The Couple Next Door A Novel Author:Shari Lapena INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER — ?The twists come as fast [as] you can turn the pages.? ?People — ?Provocative and shocking.? ?Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Find Her — ?I read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline. The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting!? ?Sue Grafton, New York Times ... more »bestselling author of X
It all started at a dinner party. . .
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.
It started with the kidnapping of her baby.
Oh No I thought, another kidnapping story!
Reluctantly I figured I'd give it a try.
She came from wealth and depended on her mother and stepfather for money. They didn't like the man she married, felt he was not good enough for her. Then they had a beautiful baby girl and they fell in love with their only granddaughter. The parents bought them a gorgeous home in a prestige area, funded the husband's new business and more.
I was then taken on a journey of nail biting suspense, betrayals, and so many twists and turns I couldn't keep up with them. I couldn't sleep until I read it to the end.
I didn't particularly like the ending. The husband got away with his role in the kidnapping and given immunity. WHY? Never should have happened!!! He should have paid the consequences.