The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

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 It all started at a dinner party. . . A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently frien...

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Title:The Couple Next Door
Author:Shari Lapena
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:The Couple Next Door
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:308 pages pages

The Couple Next Door Reviews

  • Elyse Walters
    Sep 04, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Aug 30, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

  • Wendy Darling
    Jul 13, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

  • Sue
    Jul 15, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

  • Josu Grilli
    Jan 16, 2017

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishing, and also to Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review* Goodness me, this book was so full of twists and turns, I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now! Imagine the horror ...

    First of all, I'm a skeptic by nature. By going into a thriller, I go in grudgingly knowing I'm going to be critical. Suspending belief shouldn't be required for a story done well. As I'm reading, this is the constant chatter going on in my head recalling Elaine in a Seinfeld episode...

    Most of my friends loved this, but I wasn't as wrapt. At all. Yes, very, very edge of your seat worthy reading, but the end result was a little flat for me. As a debut, this was brilliant work and I commend the author for writing a book that most of us just could not put down. I fel...

    2.75 I never read drama like this before Was almost to be worst book of 2017 ...

    I highly enjoyed "A Stranger in the House" so I was very much looking forward to reading Shari Lapena's previous novel "The Couple Next Door". As expected I thoroughly enjoyed it, I raced through the intriguing pages and I have to say that it is neck and neck as to which I preferred th...

    "They held onto each other, weeping. Two shattered people, one of them a liar." I was really enjoying this book! Lots of twists and turns and untrustworthy characters, right up until the last 20 pages, which blew it for me. Anne and Marco have a beautiful baby girl named Cora. ...

    Anne and Marco's babysitter cancels at the last minute when they have a dinner party next door. Marco talks Anne into leaving their six month Cora alone because they can bring along the baby monitor and check in on her at half hour intervals. When the two arrive home shortly after 1 am...

    The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is a 2016 Pamela Dorman Books publication. A hypnotic and atmospheric thriller. This story starts off with a familiar- ripped from the headlines- setup where a couple, Ann and Marco, decide to leave their young daughter home alone while they...

    Dense particles of deception are scattered in every nook and cranny. What you think that you see with your own eyes is not necessarily what you see. Anne and Marco Conti must really have an intense thing for dinner parties. Marco talks Anne into leaving their newborn infant next do...

    Yes, yes yes yes yes! I love it when there is a up and coming author who just produces such an amazing book it looks like they have been a best seller for years. I am not kidding, this is truly a remarkable read. I know us reviewers, we say things like 'twists and turns' 'u...

    So there's a couple named Marco and Anne Conti who have a baby called Cora. They are deprived of outgoing social activities, and when the neighborly couple are inviting the Conti couple to a party, it's hard to resist. There are some twists involved in the plotting of this book one ...

    Pues oye, lo he disfrutado un montón. No soy mucho de leer novelas de este género, pero he de decir que cada vez estoy leyendo más y estoy encontrando una vertiente más que interesante que de primeras no era mi favorita. He leído varios comentarios respecto a la voz narrativa, ...

  • Julie
    Apr 18, 2017

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishing, and also to Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review* Goodness me, this book was so full of twists and turns, I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now! Imagine the horror ...

    First of all, I'm a skeptic by nature. By going into a thriller, I go in grudgingly knowing I'm going to be critical. Suspending belief shouldn't be required for a story done well. As I'm reading, this is the constant chatter going on in my head recalling Elaine in a Seinfeld episode...

    Most of my friends loved this, but I wasn't as wrapt. At all. Yes, very, very edge of your seat worthy reading, but the end result was a little flat for me. As a debut, this was brilliant work and I commend the author for writing a book that most of us just could not put down. I fel...

    2.75 I never read drama like this before Was almost to be worst book of 2017 ...

    I highly enjoyed "A Stranger in the House" so I was very much looking forward to reading Shari Lapena's previous novel "The Couple Next Door". As expected I thoroughly enjoyed it, I raced through the intriguing pages and I have to say that it is neck and neck as to which I preferred th...

    "They held onto each other, weeping. Two shattered people, one of them a liar." I was really enjoying this book! Lots of twists and turns and untrustworthy characters, right up until the last 20 pages, which blew it for me. Anne and Marco have a beautiful baby girl named Cora. ...

    Anne and Marco's babysitter cancels at the last minute when they have a dinner party next door. Marco talks Anne into leaving their six month Cora alone because they can bring along the baby monitor and check in on her at half hour intervals. When the two arrive home shortly after 1 am...

