The bookjacket of The Girl Next Door says:
"With psychologically perceptive characterizations, emotional realism, and a gripping story line, THE GIRL NEXT DOOR exposes the dark impulses and fierce passions that can rule seemingly ordinary people and showcases Patricia MacDonald at the height of her celebrated powers."
I'm not so sure about "the height of her celebrated powers". I did enjoy reading this novel, but I had it figured out by page 11 and therefore was reading to see how MacDonald would develop the story and when she'd reveal the murderer. For some reason, this book wasn't as satisfying as other murder mysteries that I've read recently.
Crossposted to 50bookchallenge