The Woman Next Door

The Woman Next Door
Author: Yewande Omotoso
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-05-05
ISBN 10: 1473522587
ISBN 13: 9781473522589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Next Door Book Review:

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION Read this funny, sharp, delicately woven story of two women’s complicated relationship set in post-apartheid South Africa. Hortensia and Marion are next door neighbours in a charming, bougainvillea-laden Cape Town suburb. One is black, one white. Both are successful women with impressive careers behind them. Both have recently been widowed. Both are in their eighties. And both are sworn enemies, sharing hedge and hostility pruned with zeal. But one day an unforeseen event forces the women together. Could long-held mutual loathing transform into friendship? Love thy neighbour? Easier said than done. 'At once historical and contemporary, The Woman Next Door is charged with beauty, precision, nuance, and hope. Yewande Omotoso is a stunning, essential voice - NoViolet Bulawayo, author of We Need New Names ‘Wit, charm and playful energy... An insightful and fascinating diptych of two women, with the history of colonialism and slavery lurking in the background’ Herald

The Woman Next Door

The Woman Next Door
Author: Sue Watson
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2019-05-23
ISBN 10: 1786818930
ISBN 13: 9781786818935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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‘Wow!! I could not put this book down!! From the very beginning I was hooked… Tons of twists and thrills. I was completely blown away.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Have you ever had a secret that you couldn’t tell a soul, even the people you love? I have.’ Lucy has a kind and adoring husband, a job she loves as a teacher, and a house on Mulberry Avenue with floaty curtains and the softest bed linen. After her troubled childhood, she knows life will never be perfect, but it’s pretty close. She’s also got Amber, right next door. They never run out of things to talk about. Even if Amber’s life – with her high-profile job and handsome, wealthy boyfriend – is more glamorous than Lucy’s. But then Amber starts to hint that her life isn’t all it seems, and when she comes to Lucy, terrified, saying that she’s getting threatening messages, Lucy promises to protect her. The closer Lucy gets to anyone, the harder it is to keep her past to herself. But Amber’s boyfriend has left her just when she needs him most, and she doesn’t have anyone else. Lucy knows all too well that people aren’t always what they seem. Sometimes they have secrets. And they’d do anything to keep them. Lucy’s still sure: she can trust her friend... can’t she? Gripping and unputdownable, The Woman Next Door tells a story about the dark side of friendship, and has a final twist that will shock every reader. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Friend Request, and Clare Mackintosh. Readers can’t put down The Woman Next Door: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Can I give this 10 stars? That's what it deserves! Sue Watson is an amazing storyteller… she perfectly wove together a web of lies, paranoia, deceit, and friendship that created one big twisty and twisted story… I could not put this book down… This is why I read! For books like this!... LOVED LOVED LOVED this one!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Left me speechless!! I loved every page and after waking up early on a Saturday to finish it I can truly say the ending was unbelievable. (Worth my sacrificed weekend lie in)… Mind blowing.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OMG! My head is still spinning with the amazing non stop intense action packed thrills!... Suspenseful, mind blowing, beyond words… A must read for 2019!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A dark and twisty book… Perfect for those who love The Girl on the Train.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Sue Watson never disappoints, this is a gripping psychological thriller with a shocking ending that I never saw coming… A truly gripping and unforgettable twisty journey.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The ending was totally shocking, I thought I figured it out. But nope no idea!! Every time I put it down, I wanted to pick it right back up.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Well what a darkly woven story this turned out to be!... The author has got messing with the reader’s head down to a fine art and I was blown away by the end… Loved it!’ By the Letter Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I had the breath taken out of my body. No way did I ever see this coming. You must read this book. I am still trying to pick my chin up off the floor.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Captivating, intriguing, riveting… Many thrills, chills, and twists and turns! A must read… Grips you and sends chills down your spine!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Will leave you breathless… It is completely engrossing, intriguing and compelling… I was drawn in and could not escape until the very last page!’ Confessions of a Bookaholic ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Sue Watson has done it again! 5 shiny stars for this fantastic, twisty thriller… It is sooooo good!... ONE HELL OF AN ENDING!!!!’ It’s All About the Thrill

The Woman Next Door

The Woman Next Door
Author: Barbara Delinsky
Publsiher: Gallery Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 1982120762
ISBN 13: 9781982120764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Next Door Book Review:

A compelling and haunting exploration of the secrets and shadows that can be hidden within a marriage from the New York Times bestselling author of Before and Again. The easy harmony that exists between three close-knit couples on a charming cul-de-sac in suburban Connecticut is shattered when a beautiful young woman, widowed and unattached, reveals she is pregnant. Rumors and questions begin spreading about the potential father. One by one, the couples turn inward, taking stock of their marriages and discover weaknesses they had previously ignored. As each wife struggles with this sudden crisis, they discover that they are being forced into making a decision—one that could result in either the strengthening or the dissolution of her marriage. An ingenious portrait of suspicion and deception, faith and love, Barbara Delinsky’s “adept and compelling exploration of the inner workings of the modern upper-class American family makes for one of her best books” (Booklist).

