The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

Book - 2016
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""I read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline. The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting!"--Sue Grafton, New York Times bestselling author of X "Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR lingers long after you turn the final page."--Harlan Coben, #1New York Times bestselling author of Fool Me Once "Provocative and shocking."--Lisa Gardner, the New York Times bestselling author of Find Her How well do you know the couple next door? Or your husband? Or even--yourself? People are capable of almost anything. 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 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, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist"--
Publisher: New York :, Pamela Dorman Books/Viking,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780735221086
0735221081
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Lapena Shari 08/2016
Characteristics: 308 pages ;,24 cm

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JCLMeganK Oct 10, 2017

While this book was definitely one that I had to keep reading to find out what happened, I felt something lacking. Perhaps it was the simplistic writing style, or the fact I did not find any of the characters especially likable. Nevertheless, that's fairly easy to look past as the story itself is... Read More »


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empbee
Dec 08, 2017

Good beginning, slipping, repetitive page fillers at times and an ending that feels just put there. A fast read all the same.

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Yoo_hoo5
Nov 05, 2017

With all the twists in the book, I was expecting a bit more of a surprise ending, but, as others have said, the ending is a bit disappointing.
The storyline was intriguing enough, but it didn't really go anywhere after the initial plot started revealing itself. Sort of predictable.

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bucky_j
Oct 23, 2017

Super easy and enjoyable read. The ending, as several others have said, was weird and I feel it could have been left out.

JCLMeganK Oct 10, 2017

While this book was definitely one that I had to keep reading to find out what happened, I felt something lacking. Perhaps it was the simplistic writing style, or the fact I did not find any of the characters especially likable. Nevertheless, that's fairly easy to look past as the story itself is engaging enough that it kept me interested. I would recommend this for a quick, suspenseful read, but would not say it was an outstanding book.

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ilaschmaltz
Aug 31, 2017

Loved this book! Such a page Turner, I could not put it down. I gave it 4.5 stars because the last 10 pages or so I found took away from the book a bit. Still a great read.

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cassmazza
Aug 28, 2017

This book could have been a bit more realistic, but it is overall a great read. It really is a 'page turner'- I finished the book in just a few hours! I loved the general idea of having a kidnapped baby with the disturbing twists to the story. But I expected a little more from the ending.

Pat2686 Aug 26, 2017

A real page turner. Didn't like the ending.

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natalieklann
Jul 26, 2017

This book did not do it for me. It started out great, but I really thought the real perpetrator in the end was silly. In the end it read like a soap opera.

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

This book is honestly somewhat difficult for me to rate. I was rather captivated, but the ending was so...random??

I was super annoyed that the parents could be so selfish and completely victimize their baby as the outcome of their personal problems (i.e., finance and health). However, at times, I couldn't help feeling bad for them and sympathizing.

The tone was fine for me. Straightforward, right to the point. BUT I was getting annoyed at all the sentences starting with pronouns.

The Couple Next Door gave me some pretty significant messages too. It's a reminder that money can be blinding, causing people to make some awful choices.

Anyway, I really can't say much about the book—seeing that it's a mystery and I don't want to reveal too much—but I did like it.

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ralwal
Jul 22, 2017

Too plodding and repetitive for the first half.

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

Sexual Content: A flirtatious scene

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

Violence: Murder

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

Coarse Language: Cussing

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

jmli thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Nutty
Jun 21, 2017

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

A couple's baby is kidnapped while the parents are at their neighbors' party.

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

"He's very agitated. He wipes his sweaty hands on his pants."

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