The Widow Next Door by L.A. Detwiler

The Widow Next Door

Title: The Widow Next Door

Author: L.A. Detwiler

Release Date:  November 12th 2018

Pages: 268

Genre: Thriller, Mystery



Rating: DNF


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…



Newlyweds Alex and Jane move to an idyllic house on Briston Lane. They are excited about their new home and an elderly neighbor seems to be very welcoming, but she seems to watch them from the rocking chair every day. Alex doesn’t find it disturbing, is he right?

I was really excited to read this book, the premise sounded so interesting and very suspenseful. Unfortunately I didn’t finish the book, because it didn’t grab my attention, it was very slow paced. It was mostly filled with an elderly woman’s day to day life and I didn’t see the character development to compensate the lacking of suspense I expected. Because it’s a decut novel, I want to try the author’s next book to see whether I’d like that one better.

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