The Missing Husband

The Missing Husband
Author: Natasha Boydell
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2021-05-12
ISBN 10: 1504069595
ISBN 13: 9781504069595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Missing Husband Book Review:

How would you cope if your husband disappeared? One woman discovers just that in this bestselling domestic thriller debut. Kate and Pete have been the perfect couple ever since they were teenagers. Fifteen years later they have two young daughters, live in a beautiful London townhouse, and seem like they have it all. But one day, Pete leaves for work and never comes home. In a note Kate discovers, he confesses that he’s been unhappy for a long time and that he’s met someone else. Distraught, Kate later learns that he has left everything, including his mobile phone, behind and sets out to learn the truth about her husband’s disappearance. But is she prepared for what she will learn? When nothing is as it seems, who can you trust? “There is a lot to absorb and I soaked it all up like a sponge, round each twist and turn finding myself completely engrossed in the lives of this couple, both together and apart. This is beautifully and cleverly created, different to any other book I’ve read; expertly written—especially for a debut—I was hooked from the first word right up until the very last and it’s one of those novels which has played at the back of my mind ever since.” —Grace J Reviewerlady

The Woman Next Door

The Woman Next Door
Author: Cass Green
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-07-22
ISBN 10: 0008203555
ISBN 13: 9780008203559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Next Door Book Review:

Two suburban women. Two dark secrets. The almost perfect murder.

The Woman Next Door

The Woman Next Door
Author: Liz Byrski
Publsiher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 1925480038
ISBN 13: 9781925480030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Next Door Book Review:

"The doyenne of women's fiction" West Australian From the bestselling author of A Month of Sundays, with new novel At the End of the Day out now. Over the years, the residents of Emerald Street have become more than just neighbours, they have built lasting friendships over a drink and chat on their back verandahs. Now a new chapter begins with the children having left home. Helen and Dennis have moved from their high maintenance family property to an apartment by the river with all the mod cons. For Joyce and Mac, the empty nest has Joyce craving a new challenge, while Mac fancies retirement on the south coast. Meanwhile, Polly embarks on a surprising long-distance relationship. But she worries about her friend next door. Stella's erratic behaviour is starting to resemble something much more serious than endearing eccentricity... With her trademark warmth and wisdom, Liz Byrski involves us in the lives and loves of Emerald Street, and reminds us what it is to be truly neighbourly. MORE PRAISE FOR THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR "Liz Byrski has a guaranteed cheer squad for her novels which champion ... women taking charge of their life and growing old creatively." Daily Telegraph "Compelling reading, combining great drama with strong and complex characters." West Australian

Millionaire Women Next Door

Millionaire Women Next Door
Author: Thomas J. Stanley
Publsiher: Rosetta Books
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2010-11-25
ISBN 10: 0795314892
ISBN 13: 9780795314896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Millionaire Women Next Door Book Review:

The New York Times–bestselling author of The Millionaire Next Door reveals the spending and saving habits of financially successful women. Millionaire Women Next Door presents a variety of groundbreaking concepts involving the personality, lifestyle, motives, beliefs, and spending habits of economically successful American businesswomen. Most of these women report being raised in nurturing family environments. They were trained not only to succeed financially but also to be generous in giving to noble causes. Stanley asks, “How did these businesswomen become millionaires? They did it by doing more of the key activities and achieving better results than most of their male counterparts.” Praise for Thomas J. Stanley’s The Millionaire Mind “A very good book that deserves to be well read.” —The Wall Street Journal “Worth every cent . . . It’s an inspiration for anyone who has ever been told that he wasn’t smart enough or good enough.” —Associated Press “A high IQ isn’t necessarily an indicator of financial success . . . Stanley tells us that the typical millionaire had an average GPA and frugal spending habits—but good interpersonal skills.” —Entertainment Weekly “Ideas bigger than the next buck.” —Orlando Sentinel

The Woman Next Door

The Woman Next Door
Author: T. M. Wright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1990-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780812527445
ISBN 13: 0812527445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Next Door Book Review:

Christine Bennet's neighbor appears to lead a very charmed life with her perfectly decorated home and her seemingly perfect, loving family. But appearances can be deceiving--and Christine may have everything to fear from the woman next door.

