[Reading] ➬ The Girl Next Door ➳ Jack Ketchum – Manifest-money.info

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 Rages Of A Distant Aunt Who Is Rapidly Descending Into Madness It Is A Madness That Infects 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


About the Author: Jack Ketchum

Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for a former actor, singer, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman, and soda jerk a former flower child and baby boomer who figures that in 1956 Elvis, dinosaurs and horror probably saved his life His first novel, Off Season, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher in print for publishing violent pornography He personally disagrees but is per Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for a former actor, singer, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman, and soda jerk a former flower child and baby boomer who figures that in 1956 Elvis, dinosaurs and horror probably saved his life His first novel, Off Season, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher in print for publishing violent pornography He personally disagrees but is perfectly happy to let you decide for yourself His short story The Box won a 1994 Bram Stoker Award from the HWA, his story Gone won again in 2000 and in 2003 he won Stokers for both best collection for Peaceable Kingdom and best long fiction for Closing Time He has written eleven novels, the latest of which are Red, Ladies Night, and The Lost His stories are collected in The Exit At Toledo Blade Boulevard, Broken on the Wheel of Sex, and Peaceable Kingdom His novella The Crossings was cited by Stephen King in his speech at the 2003 National Book Awards



10 thoughts on “The Girl Next Door

  1. says:

    This is a fictional story based on an actual 1965 killing of a teenage girl in Indiana The girl, Sylvia Likens and her sister Jenny were put into the care of a single mother by their carnie parents The woman, Gertrude Baniszewski, several of her childre


  2. says:

    WARNING For those of you that still have a tattered, fragmentary scrap of optimism for the inherent goodness of people, this book may well rip it from you and shred your faith in mankind This book is as disturbing as anything I have ever read This is mostly bec


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  4. says:

    When a pretty girl named Meg moves in next door, young Davy is smitten Soon, however, Meg s aunt Ruth begins mistreating Meg and invites her children to help Can Davy help Meg escape Or will he join in her torment This is the twentieth book in my Kindle Unlimited Experiment Fo


  5. says:

    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


  6. says:

    The most horrifying thing about Jack Ketchum s The Girl Next Door is that it is based on a true incident horrendous abuse, torture and eventual murder of the 16 year old Sylvia Likens in 1965 Sylvia s parents, carnival workers who moved often, left her and her sister in Indianapolis under car


  7. says:

    Find all of my reviews at Have you ever read a book that you could not with a clear conscience, at least recommend to anyone Ever read something that made you feel like you should turn yourself over to the authorities because only psychotic criminals would be interested in the subject matter you just


  8. says:

    Great, cruel cautionary tale The type that valiantly finds the Sad in Sadism This one s about the hideousness of child abuse, about Miserable Psychopaths their deep punctures that leave nothing but death and devastation behindHerein THAT form of evil, which is regularly found, sprinkled, Disneyfied previousl


  9. says:

    Before reading this book, you need to prepare yourself.Yes, it s going to be disturbing.Yes, it s going to turn your stomach to knots.Yes, it s going to make you very, very angry.I won t go into the plot since several reviews and the book description already do that I will say that to me, this book reveals the uglie


  10. says:

    DNF.I m out.I just can t with this book any You think this is as bad as it will get and then it just gets so much worse The writing is great, yeah, yeah, blah blah I don t give a shit update an hour or so after I quit Listen, I m not faint of heart I m not a gentle spirit Horror is my favorite genre and I love my stories bl


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