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A father's release from prison strains family ties to the breaking point in MacDonald's latest domestic thriller. Successful physician Duncan Avery was convicted 15 years ago of stabbing his wife Marsha to death in their suburban New Jersey home, scattering what remained of his family to the winds. His oldest son Patrick's girlfriend Lindsay Farrell is packed off to Europe to avoid the scandal, while Patrick slinks off to Rutgers in despair. Daughter Nina goes to live with her mother's elderly Aunt Mary, and Jimmy, the youngest, is left in care of the Averys' postman, George Connelly, and his wife Rose in hope that their religious devotion with help him overcome his drug addiction. Now that Duncan has earned his parole, only Nina seems willing to be reunited with him. She moves him into her sublet, and when the condo association balks at having a convicted felon in the building, takes him off to New Jersey to live with her at Aunt Mary's, despite the crimp it puts in her budding New York acting career. The real damage, though, is to her relationship with her siblings, who can't see why Nina wants to offer Duncan shelter-much less why she wants to help prove his innocence. MacDonald (Suspicious Origin, 2003, etc.) introduces a healthy balance of introspection and interaction into her tale of deeply unhealthy family dynamics.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2004 : Hardback
Title: The Girl Next Door: A Novel
Author(s): Patricia MacDonald
ISBN: 0743423615 / 9780743423618 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria
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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : Paperback
Title: The Girl Next Door: A Novel
Author(s): Patricia MacDonald
ISBN: 1476738912 / 9781476738918
Publisher: Gallery Books
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October 2003 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Girl Next Door: A Novel
Author(s): Patricia MacDonald
ISBN: 0743423623 / 9780743423625 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Audio Editions

August 2004 : Audio CD
Title: Girl Next Door, the (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Patricia MacDonald
ISBN: 1415904677 / 9781415904671 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon CA   

2004 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Girl Next Door {Unabridged Audio}
Author(s): Patricia MacDonald
ISBN: 1415904669 / 9781415904664 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

May 2010 : Kindle edition
Title: The Girl Next Door: A Novel
Author(s): Patricia MacDonald
ISBN: B003L786WI
Publisher: Pocket Books
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