The Neighbors by Ania Ahlborn is a character driven psychological work of fiction in which almost every character mentioned is either broken already or twisted en route to broken. The reader may finish the book hoping to never meet such a weird group in real life. It will probably be difficult for a reader to not have sympathy for almost all characters, even the deeply multi-flawed Harlow. Ahlborn has kept language very restrained to describe relationships that would make Freud sit up and take notice. Harlow’s methods of unfriending her “boys” can come across as gruesome but the descriptive language is inoffensive.