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 4,586 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.


  • Tantalizing

    By R8chlsmom
    Keeps you hooked from the very beginning!
  • Decent but disappointing?

    By ash_jask
    Plot was intriguing and kept me from wanting to put the book down. Writing style was easy to follow. The ending was rather disappointing. I’m all for an ending that leaves you guessing, but this one just felt poorly done.
  • Loved It

    By tsm clan
    I have all her books even down to the newest one I’m amazed about how she brings these to life and what also amazes me is outstanding plots I’m just going say I was taking away
  • Not worth it

    By hshfkfnb
    At all
  • A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!!

    By Katriece13
    So, I honestly didn’t know what to expect, but I once I started reading I couldn’t stop flipping the pages! The book grabs you at the beginning making you want to keep reading && THE ENDING!!!!!! Omg........ I felt it coming in the last chapter, but I didn’t think like.... omg ! Love LOVE LOVE IT!! Definitely one of my new favorite authors! This is the first book I’ve read from Ms. Lapena and I am not disappointed!!❤️❤️❤️
  • Not a Fan

    By LaiJayy
    I had high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, it just dragged on and on. The storyline got so messy and unattractive. It became quite annoying to read. I was over it less than halfway through. However, I finished the book, hoping that it would get did not.
  • Good suspenseful, surprising ,luring read

    By Jaydee76
    Very good,suspenseful,surprising read.It will have you not wanting to stop.With a suspenseful,surprising outcome over and over as the chapters finish
  • So Good

    By Em8198
    I couldn’t put this book down, finished it in a weekend. Such a good read.
  • Good quick read

    By AnchorLady22
    This book has a lot of interesting parts. As the story unravels, you are kind of told what will happen, but in a way keeps you guessing. The very end was unexpected.
  • 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.