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Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

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Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari LapenaThe Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
Published by Doubleday Books on August 23rd 2016
Genre: Mystery + Thriller + Suspense
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 308
Challenge Theme: A thriller/mystery

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How well do you know the couple next door? Or your husband? Or even yourself?

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 party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story.

Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they’ve kept for years.

What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family a chilling tale of deception, duplicityand unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.

This book was just eh. It was a quick read but not that exciting, especially for being a thriller. Everything about the story was pretty predictable. I found that there were a lot of details that weren’t necessary and didn’t provide anything but confusion to the core of the story. A entire book can be ruined by the ending and this book did just that for me. After getting to know the characters I don’t believe for a second that it would end the way it did. I think maybe the author wanted a twist at the end but it just failed, unfortunately.

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