Eve and Ed are two Brits who come to New York City when Ed gets a job offer he simply can't refuse. They find a lovely apartment in a co-op on upper east side. The story takes us into the lives of all of the residents in the building. It tells us about their lives, the stories of their past, and their plans and prospects for the future, as their lives intertwine in the big city.
I enjoyed The Girl Next Door for two reasons. First and foremost, Noble is excellent at exploring relationships. Even though I found the characters somewhat stereotypical, the depth of our journey into their lives, thoughts, and emotions is unique to Noble. Secondly, Elizabeth Noble is a good writer. There were no slow parts that I needed to skip. And more importantly, there were no loose ends to the story.
I enjoy books and movies that explore the inner workings of relationships, people, lives, and choices. I love to think about the events, motivations and feelings that lead people and/or relationships to change. This is the strength of Elizabeth Noble's writing. So pick up The Girl Next Door if you like to explore the inner workings of people and relationships, and/or are a fan of Noble.