The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

The Couple Next DoorThe Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Anne and Marco Conti are going through the unthinkable for any parent. Invited to a party at the next door neighbor’s their babysitter cancels at the last moment so Marco convinces Anne that they can take the baby monitor and periodically check in on the baby and all will be fine. Unfortunately at the end of the night a little after 1am the Conti’s return home to find their baby daughter Cora missing from her crib.

Told from the different POV’s throughout the read The Couple Next Door is an intense read as the secrets and lies of that horrible night are uncovered. Definitely a page turning thriller that I was completely hooked on until the very last page waiting to find out just what had happened to little Cora and who had been behind it all.

I started off this one thinking fairly early on that the ending was going to be an obvious one but boy am I always glad when I’m wrong and the twists and turns keep coming. Anne and Marco are a compelling couple as you read about all it is that the pair have to hide in their lives and how the night in question came about.

Overall, a great psychological thrill ride that will have you guessing all along the way.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

12 Comments on “The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

    • I can understand, it’s the fact that a child is missing that I just can’t put the story down until I know… the absolute worst nightmare for a parent. 😦

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  1. I’m so glad you rated this so high.. with only the title in my email header, I was interested, your review has added this to my reading list 👍

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  2. My request for this book was denied and now reading your review…sigh I missed out on a great book. The blurb is so promising and I am so glad to hear that the book is just as good. Great review. I will look out for this one.

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    • Thanks, sorry you didn’t get approved for this one too. I didn’t think I was going to get a copy but suddenly they approved me Friday which of course I didn’t wait very long then before I dove right in. 🙂


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