altered the rural landscape. Friends from a half-remembered world have married, died, grown sick, moved on or disappeared.
Work on a new house called Warlock uncovers a grisly secret, buried a lifetime ago, and a weary detective, more preoccupied with current crimes, must investigate a possible case of murder.
In all her novels, Ruth Rendell digs deep beneath the surface to investigate the secrets of the human psyche. The interconnecting tunnels of Loughton in THE GIRL NEXT DOOR lead to no single destination. But the relationships formed there, the incidents that occurred, exert a profound influence - not only on the survivors but in unearthing the true nature of the mysterious past.
About the Author:
RUTH RENDELL is crime fiction at its very best. Her first novel, From Doon With Death, appeared in 1964, and since then her reputation and readership have grown steadily with each new book. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. In 2013 she was awarded the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence in crime writing. Her books are translated into 21 languages.
Title: The Girl Next Door
Publisher: Center Point
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Center Point, 2015. Book Condition: Good. Lrg. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88427803
Book Description Center Point, 2015. Book Condition: Good. Lrg. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP90305614
Book Description Center Point, 2015. Book Condition: Very Good. Lrg. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91030455
Book Description Center Point. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G1628994711I5N10
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Book Description Center Point, United States, 2015. Hardback. Book Condition: New. large type edition. 216 x 142 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the waning months of the Second World War, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighborhood outside London. Throughout the summer of 1944 -- until one father forbids it -- the subterranean space becomes their secret garden, where the friends play games and tell stories. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781628994711
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