The Widow Next Door L.A. Detwiler

51yo6qyanil._ac_us218_Pub: Avon

A beautiful house. A new beginning. The almost perfect neighbours…

When newlyweds Jane and Alex Clarke move into an idyllic house on the quaint Bristol Lane, they are excited for a new beginning in what will be their ‘forever home’.

And when an elderly neighbour welcomes them, she soon becomes a friend. But she grows a little too interested in the couple next door as she sits watching them, day in, day out, from the rocking chair in her window.

Alex says it will be fine. After all, she’s a lonely widow who just wants some company. But when she invites Jane into her home, who knows what she’ll find there…


My review 

The Widow Next Door is a gripping, dark  and at times disturbing tale.

When Jane and Alex move into 312 Bristol Lane, they have high hopes for a happy life and a new baby, but very soon things change.

Jane befriends the widow next door and as she is their only neighbour, it helps relieve some of her boredom having someone to chat to.

This story is told from the widows viewpoint, with her memories of her childhood and her own marriage, we get to see life on Bristol Lane from a very different perspective.

Of course there is a notion of a secret very early on. It had me intrigued and I was quickly absorbed by this book. Is the widow all that she seems?? …. The widow is watching..and seems to be waiting!!

I loved the tale. It is a pacy read and is superbly written. I am going to recommend it to my reading group as I think it gives a lot to discuss,

It is an entertaining read and I am looking forward to reading the authors next novel.




About the Author

L.A. Detwiler is an author and high school English teacher from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. During her final year at Mount Aloysius College, she started writing her first fiction novel, which was published in 2015. She has also written articles that have appeared in several women’s publications and websites. L.A. Detwiler lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad. They have five cats and a mastiff named Henry.




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