Looking for a mystery with great characters and a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat? Read The Girl Next Door, by Ruth Rendell.
Six decades after World War II, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands. The ensuing police investigation leads to the reunion of six friends who decades before had lived and played in the neighborhood where the hands were found. Old friends will reunite, a marriage will break up, and a past crime will be solved.
Ruth Rendell is one of my favorite authors. The characters in her books are well-developed and interesting. In The Girl Next Door, you experience the characters as they were as children, and then as they are in older adulthood. Rendell writes openly and convincingly about the issues and experiences of mature adults. Older readers such as myself may find themselves remembering choices they made in their youth and how they impacted their lives. The story kept me guessing right up to the end!