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The Girl Next Door

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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 does not just promise terror but actually delivers it.. it's a page-turner..." - Stephen King

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