The Couple Next Door - Shari Lapena

The Couple Next Door

Author: Shari Lapena

  • Publication Date: 2016-08-23
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4
(From 6,015 Ratings)



Another thrilling domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Not a Happy Family

“The twists come as fast [as] you can turn the pages.” —People

“I read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline.  The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting!” —Sue Grafton

It all started at a dinner party. . .

A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors—a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. . .

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all—a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night, when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately lands on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story.

Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they've kept for years. 

What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family—a chilling tale of  deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.


  • I couldn’t get in to it

    By Kikikikikikikiki25
    The point of view of this story is odd. And kind of annoying. I feel that if it was a first person view it would work better with this type of story. It felt so flip floppy.
  • Great book!

    By fuzzie17
    Kept you guessing the whole time Quick read! But the ending…ugh! Lol!
  • Wow

    By reading my book
    Had to read to the end. Hard to stop reading.
  • Slow start

    By vivis_mom87
    This book was engaging, but the story took quite awhile to get going. Enjoyed the conclusion and character development though!
  • Page Turner

    By Pokeredout
    Definitely great plot twists!!
  • jaw dropping

    By deijhab
    wow this book had me on edge, so many twist and turns . literally amazing , loved the suspense , kept me guessing only took me two days to read it , i was sooooooo invested !!
  • Lots of twists

    By LenJav
    Quick moving, well-written, keeps your interest right to the last page.
  • Ridiculous

    By Jdfaz
    Something a child might write
  • The couple next Door

    By Vero🤷🏻‍♀️
    Awesome read! Right amount of twists and turns to keep the pages flipping!
  • Does not disappoint!

    By babiimoon
    Just when you think you have it figured out, this book surprises you. The many twists and turns makes it impossible to not finish the book in one setting!