Oh, how I love a twisty mystery thriller. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena was unpredictable, compelling and at times gut wrenching. Thankfully, she has two other books out so I can continue to read her riveting stories. Those best sellers are A Stranger in the House and An Unwanted Guest. You better believe they’re both on my To Read list!
The Couple Next Door was a total page turner. As each new layer is revealed, you’ll be completely shocked. I found myself asking, “What could possibly come next?” Because it is a story of a kidnapped child there is this urgency for resolution, though it doesn’t come quickly. Instead, the challenges just keep coming.
I recommend this book if you love suspense. Shari Lapena builds the complicated thriller beautifully across many layers of deception. As it all unravels, I found myself urgently turning pages for resolution.
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.