Book review; The Woman Next Door

In my previous blog post Why I love reading I said I wanted to make more time for reading books. I also said that after each book I finish reading, I’m going to write a short review about it on here and let you guys read what I thought and let you share your own thoughts about the book too if you’re a reader yourself. As a way to motivate us both to read more books if you wish.

So as promised, here is my first book review:

‘The Woman Next Door’ by Cass Green centres around two women called Melissa and Hester who happen to live next door to each other. These two used to be quite close but over the years and because of a few incidents that have happened, they grew apart. Hester wants to change all of that and luckily for her, she is given the opportunity to do so when something terrible takes place in Melissa’s home and Melissa takes help from Hester. However, for a woman with as many secrets as Melissa, that is not such a good idea…

I was keen to start reading ‘The Woman Next Door’ after being drawn in by the blurb. With it being contemporary crime fiction, it’s right up my street! The book took me a while to finish, not because there was anything wrong with the story, I loved reading this book but for the simple fact that I’m a mum to a very active 2 year old and books take me a while to finish! I thoroughly enjoyed the story itself, it had me gripped right from the start. However, I do feel like the book was a little slow in some parts during the middle but it soon got back on track again and had me back to sitting on the edge of my seat. The events that take place throughout the book kept me in suspense and had me feeling conflicted between the two main characters, because of this I couldn’t wait to get to the end to find out what happens. This book is a real page turner! The ending to the story was different to other crime/thriller books I’ve read before but the ending did not disappoint. So much so that after I’d finished reading this book, the ending stuck in my mind for quite some time afterwards.

I think ‘The Woman Next Door’ is an excellent story and makes for a very compelling read. I really enjoyed reading every page. If like myself you are a fan of crime thriller, I highly recommend this book. To say this was the first book that Cass Green had wrote for adults, I am impressed and I am looking forward to reading more from her.

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