The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
Published by: Pamela Dorman Books (Coming August 23, 2016)
Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense, Crime
ISBN-13: 978-0735221086
My Rating: 3/5

My Summary:  When Anne and Marco Conti decide to leave their newborn baby home alone, while they slip next door for a dinner party, they never expect the unthinkable to happen.  They have brought the baby monitor and are checking on the infant every 30-minutes, surely she will be safe while they enjoy some time away with friends.  When they arrive home shortly after 1:00 AM the couple is bemused to find their little girl missing from her crib.  This starts an immediate investigation by the police.  Did someone kidnap the baby?  Or did the parents harm the child and are using the kidnapping as a coverup?  Questions from the investigators start to unravel a tangled web of lies within the lives of the couple as well as the extended family.

My Thoughts:  Told from multiple first person POVs, The Couple Next Door is able to pull you into the thoughts of many of the characters involved.  I found the storyline to flow nicely and the characters to be well developed.  Unfortunately I found the mystery to be a bit predictable, but overall I was pleased with the story.  If you enjoy a good crime thriller, then check out this book later this month.

Note:  I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.



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