Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. The Couple Next Door lingers long after you turn the final page
‘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’
'I thought the read-it-in-one-sitting thing was a cliche. Not any more'
‘2016’s most talked-about new thriller’
‘Real men read women writers - because of books like this. Trust me'
Shari Lapena furnishes a clever array of motives and suspects. The tension is high and remains to the last, stunning page
Entirely compelling, utterly realistic and told in a wonderfully effective spare narrative. You will not see the twists coming
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
A gripping page-turner
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.
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
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!
…stark, bluntly told emotional thriller. Dizzying hairpin twists and turns.
Gripping, pacy, with characters that keep you guessing and second guessing. Loved it
A riveting thriller.
[A] suspenseful, heart-wrenching debut
The new The GIRL ON THE TRAIN.
Every chapter poses another question in this gripping thriller documenting every parent’s worst fear
Twisty, frenetic...tight, effective storytelling
Compulsive and the denouement comes as a satisfying surprise.
a gripping, twisting story in which you're never quite sure of anyone's motives until they're shockingly exposed.
Told in a realistic and un-hysterical way, the twists and turns are all the more shocking - the best white-knuckle ride of the year.
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