The Boy Next Door
by Irene Sabatini
-information taken from the Hachette Book Group website
Years after circumstances split them apart, Ian returns to a much-changed Zimbabwe to see Lindiwe, now a sophisticated, impassioned young woman, and discovers a devastating secret that will alter both of their futures, and draw them closer together even as the world seems bent on keeping them apart. The Boy Next Door is a moving and powerful debut about two people finding themselves and each other in a time of national upheaval.
About the Author
Irene Sabatini spent her childhood in the laid back city of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, gobbling up books from the Public Library. After University in Harare she ventured across continents to Colombia, excited by the chance to live in, learn from, and be inspired by a new culture. One early morning she found herself in the lush countryside outside Bogotá, sitting on the veranda of a former Dominican monastery: in the quiet, she opened a red notebook and started writing. She has yet to stop.
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The Boy Next Door is an intense story. It is very well written but has a unique style that takes a bit of getting used to. The subject matter is not always happy, and in fact can be rather depressing, but the author has created a very engaging storyline that kept my interest the whole way through. It is not a particularly easy read but it is definitely worth the time and energy. I would absolutely recommend this book.
Thanks so much to the Hachette Book Group for sending me a review copy of this book and for sponsoring this giveaway.
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