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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.



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