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 pa...
|Title||:||The Couple Next Door|
|Number of Pages||:||308 pages|
The Couple Next Door Reviews
Pues oye, lo he disfrutado un montón.
No soy mucho de leer novelas de este género, pero he de decir que cada vez estoy leyendo más y estoy encontrando una vertiente más que interesante que de primeras no era mi favorita. He leído varios comentarios respecto a la voz narrativa, porque no es muy utilizada en este tipo de novela: es en tercera persona, sí, pero narra en presente. La verdad es que yo estoy acostumbrado a leer novelas en presente, aunque en esta ocasión había alguna cosa rara (como si ...more
"He is very interested in seeing what he will find at the murder scene."
How does this sentence make you feel?
A. So riveted! Give me 300 more pages!
B. I'd rather eat a loaf of white bread than read more.
C. Someone made money with this caliber of writing, and yet my 630-page manuscript about holographic forest animals remains unpublished?!
If you answered A, then The Couple Next Door is the book for you! With all the intricate detail of a cinder block and sophisticated syntax of a sedated toddler ...more
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is a 2016 Pamela Dorman Books publication.
A hypnotic and atmospheric thriller.
This story starts off with a familiar- ripped from the headlines- setup where a couple, Ann and Marco, decide to leave their young daughter home alone while they attend a dinner party next door. They bring the baby monitor and check on the baby every half hour. However, when they return home from the party they discover the child has been kidnapped.
After reading the first chapter ...more
It all started with a “what were you thinking?” moment! Then rapidly morphs into a parent’s worst nightmare.
Anne and Marco have a dinner party to attend next door when the babysitter cancels at the last moment. Of course, being responsible parents, they have no choice but to cancel dinner. Right? Well...no! They make the unbelievably foolish decision to still attend. Their genius solution? Simply leave their 6 month baby home alone and just take the baby monitor! What!!?😳
As you may have guessed ...more
ZERO SPOILERS!!!! ZERO SPOILERS!!!! LESS THAN ZERO!!! SAFE TO READ!!!!
It's 3am....I just finish reading this -'sleep-killer'-story....
My final HONEST REACTION?.......
**HYSTERICAL**!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I could roll on the floor laughing right now....
SOOOOOO FUNNY .....GREAT WILD RIDE!!!!!!
Really...I'm not sure if I'm laughing at myself - or the story - or both!
A few random thoughts - as you know I'm not going to give anything away:
......This is a question for my women friends: When you are str ...more
Shari Lapena has tapped into a universal fear among parents.
Just imagine, your 6 month old baby is sleeping upstairs, the babysitter has cancelled at the last minute and the dinner party you have been invited to attend is literally just next door, one shared wall away. You can take the baby monitor with you. No problem.
It is in keeping with human nature I think, that once tragedy strikes we are all inclined to sit back and say “How could they have possibly?” Don’t misunderstand me, I am ...more
The first 75% of the book was terrific--lots of twists and turns, well-paced, interesting character development and relationships, I was eager to return to my audiobook every time I was away from it. I also loved that contrary to most thrillers that save the big reveal for the end, in this book, you find out who kidnapped the baby halfway through the book--so you get to watch everyone scramble and unravel from there on out. I liked it so much that I was mentally composing my 4-star revi ...more
Most of my friends loved this, but I wasn't as wrapt. At all. Yes, very, very edge of your seat worthy reading, but the end result was a little flat for me. As a debut, this was brilliant work and I commend the author for writing a book that most of us just could not put down.
I felt it was a train wreck of completely messy, unscrupulous and totally moral lacking characters! I know we are not meant to always love the characters we read about, but I was eye rolling many times. Marco. What a spinel ...more