AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Shari Lapena’s new thriller, AN UNWANTED GUEST, is available now!
“The twists come as fast [as] you can turn the pages.” —People
“Provocative and shocking.” —Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Find Her
“I read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline. The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting!” —Sue Grafton, New York Times bestselling author of X
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A really good domestic thriller preys on your worst fears while also keeping you entertained. In this deliciously twisted story, author Shari Lapena introduces us to new parents Anne and Marco, who are desperately in need of some adult time. So when their babysitter cancels on the night of their neighbors’ party, they decide to go anyway—after all, the little one’s asleep and they’ll be right next door. What follows is an adrenaline-fueled waking nightmare in which everyone’s imperfections cast them in a suspicious light. Marco’s dealing with money problems, Anne’s suffering from postpartum depression, and their neighbor Cynthia is awfully flirtatious. This harrowing story is written in the present tense, which lets narrator Kirsten Potter pull us into every terrifying moment as if it’s unfolding in real time. The tension is unbelievable, but we were so hooked we couldn’t stop listening.