The Couple Next Door - Shari Lapena

The Couple Next Door

By Shari Lapena

  • Release Date: 2016-08-23
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 4,223 Ratings



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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.


  • The ending???

    By coco9966
    The book was great.. couldn’t put it down. But the ending was terrible. You can’t just end a book like that lol I need to know what happens next.
  • Don’t bother.

    Very predictable. Poor writing.
  • It’s really a triangle.

    By Dhm0803
    Characters are limited and although the book has basically 4.5 of them that are introduced, they are not developed and very stereotypical. Subject matter and plots are dabbled and left hanging. There’s a lot of make up explaining when characters are connected or unpacked later in the novel, as if connection and closure are an afterthought.
  • Ponderingly Bad

    By Blue Space
    Starts with real promise and then meanders
  • Ughhhhh

    By SammieD22
    was a bit let down by the ending 4/5
  • Amazing!!!

    By amh9717
    This book so extremely suspenseful, there’s not a time that there isn’t a plot twist. Im VERY pleased with this purchase, I finished the book within two days from not wanting to stop reading!! 100% recommend.
  • Not as good as expected

    By sarabluerose
    I didn’t find the writing too interesting. Everything was predictable.
  • Couple next door

    By Peach gal
    Fast read, not a terribly creative plot
  • The couple next door

    By alepp88
    Great book- kept you wanting to read more to find out everything. Absolutely one of my favorite books!
  • Easy to read, good suspense

    By Era10s
    Wish the main character was smarter and more interesting, and her childhood experiences was a real traumatic event instead of something too weak like observing something experiencing heart attach. That’s weak... Other than that, it’s a good fast read!