    The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is a 2016 Pamela Dorman Books publication. A hypnotic and atmospheric thriller. This story starts off with a familiar- ripped from the headlines- setup where a couple, Ann and Marco, decide to leave their young daughter home alone while they...

  • Arah-Lynda
    Oct 21, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishing, and also to Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review* Goodness me, this book was so full of twists and turns, I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now! Imagine the horror ...

    First of all, I'm a skeptic by nature. By going into a thriller, I go in grudgingly knowing I'm going to be critical. Suspending belief shouldn't be required for a story done well. As I'm reading, this is the constant chatter going on in my head recalling Elaine in a Seinfeld episode...

    Most of my friends loved this, but I wasn't as wrapt. At all. Yes, very, very edge of your seat worthy reading, but the end result was a little flat for me. As a debut, this was brilliant work and I commend the author for writing a book that most of us just could not put down. I fel...

    2.75 I never read drama like this before Was almost to be worst book of 2017 ...

    I highly enjoyed "A Stranger in the House" so I was very much looking forward to reading Shari Lapena's previous novel "The Couple Next Door". As expected I thoroughly enjoyed it, I raced through the intriguing pages and I have to say that it is neck and neck as to which I preferred th...

    "They held onto each other, weeping. Two shattered people, one of them a liar." I was really enjoying this book! Lots of twists and turns and untrustworthy characters, right up until the last 20 pages, which blew it for me. Anne and Marco have a beautiful baby girl named Cora. ...

    Anne and Marco's babysitter cancels at the last minute when they have a dinner party next door. Marco talks Anne into leaving their six month Cora alone because they can bring along the baby monitor and check in on her at half hour intervals. When the two arrive home shortly after 1 am...

    The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is a 2016 Pamela Dorman Books publication. A hypnotic and atmospheric thriller. This story starts off with a familiar- ripped from the headlines- setup where a couple, Ann and Marco, decide to leave their young daughter home alone while they...

    Dense particles of deception are scattered in every nook and cranny. What you think that you see with your own eyes is not necessarily what you see. Anne and Marco Conti must really have an intense thing for dinner parties. Marco talks Anne into leaving their newborn infant next do...

    Yes, yes yes yes yes! I love it when there is a up and coming author who just produces such an amazing book it looks like they have been a best seller for years. I am not kidding, this is truly a remarkable read. I know us reviewers, we say things like 'twists and turns' 'u...

    So there's a couple named Marco and Anne Conti who have a baby called Cora. They are deprived of outgoing social activities, and when the neighborly couple are inviting the Conti couple to a party, it's hard to resist. There are some twists involved in the plotting of this book one ...

    Pues oye, lo he disfrutado un montón. No soy mucho de leer novelas de este género, pero he de decir que cada vez estoy leyendo más y estoy encontrando una vertiente más que interesante que de primeras no era mi favorita. He leído varios comentarios respecto a la voz narrativa, ...

    Shari Lapena has tapped into a universal fear among parents.   Just imagine,  your 6 month old baby is sleeping upstairs, the babysitter has cancelled at the last minute and the dinner party you have been invited to attend is literally just next door, one shared wall away.  You c...

  • sue
    Feb 29, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishing, and also to Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review* Goodness me, this book was so full of twists and turns, I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now! Imagine the horror ...

    First of all, I'm a skeptic by nature. By going into a thriller, I go in grudgingly knowing I'm going to be critical. Suspending belief shouldn't be required for a story done well. As I'm reading, this is the constant chatter going on in my head recalling Elaine in a Seinfeld episode...

    Most of my friends loved this, but I wasn't as wrapt. At all. Yes, very, very edge of your seat worthy reading, but the end result was a little flat for me. As a debut, this was brilliant work and I commend the author for writing a book that most of us just could not put down. I fel...

    2.75 I never read drama like this before Was almost to be worst book of 2017 ...

    I highly enjoyed "A Stranger in the House" so I was very much looking forward to reading Shari Lapena's previous novel "The Couple Next Door". As expected I thoroughly enjoyed it, I raced through the intriguing pages and I have to say that it is neck and neck as to which I preferred th...

    "They held onto each other, weeping. Two shattered people, one of them a liar." I was really enjoying this book! Lots of twists and turns and untrustworthy characters, right up until the last 20 pages, which blew it for me. Anne and Marco have a beautiful baby girl named Cora. ...

    Anne and Marco's babysitter cancels at the last minute when they have a dinner party next door. Marco talks Anne into leaving their six month Cora alone because they can bring along the baby monitor and check in on her at half hour intervals. When the two arrive home shortly after 1 am...

