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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

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  • Dan
  • kansas city, MO, USA
  • 07-26-09

fell apart

The ending is preposterous thus dissappointing.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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I always enjoy Lisa Gardner books. She is a genius

the book as usual was not predictable and kept me wanting more. first thing I turned on after turning off the alarm clock

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Way to predictable

I guess they can’t all be winners and when an author works the same formula over and over I guess sooner or later there will be a clunker.

The narration was okay, the problem was the story line is mediocre at best.

This one clunker won’t keep me from snagging another LG story, but if this is your first time with Lisa Gardener, don’t start here, it may turn you off of a very talented author.

She great with the genre and normally great at building characters that are intriguing and well developed but not this time, it fell flat from about chapter four and stayed flat and I saw the ending coming mid way thru chapter six.

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Murder Mystery

This story takes the turns and twist the are truly unexpected. It's always to women.

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riveting

great book, storyline does not go as you would expect it too. Lisa Gardner is a great writer

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The best of Lisa Gardner!! No Doubt!

Narratives. 5STARS!!! Characters. 5 STARS!!! The entire story...10 STARS IF POSSIBLE! I was entirely captivated by this story...every chapter..every paragraph...what a enjoyable ride!

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Must read Say Goodbye first....

What did you love best about The Neighbor?

The story was reminiscent of Gone Girl in many ways. I also loved that it ties into the book by the same author Say Goodbye. I am surprised that they don't have Say Goodbye as part of the series.

What other book might you compare The Neighbor to and why?

Say Goodbye and Gone girl

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

There were 3 narrators and all were fantastic. Each portrayed the characters perfectly.

Any additional comments?

The only disappointment was the ending was a tad flat.. I would still recommend and it and enjoyed the book from beginning to end.

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Wow!!!!! What a book!!!!!

**May contain spoilers**


This book is amazing. It literally grabs you and doesn't let go. I did however feel we needed a few more chapters to wrap things up. It was rushed at the end in my opinion.
My heart broke for both the husband and Aiden Brewster. They were both portrayed in a bad light throughout the entire book. The way the police bullied and hounded them really infuriated me. I have read a few books starring DD Warren in the past and actually liked her. However in this book she was a hard ass bully who focused only on Jason and Aiden. Aiden begged for police protection because he feared for his life. His reasons were totally valid and the police are to blame for his death. This book didn't portray the police in a good light. I love the police and respect them immensely however it makes you wonder if this is the way police officers do things in the real world.
I highly recommend this book. By far the best Lisa Gardner book I've read. It's totally worth a credit.

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Potentially good story

This was a very fast-paced story and was a fast read until you reached the ending. I will not spoil the ending but will say that the ending was not only confusing, it fell flat. It felt as though the author got tired of writing the story and just rushed to have an ending. I would not recommend this book.

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Worst. DD Warren book.

I'm so glad I never read this story first or I would never have read another book in this series. Horrible story line, unlikeable protagonist and "victim" so many holes, a bunch of anticlimactic cliffhangers, so convoluted. Seriously, I'm so friggin agitated I even wasted a credit on this one. Love all the other books I've read/listened to in Gardner's Warren series but this one, her first one, is by far the worst. It's like a friggin soap opera full of ridiculous secrets.