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The Couple Next Door , Released on 28 Jul 2016
Author: Shari Lapena

Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 978-0593077399
Pages: 301
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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? '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.
‘Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. The Couple Next Door lingers long after you turn the final page’ Harlan Coben.


People are Capable of Almost Anything
‘2016’s most talked-about new thriller’ Stylist
‘A twisty, utterly riveting tale that will send readers on a wild rollercoaster ride of emotions. Shocking revelations kept me turning the pages like a madwoman’ Tess Gerritsen

Fast-paced and addictive, The Couple Next Door announces a major new talent in thriller writing.

An Amazon Rising Star of Autumn 2016: 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. - Publishers Weekly