    The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is a 2016 Pamela Dorman Books publication. A hypnotic and atmospheric thriller. This story starts off with a familiar- ripped from the headlines- setup where a couple, Ann and Marco, decide to leave their young daughter home alone while they...

    Dense particles of deception are scattered in every nook and cranny. What you think that you see with your own eyes is not necessarily what you see. Anne and Marco Conti must really have an intense thing for dinner parties. Marco talks Anne into leaving their newborn infant next do...

    Yes, yes yes yes yes! I love it when there is a up and coming author who just produces such an amazing book it looks like they have been a best seller for years. I am not kidding, this is truly a remarkable read. I know us reviewers, we say things like 'twists and turns' 'u...

  • Luffy
    Jan 24, 2017

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishing, and also to Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review* Goodness me, this book was so full of twists and turns, I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now! Imagine the horror ...

    First of all, I'm a skeptic by nature. By going into a thriller, I go in grudgingly knowing I'm going to be critical. Suspending belief shouldn't be required for a story done well. As I'm reading, this is the constant chatter going on in my head recalling Elaine in a Seinfeld episode...

    Most of my friends loved this, but I wasn't as wrapt. At all. Yes, very, very edge of your seat worthy reading, but the end result was a little flat for me. As a debut, this was brilliant work and I commend the author for writing a book that most of us just could not put down. I fel...

    2.75 I never read drama like this before Was almost to be worst book of 2017 ...

    I highly enjoyed "A Stranger in the House" so I was very much looking forward to reading Shari Lapena's previous novel "The Couple Next Door". As expected I thoroughly enjoyed it, I raced through the intriguing pages and I have to say that it is neck and neck as to which I preferred th...

    "They held onto each other, weeping. Two shattered people, one of them a liar." I was really enjoying this book! Lots of twists and turns and untrustworthy characters, right up until the last 20 pages, which blew it for me. Anne and Marco have a beautiful baby girl named Cora. ...

    Anne and Marco's babysitter cancels at the last minute when they have a dinner party next door. Marco talks Anne into leaving their six month Cora alone because they can bring along the baby monitor and check in on her at half hour intervals. When the two arrive home shortly after 1 am...

    The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is a 2016 Pamela Dorman Books publication. A hypnotic and atmospheric thriller. This story starts off with a familiar- ripped from the headlines- setup where a couple, Ann and Marco, decide to leave their young daughter home alone while they...

    Dense particles of deception are scattered in every nook and cranny. What you think that you see with your own eyes is not necessarily what you see. Anne and Marco Conti must really have an intense thing for dinner parties. Marco talks Anne into leaving their newborn infant next do...

    Yes, yes yes yes yes! I love it when there is a up and coming author who just produces such an amazing book it looks like they have been a best seller for years. I am not kidding, this is truly a remarkable read. I know us reviewers, we say things like 'twists and turns' 'u...

    So there's a couple named Marco and Anne Conti who have a baby called Cora. They are deprived of outgoing social activities, and when the neighborly couple are inviting the Conti couple to a party, it's hard to resist. There are some twists involved in the plotting of this book one ...

  • Carol
    Jun 24, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

  • Linda
    Jun 28, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishing, and also to Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review* Goodness me, this book was so full of twists and turns, I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now! Imagine the horror ...

    First of all, I'm a skeptic by nature. By going into a thriller, I go in grudgingly knowing I'm going to be critical. Suspending belief shouldn't be required for a story done well. As I'm reading, this is the constant chatter going on in my head recalling Elaine in a Seinfeld episode...

    Most of my friends loved this, but I wasn't as wrapt. At all. Yes, very, very edge of your seat worthy reading, but the end result was a little flat for me. As a debut, this was brilliant work and I commend the author for writing a book that most of us just could not put down. I fel...

    2.75 I never read drama like this before Was almost to be worst book of 2017 ...

    I highly enjoyed "A Stranger in the House" so I was very much looking forward to reading Shari Lapena's previous novel "The Couple Next Door". As expected I thoroughly enjoyed it, I raced through the intriguing pages and I have to say that it is neck and neck as to which I preferred th...

    "They held onto each other, weeping. Two shattered people, one of them a liar." I was really enjoying this book! Lots of twists and turns and untrustworthy characters, right up until the last 20 pages, which blew it for me. Anne and Marco have a beautiful baby girl named Cora. ...

