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Author: Shari Lapena Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Penguin Audio 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.  The Couple Next Door lingers long after you turn the final page. Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fool Me Once
  • The twists come as fast as you can turn the pages. People
  • Provocative and shocking.  One crime, an entire neighborhood of suspects, secrets and lies.  How well do we ever know those around us?  The Couple Next Door will keep you glued the pages in search of the answer.  Even then, you'll never guess the truth...until it's too late. Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Find Her

    “I read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline.  The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting!
  • Real men read women writers–because of books like this. Trust me. Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Make Me

    "A twisty, utterly riveting tale that will send readers on a wild rollercoaster ride of emotions. Shocking revelations kept me turning the pages like a madwoman.
  • Expertly paced and finely crafted, The Couple Next Door is a gripping thriller of the highest order. I couldn’t put it down.   
    A. J. Banner, bestselling author of The Good Neighbor
  • “Gripped me from the very beginning to the very end! -Becky Masterman, author of Rage Against The Dying
  • “Brilliant! This utterly riveting psychological thriller hurtles along at breakneck speed, never giving you the opportunity to catch your breath. Twisty, turny, and unputdownable. C. L. Taylor, bestselling  author of The Lie
  • Exquisitely torturous tension.
  • Where did that baby go! It’s hard not to read to the end to find out, and the twists waiting there are gratifyingly clever. USA Today
  • “The many never-saw-them-coming twists and questionable characters. . . will keep you on the edge of your seat. First-time novelist 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
  • [A] well-sculpted domestic thriller . . . highly suspenseful . . . Twists are subtly revealed with aplomb, taking the story to increasingly unpredictable levels. Associated Press

    “[A] suspenseful, heart-wrenching debut. . . After numerous twists and turns, Lapena delivers one final, deftly crafted surprise.
  • “Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp.”

    Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Brisk prose style and character development are almost beside the point in Lapena’s suspense-fiction debut; this is a plot-driven page-turner, and even the most character-focused readers will find it hard to put down.
  • “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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 10/29/2019

    " The Couple Next Door is a great book with a disappointing ending. I couldn't put it down as I was riveted by the story and enjoyed listening to it unfold. This is a good read. "

  • 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. "

About the Author

Shari Lapeña worked as a lawyer and as an English teacher before turning to writing fiction. A Stranger in the House, as well as Lapena’s suspense debut, The Couple Next Door, were both New York Times and international bestsellers.

About the Narrator

Kirsten Potter 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 graduated with highest honors from Boston University and has performed on stage and in film and television, including roles on Medium, Bones, and Judging Amy.