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The Couple Next Door

by Shari Lapeña

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""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 "Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR lingers long after you turn the final page."--Harlan Coben, #1New York Times bestselling author of Fool Me Once "Provocative and shocking."--Lisa Gardner, the New York Times bestselling author of Find Her How well do you know the couple next door? Or your husband? Or even--yourself? People are capable of almost anything. 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 focuses 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"--… (more)
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I hate everything about this book except maybe for the missing baby...every single character in this book is bland and just falls short of anything really. It had so much potential but man! so many plot holes and Marco is a piece of shit...actually everyone is...again except the baby. Ugh did not like this book at all. The ending was probably the only good thing, but does not make up for the shit that is the rest of he book. ( )
  prebs29 | Jul 6, 2024 |
Like eating a pint of Ben & Jerry's in one setting... You know you shouldn't even have this in your hands, but you can't. put. it. down.

This has no nutritional (or intellectual) value. You feel a little sick after gorging on it, but it's okay every once in awhile, right? (right?) ( )
  jj24 | May 27, 2024 |
Ließ sich gut lesen, ist auch nicht unspannend. Aber der Stil ist sehr distanziert. Ich habe zu keinem einzigen der Protagonisten eine Beziehung aufgebaut. Schade... ( )
  Katzenkindliest | Apr 23, 2024 |
it started off well, promising with some serious twists and turns....then it got repetitive and you could see the next twist coming from a mile away. With 30 pages left we weren't thinking "who-dun-it", we were thinking "are we done yet?" ( )
  soup_house | Apr 9, 2024 |
Docked it for poor writing. Eesh.
Story was decent. But the writing just tanked it for me. ( )
  RochelleJones | Apr 5, 2024 |
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...the set-up is fantastic – it’s just when Lapena has to deliver on the answers that the novel starts to slip.
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Borg, MarjaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Kempter, FriederikeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Potter, KirstenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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""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 "Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR lingers long after you turn the final page."--Harlan Coben, #1New York Times bestselling author of Fool Me Once "Provocative and shocking."--Lisa Gardner, the New York Times bestselling author of Find Her How well do you know the couple next door? Or your husband? Or even--yourself? People are capable of almost anything. 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 focuses 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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