The Couple Next Door

Sep 19

The Couple Next Door


Prepare to block off a chunk of time for this fast-paced thriller by Shari Lapena. I could not put it down, I finished it in one sitting. Marco and Anne are a seemingly perfect couple. He is a handsome entrepreneur, she is an ultra-chic curator who comes from a wealthy family. Six months ago, they became first time parents to baby Cora. The tired couple decides they need a little parenting break, so they opt to attend a dinner party with the couple next door. As they are in connecting town homes, even though the babysitter cancels, they decide to attend. They check on the baby every half hour and bring a monitor with them. When they are both good and tipsy, late in the evening, they decide to call it a night.
Baby Cora is nowhere to be found.
What follows is a wild tale that will keep you guessing at every turn. This reader blamed everyone involved at one point or another. It reminded me of one of my favorite under-the-radar movies, Suicide Kings. I can’t say much, as I am not a spoiler.

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Kudos to the Book of the Month Club for having this and Amy Schumer as part of their September selections. If you have any interest in this club, please use this link to sign up.
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When prompted, enter code FRIEND50 for 50% off a 3-month membership! I love it, quite a bit.

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