Book Review: The Girl Next Door by Brad Parks
This is a review of the Advanced Readers’ Edition.
Carter Ross is an investigative reporter for the Eagle-Examiner and decides to write a human interest piece on a fellow employee who was killed in a hit-and-run accident while delivering newspapers. Ross discovers all is not as it seems, this is no mere accident, and the mystery unfolds.
I did enjoy the read, the writing, the characters. And there’s a nice dose of humor throughout the book. But, through the process of elimination, I did figure out early on who the bad guy must be. That was disappointing and the book wasn’t quite as much fun after that. For me, it definitely needed a few more suspects and less obvious clues.
If you want a light read, an interesting story, and some funny moments, skip the italicized sections (the bad guy’s POV) and enjoy.