That Woman Next Door

That Woman Next Door
Author: Harper Bliss
Publsiher: Ladylit Publishing
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2021-09-21
ISBN 10: 9464339055
ISBN 13: 9789464339055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

That Woman Next Door Book Review:

Sometimes what you’re running from is exactly what you need Olivia Chevalier is perfectly happy living a quiet life of solitude with her two cats in the tempestuous countryside of Brittany. Olivia’s peace is disrupted when heartbreaker extraordinaire Marie Dievart moves in to the holiday home next door after an event at work makes her flee her everyday life. Olivia hates having a neighbour and Marie is put off by Olivia’s cranky ways. But maybe these two women have more in common than they first believe. Best-selling lesbian romance author Harper Bliss brings you a slow-burn opposites-attract story about the power of connection and opening yourself up to the possibility of love.

The Family Next Door

The Family Next Door
Author: Sally Hepworth
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-03-06
ISBN 10: 1250120918
ISBN 13: 9781250120915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Family Next Door Book Review:

America's next favorite Australian author! "With jaw-dropping discoveries and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies." —Library Journal, starred review Small, perfect towns often hold the deepest secrets. From the outside, Essie’s life looks idyllic: a loving husband, a beautiful house in a good neighborhood, and a nearby mother who dotes on her grandchildren. But few of Essie’s friends know her secret shame: that in a moment of maternal despair, she once walked away from her newborn, asleep in her carriage in a park. Disaster was avoided and Essie got better, but she still fears what lurks inside her, even as her daughter gets older and she has a second baby. When a new woman named Isabelle moves in next door to Essie, she is an immediate object of curiosity in the neighborhood. Why single, when everyone else is married with children? Why renting, when everyone else owns? What mysterious job does she have? And why is she so fascinated with Essie? As the two women grow closer and Essie’s friends voice their disapproval, it starts to become clear that Isabelle’s choice of neighborhood was no accident. And that her presence threatens to bring shocking secrets to light. The Family Next Door is Sally Hepworth at her very best: at once a deeply moving portrait of family drama and a compelling suburban mystery that will keep you hooked until the very last page.

The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door
Author: Shari Lapena
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN 10: 0385686951
ISBN 13: 9780385686952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Couple Next Door Book Review:

An instant New York Times and Globe and Mail bestseller. Look out for Shari Lapena's next thriller, A Stranger in the House, coming August 2017. "Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. The Couple Next Door lingers long after you turn the final page." —Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fool Me Once A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors—a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal and the secrets between husbands and wives. . . . How well do you know the couple next door? Or your husband? Or even—yourself? Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all—a loving relationship, a wonderful home and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they've kept for years. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family—a chilling tale of deception, duplicityand unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.

The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door
Author: Ruth Rendell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN 10: 1476784345
ISBN 13: 9781476784342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Next Door Book Review:

"Mystery novel about friendship, love, and aging. Synopsis: In the wanting months of the second World War, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighborhood. Throughout the summer of 1944--until one father forbids it--the subterranean space becomes their "secret garden," where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female. As the discovery makes national news, the friends come together once again, to recall their days in the tunnel for the detective investigating the case. Is the truth buried among these aging friends and memories? This impromptu reunion causes long-simmering feelings to bubble to the surface. Mild-mannered Alan, stuck in a passionless marriage, begins flirting with Daphne, a glamorous widow who was once his teenage sweetheart. Michael, lonely after the death of his wife, considers contacting his estranged father, who sent Michael to live with an aunt after his mother vanished in 1944. Lewis begins remembering details about his Uncle James, an army private who once accompanied the Children into the tunnels, and who later disappeared. In THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, Rendell brilliantly shatters our assumptions about age, showing that the choices people make--and the emotions behind them--remain as potent in late life as they were in youth"--

The Mother Next Door

The Mother Next Door
Author: Tara Laskowski
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN 10: 1488078122
ISBN 13: 9781488078125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mother Next Door Book Review:

