Book Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Book Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Goodreads Summary: Fast-paced and addictive, THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR announces a major new talent in thriller writing.

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?”

I picked this up after a recommendation from a friend. However, I was unimpressed. I did like the pace of the novel and it is definitely an easy read. But, the characters did not blow me away. All characters seemed too dramatic for me and I couldn’t feel any connection to any of them. The twists that solve the mystery of this novel are good, but again a little unrealistic and I would have enjoyed a little more suspense perhaps. This would be an each mystery to read on a beach vacation, but not a must buy in my opinion. It really left me feeling, “Meh?”

3 Stars from Me.

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