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The Couple Next Door: A Novel
by Shari Lapena

Published: 2017-05-30
Paperback : 336 pages
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Shari Lapena’s new thriller, AN UNWANTED GUEST, is available now!

The twists come as fast [as] you can turn the pages. People

Provocative and shocking.” —Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Find Her

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Shari Lapena’s new thriller, AN UNWANTED GUEST, is available now!

The twists come as fast [as] you can turn the pages. People

Provocative and shocking.” —Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Find Her

“I read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline.  The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting!” —Sue Grafton, New York Times bestselling author of X

It all started at a dinner party. . .

A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors—a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. . .

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all—a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night, when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately lands on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story.

Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they've kept for years. 

What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family—a chilling tale of  deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.

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Did you think the nieghbor Cynthia knows that the step father is involved in the kidknapping? Or does she just not like kids?And is that why Cora can't come to the party?
by SUPERMOM2 (see profile) 02/24/17

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by [email protected] (see profile) 04/23/20

I, personally, was not too fond of the writing style itself. After establishing the plot, which was very early on, it was a tad slow but towards the middle/end there were more and more twists which I didn’t... (read more)

 
by [email protected] (see profile) 01/30/20

January read complete. Thanks to a #BookSwapWithBae. The Couple Next Door is definitely a page turner. Could you Imagine leaving your new born baby at home to attend a party next door...just... (read more)

 
by tlctlcx2 (see profile) 01/25/20

 
by [email protected] (see profile) 11/03/19

We gave it a B.

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