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 1,636 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.


  • Great Read

    By ryanjl865
    At first, it started off slower than I thought but once it hit the climax, I couldn’t not put it down. Enjoy this thriller of a book!

    By TeeHerbo
    I read this book in a day, seriously! You can’t put it down it’s impossible.
  • Entertaining, nothing special

    By kateg__22
    This book was alright. I felt I gave up after initial some information was revealed. Was able to make some predictions. Pretty good book
  • Amazing

    By DeeEnBee
    Wonderful book!
  • What a ride...

    By Intookst
    I have to say I’ve read a lot of books and this one is a great read. I had trouble putting it down. The author makes you believe one thing and then twists and turns it. If you like Mary Higgins Clark you’ll love this book. I plan on reading more from this author as they become’s a MUST read..
  • The couple next door

    By summer_lights
    Must say kept my interest, very good storyline, however was disappointed at the way it ended, thought maybe Anne mother was the one who.....don’t want to spoil it.
  • What a thrilling ride!

    By Kiarra Monique
    Well! This book was not at all what I was expecting and I'm glad for that! The writing style threw me off a bit (the book reads very much like a to-do list example: this happened, then this happened, then X was sad about it.), but once I got used to it, the plot itself sucked me in. Assume NOTHING until the last thirty pages. Because you don't/won't. That's my reader-to-reader advice for you. What a thrilling ride this story was!
  • Best book of 2017

    By MomtotheA's
    If you only read one book this year, make it this one. Quick read that I have passed on to 5 people and everyone gave it 5 stars.
  • Couple Next Door

    By Bev3740
    A lot of twists and turns!! Really holds your interest. Very well written
  • Great read

    By Deanie dude
    You won't be disappointed.