    Anne and Marco's babysitter cancels at the last minute when they have a dinner party next door. Marco talks Anne into leaving their six month Cora alone because they can bring along the baby monitor and check in on her at half hour intervals. When the two arrive home shortly after 1 am...

    The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is a 2016 Pamela Dorman Books publication. A hypnotic and atmospheric thriller. This story starts off with a familiar- ripped from the headlines- setup where a couple, Ann and Marco, decide to leave their young daughter home alone while they...

    Dense particles of deception are scattered in every nook and cranny. What you think that you see with your own eyes is not necessarily what you see. Anne and Marco Conti must really have an intense thing for dinner parties. Marco talks Anne into leaving their newborn infant next do...

  • Melissa
    Dec 07, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Jan 04, 2017

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishing, and also to Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review* Goodness me, this book was so full of twists and turns, I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now! Imagine the horror ...

    First of all, I'm a skeptic by nature. By going into a thriller, I go in grudgingly knowing I'm going to be critical. Suspending belief shouldn't be required for a story done well. As I'm reading, this is the constant chatter going on in my head recalling Elaine in a Seinfeld episode...

    Most of my friends loved this, but I wasn't as wrapt. At all. Yes, very, very edge of your seat worthy reading, but the end result was a little flat for me. As a debut, this was brilliant work and I commend the author for writing a book that most of us just could not put down. I fel...

    2.75 I never read drama like this before Was almost to be worst book of 2017 ...

    I highly enjoyed "A Stranger in the House" so I was very much looking forward to reading Shari Lapena's previous novel "The Couple Next Door". As expected I thoroughly enjoyed it, I raced through the intriguing pages and I have to say that it is neck and neck as to which I preferred th...

    "They held onto each other, weeping. Two shattered people, one of them a liar." I was really enjoying this book! Lots of twists and turns and untrustworthy characters, right up until the last 20 pages, which blew it for me. Anne and Marco have a beautiful baby girl named Cora. ...

    Anne and Marco's babysitter cancels at the last minute when they have a dinner party next door. Marco talks Anne into leaving their six month Cora alone because they can bring along the baby monitor and check in on her at half hour intervals. When the two arrive home shortly after 1 am...

    The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is a 2016 Pamela Dorman Books publication. A hypnotic and atmospheric thriller. This story starts off with a familiar- ripped from the headlines- setup where a couple, Ann and Marco, decide to leave their young daughter home alone while they...

    Dense particles of deception are scattered in every nook and cranny. What you think that you see with your own eyes is not necessarily what you see. Anne and Marco Conti must really have an intense thing for dinner parties. Marco talks Anne into leaving their newborn infant next do...

    Yes, yes yes yes yes! I love it when there is a up and coming author who just produces such an amazing book it looks like they have been a best seller for years. I am not kidding, this is truly a remarkable read. I know us reviewers, we say things like 'twists and turns' 'u...

    So there's a couple named Marco and Anne Conti who have a baby called Cora. They are deprived of outgoing social activities, and when the neighborly couple are inviting the Conti couple to a party, it's hard to resist. There are some twists involved in the plotting of this book one ...

    Pues oye, lo he disfrutado un montón. No soy mucho de leer novelas de este género, pero he de decir que cada vez estoy leyendo más y estoy encontrando una vertiente más que interesante que de primeras no era mi favorita. He leído varios comentarios respecto a la voz narrativa, ...

    Shari Lapena has tapped into a universal fear among parents.   Just imagine,  your 6 month old baby is sleeping upstairs, the babysitter has cancelled at the last minute and the dinner party you have been invited to attend is literally just next door, one shared wall away.  You c...

    I've read this book before. Well, ok, not this book, but I've read many of its fraternal twins, and the gene pool is starting to feel a bit shallow to me. The Couple Next Door has an interesting hook: a six month old baby disappears from her crib while her parents are next door a...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I read this book because everyone was reading it. We?re talking EV.ER.Y.ONE. Think I?m kidding? Yep. I?m still 30th in line at the non-porny library (and yes I just removed this request ? I?m an old lad...

  • Suzanne
    Mar 23, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishing, and also to Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review* Goodness me, this book was so full of twists and turns, I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now! Imagine the horror ...

    First of all, I'm a skeptic by nature. By going into a thriller, I go in grudgingly knowing I'm going to be critical. Suspending belief shouldn't be required for a story done well. As I'm reading, this is the constant chatter going on in my head recalling Elaine in a Seinfeld episode...

    Most of my friends loved this, but I wasn't as wrapt. At all. Yes, very, very edge of your seat worthy reading, but the end result was a little flat for me. As a debut, this was brilliant work and I commend the author for writing a book that most of us just could not put down. I fel...

