The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena


Your neighbor 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?

My thoughts

I have to say that this book was pretty predictable, however it did keep my attention and had me reading the entire thing in just a day.  First off, I can’t even be doing the dishes while my 6 month old is upstairs sleeping without wanting to pause and run up and check on her, even with a monitor in hand.  So the fact that she was next door checking every half and hour… I don’t know about that.  Anyway… I’ve read so many psychological thrillers and this one was… okay.  I felt like I just wanted to get through it to see what really happened.  I pretty much guessed from the beginning how it would all unfold and what really happened so not too much excitement there.  But I’d recommend it to someone who hasn’t read Gone Girl or the Girl on the Train, because if you’ve all ready read these I don’t think you’d be too impressed with this one. Still a good book though.


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