By Ania Ahlborn
(Thomas & Mercer, Paperback, 9781612184456, 223pp.)
Publication Date: November 2012
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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.