The Couple Next Door Author:Shari Lapena How well do you know the couple next door? Or your husband? Or even yourself? People are capable of almost anything. A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors. Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all, a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. Bu... more »t 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.« less
Ugh. I like a psychological thriller, but this was just stupid. It started out with some promise, but it quickly deteriorated. The plot was just over-the-top contrived, and the writing was that of a high school literary student. On the plus side, it was quick to read. Now on to something (hopefully) better.