March 20, 2013

Wish List Wednesday #133: Ania Ahlborn's "The Neighbors"

WLW is a recurring blog segment in which I highlight a book I have on my wish list. Sometimes it's a new release, sometimes a beloved classic, and sometimes it's a hidden gem.

Neighbors. Aren't they just the worst? Eh, actually I've had the good fortune to live next door to some good eggs over the years. The a-holes tend to live a few doors down. Still, neighbors have never been a source of horror for me. My first college roommates on the other hand, those were the stuff of nightmares.

Ania Ahlborn made a bit of a name for herself with her self-published horror novel, Seed, which I had on my wish list not too long ago. Then she came out with her sophomore effort in the fall, a book that delves into the psychological terror that is The Neighbors.

The whole white-picket fence thing never really appealed to me, possibly due to having to paint a couple of them and the tedium entailed with that. Anyway, this new book involves a young man who meets a couple of charming neighbors after renting a room in the dilapidated home of his childhood friend. But things turn a bit into the weird and wary as he learns more and more about his new friends.

Sounds good to me. How about you? Any nightmare neighbor stories you'd care to share?

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