  • Maureen
    Jun 23, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishing, and also to Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review* Goodness me, this book was so full of twists and turns, I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now! Imagine the horror ...

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    Mar 11, 2018

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

  • Charlotte May
    Jul 17, 2018

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishing, and also to Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review* Goodness me, this book was so full of twists and turns, I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now! Imagine the horror ...

    First of all, I'm a skeptic by nature. By going into a thriller, I go in grudgingly knowing I'm going to be critical. Suspending belief shouldn't be required for a story done well. As I'm reading, this is the constant chatter going on in my head recalling Elaine in a Seinfeld episode...

    Most of my friends loved this, but I wasn't as wrapt. At all. Yes, very, very edge of your seat worthy reading, but the end result was a little flat for me. As a debut, this was brilliant work and I commend the author for writing a book that most of us just could not put down. I fel...

    2.75 I never read drama like this before Was almost to be worst book of 2017 ...

    I highly enjoyed "A Stranger in the House" so I was very much looking forward to reading Shari Lapena's previous novel "The Couple Next Door". As expected I thoroughly enjoyed it, I raced through the intriguing pages and I have to say that it is neck and neck as to which I preferred th...

    "They held onto each other, weeping. Two shattered people, one of them a liar." I was really enjoying this book! Lots of twists and turns and untrustworthy characters, right up until the last 20 pages, which blew it for me. Anne and Marco have a beautiful baby girl named Cora. ...

  • Lola
    Aug 05, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

  • Deanna
    Oct 29, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    Mar 01, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

  • Joodith
    Apr 24, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

  • Jen
    Nov 23, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishing, and also to Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review* Goodness me, this book was so full of twists and turns, I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now! Imagine the horror ...

    First of all, I'm a skeptic by nature. By going into a thriller, I go in grudgingly knowing I'm going to be critical. Suspending belief shouldn't be required for a story done well. As I'm reading, this is the constant chatter going on in my head recalling Elaine in a Seinfeld episode...

  • Jennifer Masterson
    Sep 04, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

  • AMEERA
    Jan 14, 2017

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishing, and also to Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review* Goodness me, this book was so full of twists and turns, I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now! Imagine the horror ...

    First of all, I'm a skeptic by nature. By going into a thriller, I go in grudgingly knowing I'm going to be critical. Suspending belief shouldn't be required for a story done well. As I'm reading, this is the constant chatter going on in my head recalling Elaine in a Seinfeld episode...

    Most of my friends loved this, but I wasn't as wrapt. At all. Yes, very, very edge of your seat worthy reading, but the end result was a little flat for me. As a debut, this was brilliant work and I commend the author for writing a book that most of us just could not put down. I fel...

    2.75 I never read drama like this before Was almost to be worst book of 2017 ...

  • Miriam Smith
    Jan 29, 2018

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishing, and also to Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review* Goodness me, this book was so full of twists and turns, I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now! Imagine the horror ...

    First of all, I'm a skeptic by nature. By going into a thriller, I go in grudgingly knowing I'm going to be critical. Suspending belief shouldn't be required for a story done well. As I'm reading, this is the constant chatter going on in my head recalling Elaine in a Seinfeld episode...

    Most of my friends loved this, but I wasn't as wrapt. At all. Yes, very, very edge of your seat worthy reading, but the end result was a little flat for me. As a debut, this was brilliant work and I commend the author for writing a book that most of us just could not put down. I fel...

    2.75 I never read drama like this before Was almost to be worst book of 2017 ...

    I highly enjoyed "A Stranger in the House" so I was very much looking forward to reading Shari Lapena's previous novel "The Couple Next Door". As expected I thoroughly enjoyed it, I raced through the intriguing pages and I have to say that it is neck and neck as to which I preferred th...

  • Linda
    Jul 14, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishing, and also to Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review* Goodness me, this book was so full of twists and turns, I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now! Imagine the horror ...

    First of all, I'm a skeptic by nature. By going into a thriller, I go in grudgingly knowing I'm going to be critical. Suspending belief shouldn't be required for a story done well. As I'm reading, this is the constant chatter going on in my head recalling Elaine in a Seinfeld episode...

    Most of my friends loved this, but I wasn't as wrapt. At all. Yes, very, very edge of your seat worthy reading, but the end result was a little flat for me. As a debut, this was brilliant work and I commend the author for writing a book that most of us just could not put down. I fel...

