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The House Next Door

The House Next Door

  • Title: The House Next Door
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  • ISBN : 9780061008733
  • Format : Mass Market Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 352 pages


Their lives would never be the same

Colquitt and Walter Kennedy enjoyed a life of lazy weekends, gathering with the neighbors on their quiet, manicured street and sipping drinks on their patios But when construction of a beautiful new home begins in the empty lot next door, their easy friendship and relaxed get togethers are marred by strange accidents and inexplicable h

Their lives would never be the same

Colquitt and Walter Kennedy enjoyed a life of lazy weekends, gathering with the neighbors on their quiet, manicured street and sipping drinks on their patios But when construction of a beautiful new home begins in the empty lot next door, their easy friendship and relaxed get togethers are marred by strange accidents and inexplicable happenings

Though Colquitt s rational mind balks at the idea of a haunted house, she cannot ignore the tragedies associated with it It is as if the house preys on its inhabitants weaknesses and slowly destroys the goodness in them ultimately driving them to disgrace, madness and even death.


Author Anne Rivers Siddons

Born Sybil Anne Rivers in Atlanta, Georgia, she was raised in Fairburn, Georgia, and attended Auburn University, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority While at Auburn she wrote a column for the student newspaper, The Auburn Plainsman, that favored integration The university administration attempted to suppress the column, and ultimately fired her, and the column garnered natio




The House Next Door Reviews (31)

  • If we find that all our efforts have failed and someone buys the house, we shall set fire to it and burn it down We will do this at night, before it is occupied In another time they would have plowed the charred ground and sowed it with salt.If it should come to that, I do not think we will be punis [..]

  • This book was Fan Freaking Tastic Our narrator, Colquitt, is a hoity toity lady of society in Atlanta in the 1970 s She and her husband Walter live next door to a beautiful wooded lot with a creek and their life is nearly perfect Until the lot is sold to a couple who plan to build a beautiful modern [..]

  • This is a great period horror piece basically set in a well to do Atlanta neighborhood Siddons does a masterful job juxtaposing the horror with the affluence of the characters experiencing the traumatic events This novel seems as much a character study to me as it does a haunted house tale But it s [..]

  • After rewatching Lifetime s film version of Anne Rivers Siddons The House Next Door , I decided to reread this horror classic I ve gotta admit, rereading a book I once loved is always nerve wracking Will I still enjoy it Does this book stand the test of time And in the continued spirit of ho [..]

  • Another book where I really dug the first third and then became progressively and annoyed Narrated by a woman with the improbable name of Colquitt forgive me if this actually IS a popular name Down South I m clearly an ignorant Westerner Yankee, yo , this is a haunted house story that I d heard wa [..]

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