Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner

     The narrative in The Neighbor begins with an tense and suspensful beginning, leading up to some unexpected twists and turns. Filled with darkness and yet a frgile sense of new beginnings, confusion reigns supreme. Is Jason really the cold calculating killer as expected or is he the exceptional father he seems on the outside. Leave it to D.D Warren to find those answers.
This novel takes us into the workings of the parole system and the mind of a sex offender and shows us the dark side of what disfunctional families really are. The ending has several surprises for the Lisa Gardner fan that are certainly unexpected. There are some very dark moments and this is a thriller to the end.

I did find it a slow read, The narrative seemed a little disjointed and created confusion drawing the book out and keeping it from being one of those books that are hard to put down. It did keep me guessing and that kept me reading as I wanted to know the answers. Lisa Gardner ends this novel with several surpirses which she is known for.

Rated 3/5

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