One warm spring evening, five teenagers meet in a local park. Only four will come out alive.
Six months after the stabbing of sixteen-year-old Deanna Barker, someone is coming after the teenagers of Stockleigh, as a spate of vicious assaults rocks this small community. Revenge for Deanna? Or something more?
Detective Eden Berrisford is locked into a race against time to catch the twisted individual behind the attacks – but when her own niece, Jess Mountford, goes missing, the case gets personal.
With the kidnapper threatening Jess’s life, can Eden bring back her niece to safety? Or will the people of Stockleigh be forced to mourn another daughter…?
*I would like to thank the publisher and Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Six months after the murder of Deanna Barker, assaults on local girls start surfacing once again. Could it be more teenagers making trouble in Stockleigh again? Could it be some sort of revenge since Deanna’s murder trial is less than a week away? When one girls ends up missing, anything could be possible. If anyone can solve this case though, it’s Detective Eden Berrisford.
The Girls Next Door was a thriller that kept me on my toes. It wasn’t just the adrenaline filled beginning, it was also the middle and the action packed end. The Author never stopped bringing on the twists and turns throughout this whole story. When you think you have everything figured out, Sherratt throws the bone a little bit farther out and keeps you searching.
I was surprised at the whole close knit town and family dynamic in this story. I was mostly surprised though with how much I would love Eden. She is such a great detective but she’s also fiercely involved with her family. Along with her daughter Casey, her sister Laura and her nieces Jess and Sarah are everything to her. When Jess goes missing, Eden’s true loving character and determination to doing her job really starts to show. I was so happy to find out that The Girls Next Door is the first book in a new series that features Eden.
This story has a lot of secrets and newly developed evidence that makes you invested, you just have this need to explore every new piece of the puzzle that comes into play. The most interesting part to me though was Eden’s ex-husband Danny. He’s talked about briefly, mostly that he just up and left one day. I was ok with that explanation until Eden would talk more about it here and there. It makes me that much more excited for this series to continue, because my curiosity is on high alert.
That’s all the juicy details I’m giving you though! As much as I would love to talk about this book more, I think it’s best to keep it a surprise. The less you know about the plot and details, the more fun you will have reading this book.
This is a great series to start and to look out for, it has so much potential and so many possibilities to work with. It’s a fast paced thriller that will have you turning pages as fast as you can. It will keep you on your toes and at the edge of your seat I promise. I reccomened it to anyone really, even if you don’t like thrillers that much, I think you would still like this book!