The Boy Next Door

The Boy Next Door

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by Josie Lloyd, Emlyn Rees
     
 

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When they were young, Fred and Mickey thought that nothing could tear them apart. They were wrong.

Now, Mickey is a single mother, and Fred is on the verge of getting married. But when they see each other for the first time in fifteen years, they'll discover what happens when true love hits close to home.

Overview

When they were young, Fred and Mickey thought that nothing could tear them apart. They were wrong.

Now, Mickey is a single mother, and Fred is on the verge of getting married. But when they see each other for the first time in fifteen years, they'll discover what happens when true love hits close to home.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees:

“Brilliantly written and wittily observed.” –Express

“Vivid and funny.” –The Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425184493
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
05/07/2002
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees each had novels of their own published before teaming up to write Come Together and Come Again and The Boy Next Door. They are married and have a daughter.

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The Boy Next Door 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
pachfl94 More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing..I enjoyed it soooo much...i truly dont think there are many books like this..its romantic...funny...loving, it made me cry, laugh...just one word for it AMAZING
Guest More than 1 year ago
You really get a feel for these characters in the format taken. Fun read.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Growing up, as next door neighbors in early 1980s Rushton, England, Mickey and Fred were best friends doing everything together sort of Siamese twins. They expected their friendship to go years beyond their first cigarette and kiss to their last dying breath. However, the death of his father intercedes and the duo is separated as Fred and his family moves away. Fifteen years later both are ignorant that the other also resides in London. The divorced Mickey raises a son by herself while managing a flower shop. Fred is a marketing manager for an Internet news site. He is engaged, but keeps asking ¿is that all there is¿? That is until he accidentally runs into Mickey. With his wedding one month away, Fred wonders if he loves Mickey or just nostalgic over seeing his best bud from the happiest period in his life?

THE BOY NEXT DOOR uses the technique of alternating first person perspectives (between Fred and Mickey) that Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees are so adept at making work. The ¿He thinks, She thinks¿ story line focuses on the angst of the understandable lead characters with flashbacks to their idyllic childhood and the abrupt end of their personal Eden. Though his fiancee Rebecca is not much of a rival as she is too selfish to matter to Fred or readers, this novel will motivate readers to seek previous books from this dynamic duo (COME TOGETHER) while wondering what Josie wrote and what Emlyn wrote.

Harriet Klausner