The Couple Next Door / Book Review



Author: Shari Lapena

Title: The Couple Next Door

Genre: Fiction, Thriller


You never know what’s happening on the other side of the wall.

Your neighbour 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?


The Couple next door was the most talked about thriller in 2016 and rightly so! This book is always the first on my list to recommend anyone to read, I could not put it down.

If you have read any of Shari Lapena’s books you will know that no one does suspense quiet like her. She has a way of embedding you into these characters lives and almost feeling like you’re there.

‘The Couple Next Door’ grasped my attention right from the very beginning. 

It begins with the disappearance of Marco and Anne’s baby daughter Cora, who is taken from her bed one night whilst the couple attend a dinner party next door. The couple are racked with guilt, and as the investigation continues, more and more secrets are reveled.

As you begin solving the mystery, along comes the plot twist which will leave your jaw on the floor.

I highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys a domestic thriller.

It has excellently composed characters with plenty of mystery and suspense, and killer twists.

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