Tuesday, May 21, 2019

#Book #Review. . .The Widow Next Door

A beautiful house. A new beginning. The almost perfect neighbours…

When newlyweds Jane and Alex Clarke move into an idyllic house on the quaint Bristol Lane, they are excited for a new beginning in what will be their ‘forever home’.

And when an elderly neighbour brings them a pie to welcome them, she soon becomes a friend. But she grows a little too interested in the couple next door as she sits watching them, day in, day out, from the rocking chair in her window.

Alex says it will be fine. After all, she’s a lonely widow who just wants some company. But when she invites Jane into her home, who knows what she’ll find there…

A dark and gripping domestic thriller, perfect for fans of Shari Lapena and Paula Hawkins.

** Praise for The Widow Next Door **

‘This was a showstopper. I couldn’t put it down, and never wanted it to end. Will be looking for L.A. Detwiler’s next book!’ NetGalley reviewer

‘This creepy thriller had me twisted up in knots of suspense … Fans of B A Paris will love this one!’ NetGalley reviewer

‘It has me hooked from cover to cover. Such an incredible read!’ NetGalley reviewer

‘This book was twisted and brilliant. It gave me chills down my spine.’ NetGalley reviewer

‘A great book to read on the sofa with a cup of tea while it storms outside. I really love domestic psychological thrillers and this book did not let me down!’ NetGalley reviewer

‘Creepy. Thrilling. Suspenseful. I could not put this down!’ NetGalley reviewer

The Sexy Nerd ‘Revue’

Don’t look behind door number one with the brass doorknob. (chuckle)! Although aging brings about maturity, or at least it should, it also carries a great deal of loss. And one thing the widow next door can relate too is having lost so much through her life. In fact, the only thing that she has to cling to are her memories now. Oh the memories! So imagine her surprise as she’s sitting in her favorite spot, the rocking chair, looking across the yard at 312 Bristol Lane and seeing a young couple frolicking about and being so in love, made her happier than she had been for many years. Young love—you just can’t beat it!

What was so awesome is that Jane, the newlywed across from her, came to visit and introduce herself to the widow and soon learned they had so much in common. For one thing, they loved tea and gossiping about their favorite soaps. They became so chummy that the widow felt comfortable enough to allow Jane to knock and enter as she pleased. It was just great to have someone to confide in besides her cat, Amos. Human contact is an absolute must, and especially as you age, when those you love begin to die off.

As the two strangers became friendlier, the widow noticed some subtle changes in Jane and it concerned her. As time moves on, Jane will reveal things to the widow that caused great disturbances. The widow recognized something in Jane that was all too familiar.

This was one of the most amazing stories I have ever read. It was hard to put this book down. I hated when I had to go to sleep and hated when I had to go to work. OMG, I knew I was headed down the right track, but couldn’t quite figure out exactly where I was headed. Turns out, I was most definitely on the correct path, and the ending blew my mind! I loved this book! Outstanding read! I’ve never read Detwiler before, but I have to say, if this is the way she writes all the time, she’s definitely got a huge fan in me. I can’t wait to read what she writes next. Oh my this was a damn good book! Holy ‘ish! I hated when the story ended. The epilogue gave me chills. For some reason, I just figured that’s how it would go. 

Readers if you’re looking for a good book to sink your eyes into on a cold night, this book will keep you warm and cozy. You will not be able to put it down. Detwiler, I’m a fan! Thank you for your amazing storytelling and skilled writing. Well, well done!

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