The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next DoorThe Couple Next Door
By Shari Lapena
Source Received from the publisher
Published by Pamela Dorman Books on August 23, 2016

Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

three-half-stars

Cover image and summary from Goodreads:

How well do you know the couple next door? Or your husband? Or even—yourself?  

People are capable of almost anything. . . 
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.

I love a good mystery, and The Couple Next Door had such an intriguing premise. I read this very quickly, mostly in one sitting, staying up late into the night so I could finish.

The story took some really good twists and turns, and it was definitely a page-turner. I didn’t love the book though. I can’t put my finger on it – it was a fun, entertaining read, but it didn’t connect with me on a deeper level. It was fun, but I didn’t get anything more out of it, you know?

Recommended. While it wasn’t a book I loved, it was a gripping mystery/thriller that kept me up late!

three-half-stars

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