The Girl Next Door by Jack KetchumThe Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum

The Girl Next Door

byJack Ketchum

Paperback | September 29, 2015

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A teenage girl is held captive and brutally tortured by neighborhood children. Based on a true story, this shocking novel reveals the depravity of which we are all capable.

This novel contains graphic content and is recommended for regular readers of horror novels.

Jack Ketchum is the Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of "The Girl Next Door," "Red," "Offspring: The Sequel to Off Season," and "Broken On The Wheel of Sex: The Jerzey Livingston Years."
Title:The Girl Next DoorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:September 29, 2015Publisher:Amazon PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1503950565

ISBN - 13:9781503950566

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tough to Stomach "It seems to me…likely that it was precisely because she was beautiful and strong, and we were not, that Ruth and the rest of us had done this to her. To make a sort of judgement on that beauty, on what it meant and didn’t mean to us." This book was incredibly difficult to read, and at times I wondered why I was. In fact, Jack Ketchum said his “aim was to make you feel guilty about turning the goddamn page” – as a reader, you feel complicit in the torture of Meg and Susan. As horrific as this book is, the true story of Sylvia Likens is much, much worse. If you take this on, please know that is is extremely violent, explicit, and involves kids.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great! Dark, disturbing, sad and realistic. Ketchum is a genuine talent that's hard to ignore and impossible to put down. This is the first book of his that I have read, but I am already snatching up his others as fast as I can find them. I give this one 8.5 out of 10.
Date published: 2006-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not for the faint of heart! A good book if you can handle disturbing scenes. At times I wanted to throw the book down and stop reading due to the graphic violence, but it keeps you intrigued. Based on a true story.
Date published: 2006-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT BUT DISTURBING The Girl Next Door is one of the most disturbing books I've read. It is a realistic portrayal of what violence does to people. Although the book is very graphic, it is still a great read. Ketchum, the best cult novelist we have, knows how to torment us with disturbing details and horrifying descriptions of violence. This is a social commentary at its best. But be warned; this book isn't for everyone. The violence and subject matter could be too much for some.
Date published: 2000-08-17