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1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shari Lapeña Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9780735288799
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An instant New York Times bestseller. Look out for Shari Lapena's next thriller, A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE, coming August 2017.

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. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp.”

    Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Provocative and shocking…How well do we ever know those around us? The Couple Next Door will keep you glued [to] the pages in search of the answer.”

    Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author

  • “The many never-saw-them-coming twists and questionable characters…will keep you on the edge of your seat…Lapena’s writing is spare and tense, and it makes The Couple Next Door a compulsive read. The last line is absolutely killer.”

    Good Housekeeping

  • “The twists come as fast [as] you can turn the pages.”


  • “[A] well-sculpted domestic thriller…highly suspenseful.”

    Associated Press

  • “Exquisitely torturous tension.”


  • An August 2016 LibraryReads Pick
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Colby | 2/8/2018

    " Horrible and unbelievable. You might only enjoy this if you like afternoon soap opera TV shows. A complete waste of time. "

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About the Author

Shari Lapeña worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before turning to writing fiction. She has written two award-winning literary novels. The Couple Next Door is her suspense debut.

About the Narrator

Kirsten Potter, who graduated with highest honors from Boston University, has narrated numerous audiobooks and has performed for television and in theaters across the country. She has won several awards, including more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her work has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and by AudioFile magazine, among many others. She has alsoperformed on stage, film, and television, including roles on Medium, Bones, and Judging Amy.