The Girl Next Door

Somebody’s Knocking’…


Suburbia in the 1950s. A nice quiet simpler time to grow up – unless you count the McCarthy trials and red-scares and the shadow of the Bomb, and the Cold War, unless you could see the dark side emerging. And on a quiet tree-lined dead-end street, in the dark damp basement of the Chandler house, it’s emerging big-time for teenage Meg and her crippled sister Susan – whose parents are dead now, who are left captive to the savage whims and rages of a distant Aunt who is rapidly descending into madness. It is a madness that infects all three of her sons – and finally an entire neighborhood. Only one troubled boy stands hesitantly between Meg and Susan and their cruel, tortuous deaths. A boy with a very adult decision to make. Between love and compassion, and lust and evil.


Features an introduction by Stephen King.


Limited Editions also feature afterwords by Christopher Golden, Lucy Taylor, Edward Lee, Philip Nutman, and Stanley Wiater, and are signed by all contributors, including Neal McPheeters, who provided the cover art.

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Overlook Connection Press

Limited Edition

52 signed, lettered copies with exclusive endpaper art in mahogany slipcase with door
500 signed, numbered slipcased copies
Trade Hardcover Edition
Trade Paperback Edition


1996 (limited and hardcover editions)
2003 (trade paperback edition)


Hardcover and Trade Paperback


391 pages (limited editions)
353 pages (trade hardcover)
233 pages (trade paperback)




0-9633397-3-7 (lettered edition)
0-9633397-2-9 (numbered edition)
0-9633397-4-5 (trade hardcover)
1-8929506-1-8 (trade paperback)