“A polished and entertaining homage to Big Little Lies and Desperate Housewives… The denouement is bonkers, but satisfying.” —The New York Times Book Review “A witty, wicked thriller packed with hidden agendas, juicy secrets, and pitch-perfect satire of the suburban dream.” —Andrea Bartz, New York Times bestselling author of We Were Never Here GOOD MOTHERS… Never show their feelings. Never spill their secrets. Never admit to murder. The annual Halloween block party is the pinnacle of the year on idyllic suburban cul-de-sac Ivy Woods Drive. An influential group of neighborhood moms—known as the Ivy Five—plans the event for months. Except the Ivy Five has been four for a long time. When a new mother moves to town, eager to fit in, the moms see it as an opportunity to make the group whole again. This year’s block party should be the best yet... until the women start receiving anonymous messages threatening to expose the quiet neighborhood’s dark past—and the lengths they’ve gone to hide it. As secrets seep out and the threats intensify, the Ivy Five must sort the loyal from the disloyal, the good from the bad. They’ll do anything to protect their families. But when a twisted plot is revealed, with dangerous consequences, their steady foundation begins to crumble, leaving only one certainty: after this year’s block party, Ivy Woods Drive will never be the same. From award-winning author Tara Laskowski, The Mother Next Door is an atmospheric novel of domestic suspense in which the strive for perfection ends in murder… “Suspenseful, compulsively readable… Extremely fun to read." —ShelfAwareness

The Woman Next Door

The Woman Next Door
Author: Kuniko Mukoda
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2021-04-30
ISBN 10: 9784909473189
ISBN 13: 4909473181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Next Door Book Review:

Lonely people trapped in webs of their own design, seeking hope, love, forgiveness, validation... Five stories reveal the innermost hopes and fears of ordinary women, and men, facing the demands of others and of themselves in cool marriage and cold betrayal, exploring new avenues through new encounters. Mukōda, renowned for her piercing depictions of loneliness, family, and inner turmoil, examines the roles of women and the 'man of the house, ' whether husband, father, or even daughter. Her work explores the pain lurking in unmet expectations of family and love, and the resilience of women and men in finding purpose where none is forthcoming.

That Affair Next Door

That Affair Next Door
Author: Anna Katharine Green
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-07-02
ISBN 10: 1473376777
ISBN 13: 9781473376779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

That Affair Next Door Book Review:

“That Affair Next Door” is a 1897 detective novel by Anne Katherine Green. The story revolves around a mysterious murder that has taken place in an otherwise unremarkable neighbourhood. The property next door to the murder scene is owned by the inquisitive Miss Butterworth, whose piqued curiosity leads to her becoming intrinsic to the solving of this horrific crime. The first instalment of Green's female detective series “The Amelia Butterworth Mysteries” and also number eight in the "Mr Gryce Series", “That Affair Next Door” is a riveting murder mystery not to be missed by fans and collectors of classic detective fiction. Contents include: “Miss Butterworth's Window”, “The Windings of a Labyrinth”, “The Girl in Gray”, and “The End of a Great Mystery”. Anna Katharine Green (1846–1935) was an American novelist and poet. Among the first writers of detective fiction in America, she is considered to be the “mother” of the genre for her legally-accurate and well-thought-out plots. Other notable works by this author include: “The Leavenworth Case” (1878), “A Strange Disappearance” (1880), and “The Sword of Damocles: A Story of New York Life” (1881). Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this vintage detective novel now in a brand new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

The Royals Next Door

The Royals Next Door
Author: Karina Halle
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN 10: 0593334205
ISBN 13: 9780593334201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Royals Next Door Book Review:

One of PopSugar's Top Summer Reads of 2021! An ordinary summer goes royally awry when a prince and princess move next door, bringing their handsome bodyguard with them, from New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle. Piper Evans: elementary school teacher by day--avid romance reader and anonymous podcaster by night. She has a quiet, reclusive life, taking care of her mother, who lives with mental illness, avoiding her regrettable ex, who bartends in town, and trying to make inroads in the tight-knit island community that still sees her, five years in, as an outsider. And she's happy with how things are--really--until British royals rent the property next to hers and their brooding bodyguard decides she's a security threat. Piper quickly realizes that one person's fairy tale is an ordinary woman's nightmare as a media frenzy takes over the island and each run-in with Harrison Cole is hotter and more confusing than the last. But beneath Harrison's no-nonsense exterior lies a soft heart, one that could tempt a woman who's sworn off attachments into believing in white knights. But when Piper finds herself smack in the middle of a royal scandal that rocks the island she'll need more than Harrison's strong arms to shield her--she'll have to do a little rescuing herself. With careers, hearts, and friendships on the line, Piper and Harrison will have to decide what they're willing to give up for a chance at their own happily ever after.

