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The Girl Next Door

(1989)
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SOMEBODY'S KNOCKIN'...Suburbia in the 1950s. A nice quiet simpler time to grow up-unless you count the McCarthy trials and red-scares and the shadow of the Bomb and the Cold War, unless you could see the dark side emerging. And on a quiet tree-lined dead-end street, in the dark damp basement of the Chandler house, it's emerging big-time for teenage Meg and her crippled sister Susan-whose parents are dead now, who are left captive to the savage whims and rages of a distant Aunt who is rapidly descending into madness. It is a madness that infects all three of her sons-and finally an entire neighborhood. Only one troubled boy stands hesitantly between Meg and Susan and their cruet, tortuous deaths. A boy with a very adult decision to make. Between love and compassion, and lust and evil.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"This is the real stuff, horror embedded in genuine literature, an uncomfortable dip into the pitch blackness in the underside of the American literary tradition." - Edward Bryant

"THE GIRL NEXT DOOR is alive...it does not just promise terror but actually delivers it.. it's a page-turner..." - Stephen King


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Hardback Editions

December 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girl Next Door
Author(s): Jack Ketchum, Neal McPheeters, Jack Ketchum, Stephen King, Neal McPheeters
ISBN: 0-9633397-4-5 / 978-0-9633397-4-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook Connection Press
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December 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girl Next Door
Author(s): Jack Ketchum
ISBN: 0-9633397-2-9 / 978-0-9633397-2-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook Connection Press
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December 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girl Next Door
Author(s): Jack Ketchum
ISBN: 0-9633397-3-7 / 978-0-9633397-3-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook Connection Press,US
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl Next Door
Author(s): Jack Ketchum
ISBN: 1-5039-5056-5 / 978-1-5039-5056-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: 47North
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July 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl Next Door
Author(s): Jack Ketchum
ISBN: 1-4285-1622-0 / 978-1-4285-1622-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: DP
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December 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl Next Door
Author(s): Jack Ketchum
ISBN: 0-8439-6097-3 / 978-0-8439-6097-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Leisure Books
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April 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl Next Door
Author(s): Jack Ketchum
ISBN: 0-8439-5543-0 / 978-0-8439-5543-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Leisure Books
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July 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl Next Door
Author(s): Jack Ketchum
ISBN: 1-892950-61-8 / 978-1-892950-61-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook Connection Press
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November 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl Next Door
Author(s): Jack Ketchum
ISBN: 0-446-34909-7 / 978-0-446-34909-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
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Audio Editions

April 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Girl Next Door
Author(s): Jack Ketchum
ISBN: 1-5159-0465-2 / 978-1-5159-0465-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Girl Next Door
Author(s): Jack Ketchum
ISBN: 1-5159-5465-X / 978-1-5159-5465-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Girl Next Door
Author(s): Jack Ketchum
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Girl Next Door
Author(s): Jack Ketchum
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Girl Next Door
Author(s): Jack Ketchum
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl Next Door: Collector's Edition Screenplay
Author(s): Jack Ketchum, Philip Nutman, Daniel Farrands
Publisher: Book Mobile
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May 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl Next Door
Author(s): Jack Ketchum
Publisher: 47North
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