The Couple Next Door (Paperback)
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The Couple Next Door (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 20/04/2017
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The No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller

Who goes to a dinner party next door and leaves her baby alone in the house? What kind of mother does such a thing? She feels the familiar agony set in – she is not a good mother.

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?

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

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552173148
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 251 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Shari Lapena furnishes a clever array of motives and suspects. The tension is high and remains to the last, stunning page." - The Times

"Entirely compelling, utterly realistic and told in a wonderfully effective spare narrative. You will not see the twists coming." - Daily Mail

"Provocative and shocking. One crime, an entire neighborhood of suspects, secrets and lies. 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

"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

"'I thought the read-it-in-one-sitting thing was a cliche. Not any more'" * Linwood Barclay *

"`2016's most talked-about new thriller'" * Stylist *

"`Real men read women writers - because of books like this. Trust me'" * Lee Child

*"A gripping page-turner" * Bella *

"A treat of a thriller that careers along at breakneck page" * Good Housekeeping's Good Reads *

"The Couple Next Doors hits all those thriller sweet spots, with its characters acting in the worst ways possible and a plot that speeds through to a hell of a climax....you can't not read it this summer." * Stylist *

"Lapena leads us on a cunningly plotted cat-and-mouse trail to the truth while building a horribly queasy portrait of a marriage under terrific strain" * Metro *

"Gripped me from the very beginning to the very end!" * Becky Masterman, author of RAGE AGAINST THE DYING *

"I read this novel at one sitting absolutely riveted by the storyline. The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting!" * Sue Grafton *

"...stark, bluntly told emotional thriller. Dizzying hairpin twists and turns." * Sainsbury's magazine *

"Gripping, pacy, with characters that keep you guessing and second guessing. Loved it" * Tammy Cohen *

"A riveting thriller." * woman&home *

"[A] suspenseful, heart-wrenching debut" * Publishers Weekly *

"The new The GIRL ON THE TRAIN." * I MAGAZINE *

"Every chapter poses another question in this gripping thriller documenting every parent's worst fear" * Essentials

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“WOW”

The Couple Next Door is about Anne and Marco Conti who are invited to their neighbours for a dinner party, they leave their six-month-old baby daughter at home and just take a baby monitor with them, in between going... More

Hardback edition
11th June 2016
Helpful? Upvote 171

“Would you leave your baby alone?”

A parent's worst nightmare, returning home after being next door to find your baby daughter missing.

There are so many twists in this story that is hard to put down. The first chapter gives you chills and from... More

Hardback edition
23rd June 2016
Helpful? Upvote 97

“The thriller of Summer 2016. The truth will sometimes shock you. A must read!”

When I first heard of The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena and read up on the story line I knew instinctively that here was going to be one of the thrillers of summer 2016.

Here is a tight taught thriller that... More

Hardback edition
24th July 2016
Helpful? Upvote 81

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