The Woman Next Door

Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
Original Publish Date: Feb 21, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.87 hours)
Product Number: Z100135240
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442353503
Narrator/s: Laura Hicks
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A compelling and haunting exploration of the secrets and shadows that can be hidden within a marriage from the New York Times bestselling author of Before and Again. The easy harmony that exists between three close-knit couples on a charming cul-de-sac in suburban Connecticut is shattered when a beautiful young woman, widowed and unattached, reveals she is pregnant. Rumors and questions begin spreading about the potential father. One by one, the couples turn inward, taking stock of their marriages and discover weaknesses they had previously ignored. As each wife struggles with this sudden crisis, they discover that they are being forced into making a decision—one that could result in either the strengthening or the dissolution of her marriage. An ingenious portrait of suspicion and deception, faith and love, Barbara Delinsky's "adept and compelling exploration of the inner workings of the modern upper-class American family makes for one of her best books" (Booklist).

All formats/editions

Author(s): Barbara Delinsky
Product Number EB00574798
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9780743217514

Professional reviews

"This unusual love story combines the relationships of three couples living on a cul-de-sac and the mystery of a beautiful widow who is pregnant one year after the death of her husband. As the story unfolds, Karen Ziemba's sweet voice wraps itself around the emotional needs of each character, from the neglected wife to the wandering husband, from the widow to the childless couple. Ziemba's emotional vocal performance illuminates the daily interactions of these neighbors, their struggles to keep their marriages fresh and rewarding, and their questions about the widow's pregnancy. Ziemba keeps up with each twist of the plot until the surprising end. M.B.K. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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