The Woman Next Door

The Woman Next Door

by Barbara Delinsky
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The Woman Next Door by Barbara Delinsky

In The Woman Next Door, New York Times bestselling novelist Barbara Delinsky delivers her most engaging novel to date, a story of trust, jealousy, and the struggle to keep love alive.
On a charming cul-de-sac in suburban Connecticut, three close-knit couples find their long-cherished harmony undone when a lovely, younger neighbor, widowed a year ago and presumably still unattached, becomes pregnant.
Who is the father? Could it be one of the husbands?
One by one, the couples turn inward, taking stock of their marriages and of the loyalties that perhaps have been taken too much for granted. In each case this close scrutiny reveals a weakness, and for each wife the situation becomes the kind of crisis that forces her to make a decision, one that will result in either the strengthening or the dissolution of her marriage.
Filled with suspense, surprises, and the kind of insights into the minds and hearts of her characters that have won Barbara Delinsky a huge and loyal following, The Woman Next Door is an ingenious portrait of suspicion and deception, faith and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743217514
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 07/31/2001
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 77,473
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Barbara Delinsky has written more than twenty New York Times bestselling novels, with over thirty million copies in print. Her books are highly emotional, character-driven studies of marriage, parenthood, sibling rivalry and friendship. She is also the author of a breast cancer handbook. A breast cancer survivor herself, Barbara donates her author proceeds from the book to fund a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hostipal. Visit her at www.barbaradelinsky.com.

Hometown:

Newton, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

August 9, 1945

Place of Birth:

Boston, Massachusetts

Education:

B.A. in Psychology, Tufts University, 1967; M.A. in Sociology, Boston College, 1969

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Woman Next Door 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
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April Walker More than 1 year ago
The only reason I finished this book is because I wanted to see who the father was. This was is too wordy and predictable. Its the first book ive read by this author, I will try again, hopefully next one will be better.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't believe how many people actually liked this book. I thought it was terrible. So happy that I did not buy it. My interest was peaked by Amandas' fertility journey, however even that got tiresome. It was the same treatment over and over. Move on with another treatment! The love between Amanda and her husband was so sappy. I literally rolled my eyes while reading. If Karen was my neighbor I would have moved! What a bunch of nosey neighbors. What happened with Georgia? Who knows? I just wanted it to end. This book was a waste of time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by Delinsky and I wasn't impressed. I thought it was pretty slow moving and uninteresting. Some parts had my attention peaked, but most of the time I just wanted to get to the end, so I could find out who the father was. But, I will probably try one of her other novels.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first Delinski's book I have read and I became I fan of her. It is an engaging story since page 1. Interesting and enterteining. Good topic to discuss among book club peers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was my first Barbara Delinsky book; however, it will not be the last. I thoroughly enjoyed this page-turner. It was very hard to put it down. I enjoyed the twists and turns, it was really excellent. Amanda's relationships with Graham's family was so believable. I would like to read a sequel to their lives!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A true page turner. A believable story (except for the occupation of one of the characters..milkman, which is non-existant now a days) which deals with every day issues many of us have had to deal with or wonder, just how would we deal with them if presented to us. This story makes the reader really do some thinking. I read this in 2 evenings and loved it...
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this feel good novel, Delinsky offers up believable characters in a well-crafted everyday story. There were other important daily issues that complemented the main plot, such as teenage suicide, infertility, a mother¿s worry about her children¿s behaviour, a cheating husband, doubts in trust and friendship, discontent between stepmother and stepsons, all of which enhances the roads and bends in the novel, making it a nourishing read. It explores the frailty of the human emotions. With just one problem, husbands and wives can lash out and turn on each other without reasonable aforethought. What struck me the most was the author¿s way of developing the characters that they seemed real and lifelike, especially the women. You have the jaded wife, Karen Cotter; a philanderer for a husband had caused her to be suspicious of the littlest things, yet her need to prove that he had repent grated on the other wives when she indirectly points out that their husbands could have been the culprit. Then there was Amanda, whose desperate need for a child diminished her otherwise wonderful marriage and caused her to shut herself from the one person she loved with all her heart. Amidst the vivid settings and expressive cast members, The Woman Next Door will enlighten women all over. Suhainah Wahiduddin
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Woman Next Door was a true page turner. I just did not want to put this novel down at any time. Barbary Delinsky brings out human nature in its purest most honest form. This novel delves into marital relationships and just as importantly, the relationships between sons and mothers, fathers and sons and so much more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read many of Barbara Delinsky's books and have enjoyed them very much! This book shows how insecurities in a marriage can cause people to place blame on others. This book was great and I recommend it highly to other readers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was definitely a page turner - kept my interest enough to allow me to read the whole 371 pages in a day and a half. However, some details were a bit unrealistic - I mean, in this day & age, how many people really still use the milkman? And would we really think he got her pregnant? Although through the book, I never did figure out who the father was, all the other endings were no surprise. Typical love story - all's well that end's well. Just a tad unrealistic, but still a good story!