A terrifying tale of demonic horror close to home from the Bram Stoker Award–nominated author of Live Girls.
Dean Koontz has praised the work of Ray Garton as “gripping, original, and sly” and Ramsey Campbell described it as “nightmarish.” Now, the author of Night Life, Ravenous, and other chilling novels tells the story of a new neighbor who is far less friendly than she appears . . .
The Pritchard family is content enough in their home on Deerfield Avenue—until Lorelle Dupree moves in across the street. Their new neighbor is pleasant, and also astonishingly beautiful. She catches young Robby’s eye through a window while he’s in a very compromising position, and eventually, he surrenders to her advances. So does his father. And his stepmother. And many others on Deerfield Avenue.
But something about Lorelle’s seduction leaves them spent, even sick. Her influence begins to change them in shocking ways—and then the killings start. This new neighbor doesn’t just want their bodies; she wants their souls . . .
A novel of supernatural evil from a Grand Master of Horror, The New Neighbor is a riveting story of demonic depravity hidden behind the facades of a quiet small town.
Schlockmeister Garton (Sex and Violence in Hollywood), with tongue firmly in cheek, serves up an X-rated fable about a glamorous new neighbor, Lorelle Dupree, who generously provides the answers to everyone's erotic dreams in a Chicago suburb. Few readers will be surprised when a courageous preacher figures out that Lorelle is "a daughter of Lilith... a sexual vampire." Adolescent males who can afford the high sticker price will gobble this easy read up like popcorn, while the more mature may smile at its excesses and its sense of the ridiculous.