Author Ania Ahlborn is generating quite a bit of buzz on the literary horror scene, and we’re pleased to present an excerpt from her latest novel, The Neighbors, which Thomas & Mercer released this week.
You may recognize Ahlborn’s name as the author of Seed, which was recently optioned by Amazon Studios. She self-published that book, and fans drove it to the #1 horror spot on Amazon, keeping it there for over a month. No doubt The Neighbors, an insidiously entertaining tale of psychological suspense and mounting terror, will follow in its predecessor’s footsteps and land at the top of the heap as well.
At the intersection of Blue Velvet and Basic Instinct lies The Neighbors.
Andrew Morrison sacrificed everything—his childhood, his education, and the girl of his dreams—to look after his alcoholic mother. But enough is enough, and now he’s determined to get out and live his life. That means trading the home he grew up in for a rented room in the house of an old childhood friend—both of which are in sorry shape.
The only thing worse than Drew’s squalid new digs and sullen new roommate is the envy he feels for the house next door: a picture-perfect suburban domicile straight out of Norman Rockwell, with a couple of happy householders to match. But the better acquainted he gets with his new neighbors—especially the sweet and sexy Harlow Ward—the more he suspects unspeakable darkness beyond the white picket fence.
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