#17 – The Girl Next Door – Jack Ketchum
This horror novel is very unnerving and is not for those who are faint-hearted. The story is about two sisters, one called Meg, and the other one Susan, whose parents suddenly die. The girls are set into the care of their aunt Ruth, who becomes more and more mentally detoriated after she has to care for two more kids.
After Megan attacks some boy for mocking her, Ruth locks her up in the cellar and tortures her. The story later sets on David, who falls in love with Meg, and tries to save both her and Susan from Ruth, but sadly, the girls end up being murdered by Ruth, who becomes extremely mentally ill.