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by Jacqui Singleton

The Ladies Next Door download ebook
ISBN:
0977273431
ISBN13:
978-0977273430
Author:
Jacqui Singleton
Publisher:
ArtemisPress (November 1, 2006)
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Pages:
236 pages
ePUB:
1346 kb
Fb2:
1642 kb
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Category:
Literature & Fiction
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Rating:
4.9

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Young Nathan Anzalone is excited when new neighbors move into the mansion next door. Awkward, sheltered and geeky, he holds out hope that the neighbors include a new friend with whom he can play. That was not to be, however. Diana Renoir and the formidable Cleo Damien have moved into the sleepy town of Silver River in hopes of finally being able to lead a "normal" life.

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The Girl Next Door is alive. It does not just promise terror, but actually delivers it. -Stephen King. Ketchum one of America’s best and most consistent writers of contemporary horror fiction. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the written permission of the publisher, except where permitted by law. ISBN 0-8439-5543-0. The name Leisure Books and the stylized L with design are trademarks of Dorchester Publishing C. Inc. Printed in the United States of America.

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Young Nathan Anzalone is excited when new neighbors move into the mansion next door. Awkward, sheltered and geeky, he holds out hope that the neighbors include a new friend with whom he can play. That was not to be, however. Diana Renoir and the formidable Cleo Damien have moved into the sleepy town of Silver River in hopes of finally being able to lead a "normal" life. When the gawky kid from next door is caught spying on them as they play by their pool, Cleo takes Nathan under her wing and all three lives are changed forever. In the midst of a murder mystery, Diana and Cleo find that life in the small town is anything but normal. Under Cleo's tutelage, Nathan sheds his awkwardness, the ladies discover a mortal enemy in the boy's cruel and neglectful father, Diana becomes the target of a madman, and the ladies next door learn that a colorful cast of characters can sometimes be found where you least expect it.
Reviews:
  • Zonama
Diana Renoir and Cleo Damien left Boston to try to find a place where they can live a "normal" life. Silver River seems to be what they're looking for though at first they're treated as the town oddities. Southern civility gradually wins out however and by force of personality and general good will, Cleo and Diana begin to win over the citizens of the town. Everyone that is but their neighbor Jonathan Anzalone, the head of the bank. Anzalone is a powerful man who is threatened by a woman who has more power, Cleo Damien. He is determined to find out the source of her wealth and to steal Diana from her since he's sure that all Diana needs to fulfill her life is the "right man." As Jonathan is thwarted at every turn, Cleo becomes a bigger enemy as she takes on the job of mentor to his son Nathan. Nothing that Nathan does ever pleases his father, especially when he is always being beaten up by the town bullies. In Cleo, Nathan finds a friend who accepts him as he is, but teaches him valuable lessons about how to be his "own man" and a better man than his father. As Diana and Cleo begin to transform the lives of the citizens of Silver River, a killer is operating in their midst. Someone is murdering women and there is a growing fear that Diana may be the next target. The strands of the story come together as Cleo prepares to deal with Jonathan Anzalone and protect Diana at all costs. The outcome will depend on whether or not young Nathan can emerge as the man his father has never seen.

Singleton creates an interesting cast of characters in this book. She weaves them and the different threads of the story into a book that is part mystery, part character study and all entertaining reading. In Silver River and its people, she has created a story that begs for a sequel so that the reader can follow up on what happens to this unique group of individuals.
  • Adoraris
Yet, it is a romance, one where the reader falls in love with the characters. The two main characters, Cleo and Diana are already a couple, and do have good sex. But mainly the story is about the townspeople. I was surprised a book without the typical romance could leave me with happy tears. Although, not all the tears were happy...but I don't want to give away anything.

The townspeople include the couple's aging flamboyant dragqueen housekeeper, a nerdy bankers son, two older spinster twin sisters, along with many other usual characters - the evil banker, his abused and neglected wife, the good natured cop. Throughout the book, the reader shares in the growth of these characters. There is great enjoyment in watching this very diverse group of people become almost family.

The book also has a darker side. Just underneath the happiness is the threat of evil. An evil that intends to destroy several of the characters the reader has begun to love.

I really enjoyed the way the author supplied us with the backstory of Diana, Cleo and their housekeeper without taking me away from the story. She managed to entwine the backstory with the current story. Still, I'd love to find out more of Cleo's back story. Cleo is somewhat of an enigma, as she has a dark side and appears to battle her own demons.
  • Dominator
I purchased this as an ebook in 2006 and had looked for more books by this author ever since. I wondered why it is no longer available as an ebook and appears to be in limited supply in paperback. This was a very well written and very memorable story. In looking for the author on the web, to see if any new books were in the works, I was very sad to read that this multi-talented, gifted lady passed away Dec. 14, 2013.