Book Review: The Couple Next Door

When I saw this novel available at my local library, I had to pick it up.

Shari Lapena, author of the Couple Next Door worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before turning to writing.  It’s a good thing she started writing because “The Couple Next Door” is astounding.

“The Couple Next Door” is a mystery thriller.  The story revolves around a mother struggling with postpartum depression after having her first child with her husband.  When the couple is invited to their neighbours dinner party, they leave the baby home due to the baby sitter cancelling last minute.  Also, the couple next door requested the baby not to be there because they couldn’t stand her crying. Following the dinner party, the couple comes home to an empty crib. Who is to blame for their missing baby? Was it their fault? Was it the neighbours? The amount of secrets that are exposed on the journey to finding the baby is just astounding.

There is so much action, suspense, and thrilling events that occcur in 300 pages it’s a must read.

This novel is thrilling until the very last page. I hope Shari Lapena writes a sequel to “The Couple Next Door” because I would love to know how the story ends. This is by far the most addictive book I’ve ever read. I read the entire novel in a day and would recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys thrillers.

After finishing the novel I sat there just thinking about it.  I’ve never been so impacted by a novel. Overall, it was an amazing read and I would recommend to anyone who hasn’t read it yet.



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