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Over the Fence

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In this addictive novel set in the Depression-era South, New York Times best-selling author Mary Monroe transports listeners to a small Alabama town where home is not always a sanctuary, and two neighboring families let pleasantries mask increasing resentment....

Bootlegging was Milton and Yvonne Hamilton's ticket out of poverty, prison time, and plain bad luck. Now they've moved on - to a bigger, richer pool of clientele - right in their own respectable new middle-class backyard. And their growing friendship with seemingly-perfect couple Joyce and Odell Watson is proving golden in more ways than one....

As Milton soon learns, Odell is hiding an outside family and dubious business dealings. It's the perfect recipe for a blackmail scheme that will help Milton hide his own dirty secrets - even from Yvonne. Better yet, he can take ever more dangerous risks to ace out his liquor-smuggling rivals - and add a lucrative temptation to his illicit services. And Yvonne, emboldened by her husband's new gravy train, delights in tormenting Joyce about everything the snobbish matron doesn't have - especially children. 

But even a winning hand can be played too far. Pushed past their limits, Odell and Joyce will play on Milton's careless boasting - to get him and Yvonne out of their lives for good. And soon, a devastating frame-up will plunge one couple into a living nightmare - and set the stage for explosive retribution....

©2019 Mary Monroe (P)2019 Recorded Books

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I loved it but...

... was a bit disappointed by the way it ended, story should have been concluded

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Loved it!

loved this book and cannot wait for next book. hopefully it won't take as long as this one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-04-19

Awesome

Cannot wait for book 3. I haven't had this level of excitement for a new release since the God Dont Like Ugly series!!!!

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  • Nikki Sharpe
  • 01-05-19

Do not waste your time

If you want to read this book thinking it will provide resolution to the first installment, do not waste your time. This book was written from the perspective of Milton and Yvonne, which sounds interesting, but ultimately never goes anywhere in regards to the plot of the overall story. Get it from your library if you are curious, but do NOT spend money or an credit on it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-04-19

Disappointing

This is my favorite author. I have loved every book written til today for years. This sequel to the first book was boring no point to the story and pointless. It really wasn’t a continuation. It just was not a good book nor interesting.

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  • Cristal W Browders
  • 02-04-19

The ending sucks....i need the next book Now

I have read all Mary Monroe’s books and I am never disappointed. The Neighbor series so far is very interesting, but this one just like the first one ends abruptly. Of course, I'll read the entire series but in my opinion these books could have easily just been one good book..the characters in this series are hilarious

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  • Dee
  • 13-08-19

Audible has a problem

Why does Audible keep in mixing up "Mary Monroe" books with " Mary Alice Monroe". It's annoying and misleading. Audible, you need to do better.

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  • Dawn Y Krushall
  • 19-05-19

Not a good sequel

The sequel was all Yvonne and Milton. No voices from Joyce or Odell. Cliffhanger from 1st book not really addressed. Doubt I will read book 3.

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  • Love2rd
  • 11-09-19

Disappointment at its Finest

this story never had a conclusion,it just ended. I am very disappointed to say the least

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  • Anonymous
  • 14-08-19

Ending Horribly

The ending to the story was sooo disappointing. I would not recommend this book to no one.

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  • Bobbie Thomas
  • 31-07-19

Disappointing

This book is a fast moving story with few surprises. I was very disappointed that the ending left you hanging after listening for 10 hours.

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  • Knittin' Kim
  • 09-07-19

WHAT?

Still trying to figure out the point of the entire book. Plot: Drink. Steal. Repeat.

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