Synopses & Reviews
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.
"[A] suspenseful, heart-wrenching debut... After numerous twists and turns, Lapena delivers one final, deftly crafted surprise." Publishers Weekly
"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
"The twists come as fast [as] you can turn the pages." People
"Provocative and shocking. One crime, an entire neighborhood of suspects, secrets and lies. How well do we ever know those around us? The Couple Next Door will keep you glued the pages in search of the answer. Even then, you’ll never guess the truth…until it’s too late." Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Find Her
"Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. The Couple Next Door lingers long after you turn the final page." Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fool Me Once
About the Author
Shari Lapena worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before turning to writing fiction. She has written two award-winning literary novels, and her suspense debut, The Couple Next Door, was a New York Times and an international bestseller. A Stranger in the House is her second thriller.