The Woman Next Door: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Barbara Delinsky

Narrated By: Laura Hicks

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: February 2012

Duration: 10 hours 54 minutes

Summary:

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, turns up 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.

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  • Sheryl Adamson

    Very well written. The story kept me interested all the way thru.

  • Anonymous

    This novel seemed to be overly obsessive with one subject, and had little variety to create some anticipation for the listener. I was disappointed

  • Anonymous

    This book was very good. I guess I related to a lot of the main character's problems and I found myself putting myself in her place a few years back. It was very enjoyable

  • Joni Williamson

    Just wish it was unabridged. I prefer that format. I love Barbara Delinsky, though, all of her books are always excellent.

  • Annette Kordgien

    Not a bad listen but have listened to/read better. Would not rent it again

  • Anonymous

    Good for small-minded people. Makes no sense. The whole mystery is who fathered some woman's baby. Who cares?

  • Gem SPECTOR

    A suburban bodice-ripper: Knotts Landing meets Barbara Cartland. If you find the subject of infertility within a Catholic family to be an interesting story structure, then you are in for a treat. Submitted by Gem Spector

  • Alesha

    The Woman Next Door was an interesting romance novel. The characters were well developed but at time the plot was a little slow. I found the characters easy to identify with. Overall this was a nice book to listen to if you like romance novels with a little mystery in them. The plot kept you guessing until the very end!

  • Barbara

    I enjoyed this book but thought it moved a little slow. The narrator was good and the characters were quite real.

  • Gem Spector

    A suburban bodice-ripper: Knotts Landing meets Barbara Cartland. If you find the subject of infertility within a Catholic family to be an interesting story structure, then you are in for a treat.