By Ania Ahlborn
Thomas & Mercer, Paperback, 9781612184456, 223pp.
Publication Date: November 27, 2012
Welcome to Magnolia Lane. It's not exactly a little slice of heaven, but in the backwater town of Creekside, Kansas, it's the best a jobless supermarket clerk like Andrew Morrison can do. After sacrificing a normal childhood, a decent education, and true love to look after his alcoholic mother, he's finally breaking free and living his own life but in the squalid house he's sharing with a former childhood friend, the living isn t exactly easy. Plus, there's something about the chipper, all-American couple next door that's just downright creepy. However, that doesn t keep Drew from accepting a job as their handyman or surrendering to the wiles of perfect housewife Harlow Ward, a woman who always gets what she wants. Drew, like a string of hapless young men before him, doesn t realize he's dancing with a devil one dressed to the nines in high heels and pearls.