Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 336 pages
Audiobook Length: 8 hours and 40 minutes
First Published: 2016
When their babysitter bails at the last minute, new parents Anne and Marco Conti decide they can still attend a dinner party at their next-door neighbor’s house. Despite checking on baby Cora every half hour, when they return home, she is gone. Suspicion immediately falls on the panicked couple because they are both hiding secrets. A must-read psychological thriller, The Couple Next Door instantly pulled me in and didn’t let me go. I thought the tension and timing of the revelations worked well, and I loved all the twists even though I guessed the ending.
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.
Quotes from The Couple Next Door
It’s much easier to make money if you don’t care who you hurt. If you have scruples, it’s much harder to get rich.
She knows how judgemental mothers are, how good it feels to sit in judgement of someone else.
Everyone is faking it, all of them pretending to be something they’re not. The whole world is built on lies and deceit.
About Shari Lapena
Shari Lapena is the author of the thrillers The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House, An Unwanted Guest, Someone We Know, Everyone Here is Lying, Not a Happy Family, and The End of Her. She currently lives in Toronto. Visit the author’s website →