The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
Originally Published on July 14, 2016
“But pretending all the time is exhausting.”
“People are capable of almost anything.”
“His capacity for surprise seems to have evaporated.”
“You can’t just throw in the towel when you have a bad year. You have to tough it out.”
“Where could he go? Wherever he went, his guilt and grief would go with him.“
“The truth is there. It’s always there. It simply needs to be uncovered.”
“She has had a lot of practice feeling anger without showing it. She dissembles. Isn’t that what everyone does? Everyone is faking it, all of them pretending to be something they’re not. The whole world is built on lies and deceit.”
“It’s much easier to make money if you don’t care who you hurt. If you have scruples, it’s much harder to get rich.”
Synopsis: “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.” (via Goodreads)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense
My Rating: 3/5 stars