Before and Again

Before and Again
Author: Barbara Delinsky
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN 10: 1250119480
ISBN 13: 9781250119483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before and Again Book Review:

From Barbara Delinsky, the New York Times bestselling author of Blueprints and Sweet Salt Air, a brand-new novel about a woman in hiding finding the courage to face the world again. Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but the resulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter but ultimately of her marriage, family, and friends—and thanks to the nonstop media coverage, even her privacy. Now she lives in Vermont under the name Maggie Reid, in a small house with her cats and dog. She’s thankful for the new friends she’s made—though she can’t risk telling them too much. And she takes satisfaction in working as a makeup artist at the luxurious local spa, helping clients hide the visible outward signs of their weariness, illnesses, and injuries. Covering up scars is a skill she has mastered. Her only goal is to stay under the radar and make it through her remaining probation. But she isn’t the only one in this peaceful town with secrets. When a friend’s teenage son is thrust into the national spotlight, accused of hacking a powerful man’s Twitter account, Maggie is torn between pulling away and protecting herself—or stepping into the glare to be at their side. As the stunning truth behind their case is slowly revealed, Maggie’s own carefully constructed story begins to unravel as well. She knows all too well that what we need from each other in this difficult world is comfort. But to provide it, sometimes we need to travel far outside our comfort zones. From a multimillion-selling master of women’s fiction, Before and Again is a story of the relationships we find ourselves in—mothers and daughters, spouses and siblings, true companions and fair-weather friends—and what kind of sacrifices we are or aren’t willing to make to sustain them through good times and bad.

The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
Publsiher: Carina Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN 10: 1488076286
ISBN 13: 9781488076282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Next Door Book Review:

“Cameron's cleverly conceived and brilliantly executed contemporary romance is elevated by her superb character development and flair for delivering exquisite sexual tension.” —Booklist New York Times bestselling author Chelsea M. Cameron delivers the opposites-attract, sweet-and-sexy small-town romance you’ve been waiting for. Iris Turner hightailed it out of Salty Cove, Maine, without so much as a backward glance. Which is why finding herself back in her hometown—in her childhood bedroom, no less—has the normally upbeat Iris feeling a bit down and out. Her spirits get a much-needed lift, though, at the sight of the sexy girl next door. No one knows why Jude Wicks is back in Salty Cove, and that’s just how she likes it. Jude never imagined she’d be once again living in her parents’ house, never mind hauling lobster like a local. But the solitude is just what she needs—until Iris tempts her to open up. A no-strings summer fling seems like the perfect distraction for both women. Jude rides a motorcycle, kisses hard and gives Iris the perfect distraction from her tangled mess of a life. But come September, Iris is still determined to get out of this zero-stoplight town. That is, unless Jude can give her a reason to stay… Carina Adores is home to romantic love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.

The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door
Author: Jack Ketchum
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 9781503950566
ISBN 13: 1503950565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Next Door Book Review:

Includes two bonus short stories: "Do you love your wife" and "Returns"--(p. [275]- 294).

Not the Girl Next Door

Not the Girl Next Door
Author: Charlotte Chandler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-12-11
ISBN 10: 1471105865
ISBN 13: 9781471105869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not the Girl Next Door Book Review:

As Charlotte Chandler did so well in her previous biographies, she will again draw on the recorded words of Joan Crawford and those who knew her well to paint a rich portrait of the woman and the star. Joan Crawford was born Lucille LeSueur in Texas in 1908. She became a chorus girl in silent films before finding her voice in Possessed(1931) with Clark Gable. Their affair would continue, on and off screen, for many years. Throughout the thirties, Joan continued to earn critical acclaim for her forte of playing career women who never gave up. Her Oscar-winning film Mildred Piercein 1945 began the long-running feud between Joan and Bette Davis, which reached its height with Whatever Happened to Baby Janein 1962. Joan was married four times including once to Douglas Fairbanks Jr, who spoke extensively to Charlotte Chandler for this book. Following her death, Joan's decision to cut her eldest children out of her will prompted her daughter Christina to write the damning bookMommie Dearest which changed Joan's image forever. Charlotte Chandler spent many hours recording interviews with Joan and also those closest to her. What emerges is a subtle portrait of a complex women and a new insight into the legendary actress.