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Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena


the-couple-next-doorIf you thought The Girl on the Train kept you on your toes, wait til you meet The Couple Next Door!! THIS is the thriller I’ve been seeking all summer! I read this book in two days, and believe me, with my heavy school workload this semester, that says a lot about this book. I could not put it down. I read the first half of it in one sitting.

Anne and Marco are just a normal couple with a new baby girl on a nice street in a nice neighborhood. Everything about them screams stereotypical middle class family. Except not everything or everyone is always as they seem, are they?

That’s all I will say about the plot of this book because there were so many surprises and twists that I am really afraid to give away any little detail that might spoil a surprise for you while you’re reading it.

I will say that the main characters were strongly written and relatable and seemed very human and flawed. The writing was great including good, believable dialogue and short chapters, which I love with thrillers because nothing feels too drawn out or like it’s dragging along. This appears to be Ms. Lapena’s first book but I sincerely hope it’s not her last!

I did not pull a favorite quote or passage from this book because, again, I am too afraid of inadvertently giving away a spoiler! That’s how good and packed with surprises this book was!

My Review: 5 out of 5 stars! Read it!!


Author: kaitsbookshelf

After several years of being a cubicle commander, I realized that cubicle life is not for me. I went back to school and received my Bachelor of Arts in Writing so I could pursue a career in the field I am most passionate about. I love everything about books and created this blog to have a creative place to share my passion for books with others. I am a freelance writer, editor, book reviewer, and blogger. I am a member of the EFA and SCBWI. Thanks for visiting my website!

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