'A twisty, utterly riveting tale.' Tess Gerritsen
***The fast-paced, addictive No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller. Over one million copies sold.***
PEOPLE ARE CAPABLE OF ALMOST ANYTHING.
You never know what's happening on the other side of the wall.
Your neighbour told you that she didn't want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn't stand her crying.
Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You'll have the baby monitor and you'll take it in turns to go back every half hour.
Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She's gone.
You've never had to call the police before. But now they're in your home, and who knows what they'll find there.
What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit?
'Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR lingers long after you turn the final page' HARLAN COBEN
'How well do we ever know those around us? THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR will keep you glued to the pages in search of the answer. Even then, you'll never guess the truth...until it's too late' LISA GARDNER
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
While at their neighbours’ house for a boozy dinner, suburban couple Anne and Marco leave their six-month-old with the baby monitor on. They return to find their daughter gone—a living nightmare that sets off a chain reaction of shocking betrayals. Shari Lapena’s debut thriller is a methodical, nerve-wracking examination of motherhood’s hardships and the vulnerability inherent in every marriage. A frighteningly relatable psychological thriller full of clever twists, The Couple Next Door is what to read after The Girl on the Train.
At the start of Lapena's suspenseful, heart-wrenching debut, set in upstate New York, Anne and Marco Conti come home from a party at their neighbors' house to find their front door open and their infant daughter Cora's crib empty. They left Cora alone after the sitter cancelled at the last minute. Not a shred of evidence indicates that anyone entered the house after the Contis left for the party, though the police detectives on the case, Rasbach and Jennings, discover that the motion detector on the back door was disabled, the Contis' garage door was left open, and tire tracks, not from the Contis' car, were in the garage. Could the couple be covering up a kidnapping? Rasbach and Jennings suspect that they're withholding something, but they sense the Contis' anguish is legitimate. The tension grows as the united front that Anne and Marco have presented crumbles. After numerous twists and turns, just when everything appears to be resolved, Lapena delivers one final, deftly crafted surprise.