We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Neighbor Audiobook

The Neighbor: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel

Regular Price:$31.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

From a master of suspense comes a chilling new novel that explores the dangers lurking closer than you think. Because even in the perfect family, you never know what is going on behind closed doors.

This is what happened...

It was a case guaranteed to spark a media feeding frenzy: a young mother, blond and pretty, disappears without a trace from her South Boston home, leaving behind her four-year-old daughter as the only witness and her handsome, secretive husband as the prime suspect.

In the last six hours...

But from the moment Detective Sergeant D. D. Warren arrives at the Joneses - a snug little bungalow, she senses something off about the picture of wholesome normality the couple worked so hard to create. On the surface, Jason and Sandra Jones are like any other hardworking young couple raising a four-year-old child. But it is just under the surface that things grew murky.

Of the world as I knew it...

With the clock ticking on the life of a missing woman and the media firestorm building, Jason Jones seems more intent on destroying evidence and isolating his daughter than on searching for his beloved wife. Is the perfect husband trying to hide his guilt, or just trying to hide? And will the only witness to the crime be the killer's next victim?

©2009 Lisa Gardner; (P)2009 Random House

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (1984 )
5 star
 (911)
4 star
 (740)
3 star
 (245)
2 star
 (55)
1 star
 (33)
Overall
4.4 (1268 )
5 star
 (665)
4 star
 (434)
3 star
 (135)
2 star
 (22)
1 star
 (12)
Story
4.5 (1266 )
5 star
 (766)
4 star
 (382)
3 star
 (95)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (12)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 02-21-10
    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 02-21-10 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    619
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    312
    209
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    48
    0
    Overall
    "I'm moving"

    Sorry, but I would never call Lisa Gardner a "master of suspense", especially after this dud. Every character had a secret, (some creepy) making the plot so ridiculous that by the end, I really didn't care "who did it." A complete waste of time and credits.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
  •  
    07-03-09
    07-03-09 Listener Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    104
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    67
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    0
    Overall
    "Another winner from Lisa Gardner"

    Once again, Lisa Gardner does not disappoint. Excellent story, interesting characters. Narration was excellent as well. I have all of the audible books by this author, and look forward to the next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gert Glenden, Australia 02-10-10
    Gert Glenden, Australia 02-10-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    92
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    97
    40
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Very good"

    This was a good choice, some days I have trouble connecting to a title and have taken books that just fall short. I took this one just because.. it was there. Good luck!! Would recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Paul 08-22-09
    Paul 08-22-09
    HELPFUL VOTES
    40
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    425
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Plot Succeeds Despite Irritation"

    First off, the multiple-voice narration is great and adds to enjoyment of listening. The plot line kept me interested, but Detective Warren became quite irritating, leaping to unwarranted conclusions on the flimsiest, or even absence, of any real evidence. I found her becoming "whiney", bemoaning at one point that she "just wants to arrest someone". In contrast, Gardner does a good job laying out some issues related to sex offenders, and our tendency to overlook the varying severity and nature of the wide range of offenses that can cause someone to be labeled as a sex offender. The plot was compelling enough to flirt with 5 stars, but ultimately the irritating Detective knocked this down to 4 stars for me.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Åsa CA, USA 07-31-09
    Åsa CA, USA 07-31-09 Member Since 2016

    MD. MBA in Design Strategy. Disrupting health care. (Yes.)

    HELPFUL VOTES
    20
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    53
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    "Not as good as it seems from previous reviewers"

    Usually pick books based on other listener's reviews, which I also did with this one. It's a good and interesting book, but there are lots of others out there that's more worth your time. The characters are quite shallow, and the story is dragged on, not realy letting you know anything, and then towards the end everything's told in 3 minutes.
    If you've got a lot of time: Listen to it. Otherwise pick something else!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Becky Mt. Pleasant, SC, United States 07-08-09
    Becky Mt. Pleasant, SC, United States 07-08-09 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    68
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Great book!"

    I stayed on the treadmill longer just so I could listen to this book. This is one of the best books I have ever listened to.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dottie B. Washington DC 08-08-13
    Dottie B. Washington DC 08-08-13 Member Since 2006

    Dotdumdum

    HELPFUL VOTES
    200
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    96
    52
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    16
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Editor please!"

    Too many books I listen to are so bogged down with tedious details, wherein we have to hear about way way too much. Too many details can often take away from the flow of the book, and can make my attention wander, and make me bored. Well, this book did that.
    The ending was a bit absurd, and I didn't really like any of the characters. They were not sympathetic characters, for whom I am willing to extend a break for their bad behavior.
    I got so frustrated with the droning on and on that I went to the library and checked out The Neighbor just so I could hurry up and get to the end.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dan kansas city, MO, USA 07-26-09
    Dan kansas city, MO, USA 07-26-09 Member Since 2001
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    197
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    5
    Overall
    "fell apart"

    The ending is preposterous thus dissappointing.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kelly 06-19-16
    Kelly 06-19-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Lisa Gardner never disappoints!"

    This kept me guessing to the very end! Very suspenseful, loved every minute of it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tala! 05-31-16
    Tala! 05-31-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Epic!"

    I'm in LOVE with all of Lisa's books... This one took a while to get me on the edge of feet but didn't fail to deliver the feel good thrill at the end... DD's character is a little subtle than I expected having read the DD series backwards! But I guess it was in the making ... The connection between the characters from different books is epic! It answers every question I had in mind... A true joy to listen to... Be prepared to become anti social when listening to Lisa's books, every spare minute become an opportunity to listen to a new chapter and mystery unfold...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.