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The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door - Jack Ketchum I pretty much read this book in one sitting, something I usually don't do. But, it managed to hold my attention.

It starts out a little uncomfortable to read and then graduates to more and more disturbing levels in fairly short order. You think, okay here's a line that Ketchum won't cross and then he smashes right through that one and then challenges the next. It keeps going until he has put to test about anything you think he could imagine.

I'm not really sure what Ketchum was trying to say (if anything) with this book. But, I think it is certainly worth the read if you are drawn to the darker side of things.


The novel is based on a true story: