The Girl Next Door
Suburbia. Shady, tree-lined streets, well-tended lawns and cozy homes. A nice, quiet place to grow up. Unless you are teenage Meg or her crippled sister, Susan. On a dead-end street, in the dark, damp basement of the Chandler house. Meg and Susan are left captive to the savage whims and rage of a... show more
Suburbia. Shady, tree-lined streets, well-tended lawns and cozy homes. A nice, quiet place to grow up. Unless you are teenage Meg or her crippled sister, Susan. On a dead-end street, in the dark, damp basement of the Chandler house. Meg and Susan are left captive to the savage whims and rage of a distant aunt who is rapidly descending into madness. It is a madness that inflects all three of her sons--and finally the entire neighborhood. Only one troubled boy stands hesitantly between Meg and Susan, and their cruel, torturous deaths. A boy with a very adult decision to make...
Format: Mass Market
Publish date: June 1st 2005
Publisher: Leisure Books
Pages no: 370
Edition language: English
, True Crime
Ketchum was a man way ahead of his time. In 1989, he wrote The Girl Next Door. There was nothing on the shelves remotely like it by other authors. There was nothing as brutal, as gut-wrenching, or emotionally draining as The Girl Next Door. This kind of fiction wouldn't see the light of day for anot...
Jesus H., this book is dark. Dark dark dark dark. Jack Ketchum pulls no punches. His writing style is not fanciful; he gets in and gets out, giving the reader exactly what he or she needs — nothing more, or less. Perhaps that’s what makes this novel so unsettling (aside from the fact that it is ba...
There's going to be some personal information in this review. If you feel uncomfortable reading about child abuse of a sexual nature, you might want to skip this one.The Girl Next Door was one of the first Leisure paperbacks I recall buying. I don't know what I was expecting, but what I got was a ki...
Yes I gave this book five stars, no I did not favorite it. My thought process for this though was for me, a favorite means that I plan on reading this book again and again and will recommend it to others. There is no chance in hell (excuse my language) I am reading this book twice in my life.And I h...
this was one of those books that everyone who found out i was reading it seemed a little uncomfortable about, because damn near everybody has heard of this book by now, especially with the (mediocre) movie being such a hit a few years back. so naturally, i steeled myself up in preparation for it, so...