    2.75 I never read drama like this before Was almost to be worst book of 2017 ...

    I highly enjoyed "A Stranger in the House" so I was very much looking forward to reading Shari Lapena's previous novel "The Couple Next Door". As expected I thoroughly enjoyed it, I raced through the intriguing pages and I have to say that it is neck and neck as to which I preferred th...

    "They held onto each other, weeping. Two shattered people, one of them a liar." I was really enjoying this book! Lots of twists and turns and untrustworthy characters, right up until the last 20 pages, which blew it for me. Anne and Marco have a beautiful baby girl named Cora. ...

    Anne and Marco's babysitter cancels at the last minute when they have a dinner party next door. Marco talks Anne into leaving their six month Cora alone because they can bring along the baby monitor and check in on her at half hour intervals. When the two arrive home shortly after 1 am...

    The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is a 2016 Pamela Dorman Books publication. A hypnotic and atmospheric thriller. This story starts off with a familiar- ripped from the headlines- setup where a couple, Ann and Marco, decide to leave their young daughter home alone while they...

    Dense particles of deception are scattered in every nook and cranny. What you think that you see with your own eyes is not necessarily what you see. Anne and Marco Conti must really have an intense thing for dinner parties. Marco talks Anne into leaving their newborn infant next do...

    Yes, yes yes yes yes! I love it when there is a up and coming author who just produces such an amazing book it looks like they have been a best seller for years. I am not kidding, this is truly a remarkable read. I know us reviewers, we say things like 'twists and turns' 'u...

    So there's a couple named Marco and Anne Conti who have a baby called Cora. They are deprived of outgoing social activities, and when the neighborly couple are inviting the Conti couple to a party, it's hard to resist. There are some twists involved in the plotting of this book one ...

    Pues oye, lo he disfrutado un montón. No soy mucho de leer novelas de este género, pero he de decir que cada vez estoy leyendo más y estoy encontrando una vertiente más que interesante que de primeras no era mi favorita. He leído varios comentarios respecto a la voz narrativa, ...

    Shari Lapena has tapped into a universal fear among parents.   Just imagine,  your 6 month old baby is sleeping upstairs, the babysitter has cancelled at the last minute and the dinner party you have been invited to attend is literally just next door, one shared wall away.  You c...

    I've read this book before. Well, ok, not this book, but I've read many of its fraternal twins, and the gene pool is starting to feel a bit shallow to me. The Couple Next Door has an interesting hook: a six month old baby disappears from her crib while her parents are next door a...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I read this book because everyone was reading it. We?re talking EV.ER.Y.ONE. Think I?m kidding? Yep. I?m still 30th in line at the non-porny library (and yes I just removed this request ? I?m an old lad...

    "He is very interested in seeing what he will find at the murder scene." How does this sentence make you feel? A. So riveted! Give me 300 more pages! B. I'd rather eat a loaf of white bread than read more. C. Someone made money with this caliber of writing, and yet my 630-page ...

    I'm actually relieved that I had a previously scheduled appointment the morning after I finished this book or this review would have been entirely different! Whew... It's taken me this long to calm down, after THAT ending!!! WARNING: DO NOT PEEK AT THE LAST PAGE. I became involve...

  • abby
    Jun 17, 2016

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishing, and also to Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review* Goodness me, this book was so full of twists and turns, I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now! Imagine the horror ...

    First of all, I'm a skeptic by nature. By going into a thriller, I go in grudgingly knowing I'm going to be critical. Suspending belief shouldn't be required for a story done well. As I'm reading, this is the constant chatter going on in my head recalling Elaine in a Seinfeld episode...

    Most of my friends loved this, but I wasn't as wrapt. At all. Yes, very, very edge of your seat worthy reading, but the end result was a little flat for me. As a debut, this was brilliant work and I commend the author for writing a book that most of us just could not put down. I fel...

    2.75 I never read drama like this before Was almost to be worst book of 2017 ...

    I highly enjoyed "A Stranger in the House" so I was very much looking forward to reading Shari Lapena's previous novel "The Couple Next Door". As expected I thoroughly enjoyed it, I raced through the intriguing pages and I have to say that it is neck and neck as to which I preferred th...

    "They held onto each other, weeping. Two shattered people, one of them a liar." I was really enjoying this book! Lots of twists and turns and untrustworthy characters, right up until the last 20 pages, which blew it for me. Anne and Marco have a beautiful baby girl named Cora. ...

    Anne and Marco's babysitter cancels at the last minute when they have a dinner party next door. Marco talks Anne into leaving their six month Cora alone because they can bring along the baby monitor and check in on her at half hour intervals. When the two arrive home shortly after 1 am...

