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The Girl Next Door by Ruth RendellIn this psychologically explosive story from one of the most remarkable novelists of her generation (People), the discovery of bones in a tin box sends shockwaves across a group of long-time friends.
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.
Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female. As the discovery makes national news, the friends come together once again, to recall their days in the tunnel for the detective investigating the case. Is the truth buried among these aging friends and their memories?
This impromptu reunion causes long-simmering feelings to bubble to the surface. Alan, stuck in a passionless marriage, begins flirting with Daphne, a glamorous widow. Michael considers contacting his estranged father, who sent Michael to live with an aunt after his mother vanished in 1944. Lewis begins remembering details about his Uncle James, an army private who once accompanied the children into the tunnels, and who later disappeared.
In The Girl Next Door Rendell brilliantly shatters the assumptions about age, showing that the choices people make—and the emotions behind them—remain as potent in late life as they were in youth.
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But it's a page-turner, all right; no doubt about that. He never plays it safe, never goes for the cop-out; what you expect to happen, doesn't A Signed Lettered Edition of 52 copies published in a deluxe mahogany wood slipcase, with door. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without the written permission of the Publisher. To my brother Jon.
It is about two teen girls who are left in the care of their aunt, and the systematic and escalating abuse both of them and one sister in particular suffer at the hands of their aunt and her children. The novel is loosely based on the murder of Sylvia Likens , in Indianapolis , Indiana in , although the names of the people involved, as well as the location, time and details of the crime itself have been changed. In it was made into a feature film, The Girl Next Door.
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