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Lisa Gardner's The Neighbor

A Novel by Lisa Gardner

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WEB OF SECRETS AND INTRIGUE

  • Jun 30, 2009
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When a young wife and mother disappears one night, several possible suspects begin to emerge. Of course, the husband is the first "person of interest," soon to be followed by the neighbor--a registered sex offender--with a charming southern grandfather taking up a third position. And the four-year-old daughter Ree is seemingly the only witness.

Boston police officers and the media camp out on the street. As facts begin to surface, more and more confusion ensues. It seems that Jason and Sandra Jones have many secrets, and the layers that define their strange, yet seemingly perfect existence, cloud the investigation even further.

Now add to this mix a computer nerd and his uncle, a state police forensics expert, and the mystery deepens. Internet activities, secret lives and identities, and childhood traumas converge to yield exciting and dramatic twists to the puzzling events.

True to form, Lisa Gardner's prose had me biting my nails, staying up late reading, and finally, when I turned the last page, I breathed that sigh of deep satisfaction. This author delivers so many layers and totally piques the interest with the hints of untold secrets; revealed gradually with the shifting point of view, she delivers snippets of the story via the voices of Sandra Jones, Aiden Brewster (the neighbor), Jason Jones, and the various police detectives. In the end, the complete picture is revealed, and as always, there are surprises. The Neighbor is definitely a fascinating read.

Laurel-Rain Snow
Author of: An Accidental Life,
Web of Tyranny, etc.



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March 07, 2011
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review by . March 07, 2011
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At the heart of The Neighbor lies a question: How well can you know the person to whom you're married? We all harbor secrets, but some are deadlier than others. School teacher Sandra Jones, journalist Jason Jones, and their four year old daughter are living a "normal" life in South Boston. She works days, and he nights, and one of those nights, Jason comes home after midnight to discover that his little girl is sleeping but his wife's not there. After waiting several hours in hopes …
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A retired social worker, specializing in child welfare services, I have brought my professional and personal experiences to my five novels and assorted short stories.      On Amazon.com, … more
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ISBN-10: 0553807234 (Bantam hbk.)
ISBN-13: 9780553807233 (Bantam hbk.)

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