Book Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena


Title: The Couple Next Door

Author: Shari Lapena

Format: Mass Market Paperback

Publication Date: July 14, 2016

Number of Pages: 352

Publisher: Penguin Books

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Contemporary



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 focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story.

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

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

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Top 5 Favorite Thriller Books


Hey! I am thrilled to write this list because as we all know, Halloween is fast approaching, you guys! Here’s a little fact about me, I’m not the biggest fan of the horror genre as I easily get scared and spooked out by the smallest of things, but I do love a good thriller. Thrillers are the closest I can get to horror, so I have collated my top 5 thriller favorites:

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