    The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is a 2016 Pamela Dorman Books publication. A hypnotic and atmospheric thriller. This story starts off with a familiar- ripped from the headlines- setup where a couple, Ann and Marco, decide to leave their young daughter home alone while they...

    Dense particles of deception are scattered in every nook and cranny. What you think that you see with your own eyes is not necessarily what you see. Anne and Marco Conti must really have an intense thing for dinner parties. Marco talks Anne into leaving their newborn infant next do...

    Yes, yes yes yes yes! I love it when there is a up and coming author who just produces such an amazing book it looks like they have been a best seller for years. I am not kidding, this is truly a remarkable read. I know us reviewers, we say things like 'twists and turns' 'u...

    So there's a couple named Marco and Anne Conti who have a baby called Cora. They are deprived of outgoing social activities, and when the neighborly couple are inviting the Conti couple to a party, it's hard to resist. There are some twists involved in the plotting of this book one ...

    Pues oye, lo he disfrutado un montón. No soy mucho de leer novelas de este género, pero he de decir que cada vez estoy leyendo más y estoy encontrando una vertiente más que interesante que de primeras no era mi favorita. He leído varios comentarios respecto a la voz narrativa, ...

    Shari Lapena has tapped into a universal fear among parents.   Just imagine,  your 6 month old baby is sleeping upstairs, the babysitter has cancelled at the last minute and the dinner party you have been invited to attend is literally just next door, one shared wall away.  You c...

    I've read this book before. Well, ok, not this book, but I've read many of its fraternal twins, and the gene pool is starting to feel a bit shallow to me. The Couple Next Door has an interesting hook: a six month old baby disappears from her crib while her parents are next door a...

  • Pouting Always
    May 24, 2017

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishing, and also to Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review* Goodness me, this book was so full of twists and turns, I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now! Imagine the horror ...

    First of all, I'm a skeptic by nature. By going into a thriller, I go in grudgingly knowing I'm going to be critical. Suspending belief shouldn't be required for a story done well. As I'm reading, this is the constant chatter going on in my head recalling Elaine in a Seinfeld episode...

    Most of my friends loved this, but I wasn't as wrapt. At all. Yes, very, very edge of your seat worthy reading, but the end result was a little flat for me. As a debut, this was brilliant work and I commend the author for writing a book that most of us just could not put down. I fel...

    2.75 I never read drama like this before Was almost to be worst book of 2017 ...

    I highly enjoyed "A Stranger in the House" so I was very much looking forward to reading Shari Lapena's previous novel "The Couple Next Door". As expected I thoroughly enjoyed it, I raced through the intriguing pages and I have to say that it is neck and neck as to which I preferred th...

    "They held onto each other, weeping. Two shattered people, one of them a liar." I was really enjoying this book! Lots of twists and turns and untrustworthy characters, right up until the last 20 pages, which blew it for me. Anne and Marco have a beautiful baby girl named Cora. ...

    Anne and Marco's babysitter cancels at the last minute when they have a dinner party next door. Marco talks Anne into leaving their six month Cora alone because they can bring along the baby monitor and check in on her at half hour intervals. When the two arrive home shortly after 1 am...

  • Rose (Traveling Sister)
    Jul 12, 2018

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishing, and also to Shari Lapena for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review* Goodness me, this book was so full of twists and turns, I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now! Imagine the horror ...

    First of all, I'm a skeptic by nature. By going into a thriller, I go in grudgingly knowing I'm going to be critical. Suspending belief shouldn't be required for a story done well. As I'm reading, this is the constant chatter going on in my head recalling Elaine in a Seinfeld episode...

    Most of my friends loved this, but I wasn't as wrapt. At all. Yes, very, very edge of your seat worthy reading, but the end result was a little flat for me. As a debut, this was brilliant work and I commend the author for writing a book that most of us just could not put down. I fel...

    2.75 I never read drama like this before Was almost to be worst book of 2017 ...

    I highly enjoyed "A Stranger in the House" so I was very much looking forward to reading Shari Lapena's previous novel "The Couple Next Door". As expected I thoroughly enjoyed it, I raced through the intriguing pages and I have to say that it is neck and neck as to which I preferred th...

    "They held onto each other, weeping. Two shattered people, one of them a liar." I was really enjoying this book! Lots of twists and turns and untrustworthy characters, right up until the last 20 pages, which blew it for me. Anne and Marco have a beautiful baby girl named Cora. ...

