Saturday, September 20, 2014

Things I Didn't Finish - The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum

The Girl Next Door
by Jack Ketchum
1989 Warner Books

I know I'm actually missing out here, but this has two of my biggest pet peeves - first person narrative and regional dialect.  Combined, it doesn't even register in my brain - I didn't make through one page.

Instead, try the always excellent Crime Library's account of the true story it's based on, the torture and death of teen Sylvia Likens at the hands of a 37 year old woman and gang of children and teens.  The case inspired several books prior to Ketchum's, as well as the Pain Teens' song "Basement".

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