Saturday, October 8, 2016

Review: The Couple Next Door

Title: The Couple Next Door
Author: Shari Lapena
Publication Date: August 23, 2016
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Recommended If You Like: I honestly didn't really enjoy this book, so I wouldn't recommend it.

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.

The Book:

Anne and Marco left their infant daughter, Cora, at home alone while they went next door for a dinner party--and Cora disappeared. Now, as the police investigate, Anne and Marco are forced to wonder how much they truly know about each other, and who they can trust.

What I Liked:

It's a tense, suspenseful set up, and I really tend to enjoy books that explore the secrets people keep. The twists had potential as well.

Anything I Didn't Like?

Unfortunately, I didn't really like this book. For a book with such a suspenseful start, it really drags. The story gets really repetitive and goes over the same material again and again.

The ending was far too pat as well, and almost nullified the impact of the previous twists. The last twist, while a good one, felt thrown in in an attempt to keep the ending from feeling too tied up in a bow.


I almost didn't finish this book more than once, but kept going because it had gotten so much hype. Unfortunately, at least for me, this book didn't live up to that hype at all.


  1. Oh that is to bad, it sounded like it would be a good one but I hate when books drag on when they had a good beginning. :(

    1. I completely agree, it definitely bummed me out that it didn't live up to its beginning, at least for me.