    Anne and Marco's babysitter cancels at the last minute when they have a dinner party next door. Marco talks Anne into leaving their six month Cora alone because they can bring along the baby monitor and check in on her at half hour intervals. When the two arrive home shortly after 1 am...

    The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is a 2016 Pamela Dorman Books publication. A hypnotic and atmospheric thriller. This story starts off with a familiar- ripped from the headlines- setup where a couple, Ann and Marco, decide to leave their young daughter home alone while they...

    Dense particles of deception are scattered in every nook and cranny. What you think that you see with your own eyes is not necessarily what you see. Anne and Marco Conti must really have an intense thing for dinner parties. Marco talks Anne into leaving their newborn infant next do...

    Yes, yes yes yes yes! I love it when there is a up and coming author who just produces such an amazing book it looks like they have been a best seller for years. I am not kidding, this is truly a remarkable read. I know us reviewers, we say things like 'twists and turns' 'u...

    So there's a couple named Marco and Anne Conti who have a baby called Cora. They are deprived of outgoing social activities, and when the neighborly couple are inviting the Conti couple to a party, it's hard to resist. There are some twists involved in the plotting of this book one ...

    Pues oye, lo he disfrutado un montón. No soy mucho de leer novelas de este género, pero he de decir que cada vez estoy leyendo más y estoy encontrando una vertiente más que interesante que de primeras no era mi favorita. He leído varios comentarios respecto a la voz narrativa, ...

    Shari Lapena has tapped into a universal fear among parents.   Just imagine,  your 6 month old baby is sleeping upstairs, the babysitter has cancelled at the last minute and the dinner party you have been invited to attend is literally just next door, one shared wall away.  You c...

    I've read this book before. Well, ok, not this book, but I've read many of its fraternal twins, and the gene pool is starting to feel a bit shallow to me. The Couple Next Door has an interesting hook: a six month old baby disappears from her crib while her parents are next door a...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I read this book because everyone was reading it. We?re talking EV.ER.Y.ONE. Think I?m kidding? Yep. I?m still 30th in line at the non-porny library (and yes I just removed this request ? I?m an old lad...

    "He is very interested in seeing what he will find at the murder scene." How does this sentence make you feel? A. So riveted! Give me 300 more pages! B. I'd rather eat a loaf of white bread than read more. C. Someone made money with this caliber of writing, and yet my 630-page ...

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    Nov 27, 2017

    A baby is kidnapped while the parents are next door. Mayhem ensues. It?s a captivating story, I?ll admit. At first, at least. Then, it becomes too convoluted to keep its realism. So the story isn?t bad per se. If you don?t mind crazy, nefarious scenarios with outcome...

    ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!! It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story.... My final HONEST REACTION?....... **HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now.... SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT W...

    3.5 stars A swanky rich couple have a six month old baby. The babysitter cancels at the last minute, buuuutt the husband really wants to go to that dinner party next door with the hottie neighbor. He convinces the wife Anne that it will be just fine to leave the baby by herself and ...

    THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR is an outstanding debut psychological thriller novel from author Shari Lapena, and one of the best reads I have read this year! This novel, a child-abduction case, races along at an amazing speed, full of twists and turns, totally gripping the reader for the suspen...

    Wow . . . what was that ending?! OK, let me back up. There's no denying that this is a compulsive page-turner. At the heart of the story is a frenzied pulse running rampant and it?s addicting. Ending chapters with shocking revelations, casting doubt and making me waver on my belie...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I still haven't listened to very many audiobooks. While I prefer to read on my e-reader or read a book, I really do like having the option to listen to an audiobook now and then. It's a nice change and I ca...

    It all started with a ?what were you thinking?? moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent?s worst nightmare. Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to c...

    3.5 stars The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for...

    3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thriller...

    Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly....

    HA! What a wild and "crazy" ride!Sometimes when I read a crime-thriller, I become bored with the pace or exasperated with the clues and detective types, but not so this time. Each character had their own complex personality, and/or presence here, and there is never a dull moment.Withou...

    Wow! This is one of my favourite reads of 2016 and is long-listed for my Top Ten Books of 2016. This totally took my breath away and from start to finish I was totally lost in this book and the desire to know the truth. I HAD to know the truth. I guessed the ending so many times, shoul...

    One star is for me because I finished it. One more star because the author came up with some good character names. Cora Conti, Cynthia Stillwell, Detective Rasbach I'm looking at you. Well, that's about all the nice nice I can make. I can't get past the clunky, amateurish writing...