It all started at a dinner party. . .A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors--a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. . .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 pa...
|Title||:||The Couple Next Door|
|Number of Pages||:||308 pages|
The Couple Next Door Reviews
Pues oye, lo he disfrutado un montón.
No soy mucho de leer novelas de este género, pero he de decir que cada vez estoy leyendo más y estoy encontrando una vertiente más que interesante que de primeras no era mi favorita. He leído varios comentarios respecto a la voz narrativa, porque no es muy utilizada en este tipo de novela: es en tercera persona, sí, pero narra en presente. La verdad es que yo estoy acostumbrado a leer novelas en presente, aunque en esta ocasión había alguna cosa rara (como si ...more
"They held onto each other, weeping. Two shattered people, one of them a liar."
I was really enjoying this book! Lots of twists and turns and untrustworthy characters, right up until the last 20 pages, which blew it for me.
Anne and Marco have a beautiful baby girl named Cora. One evening their babysitter cancels when they are due to go to their next door neighbours' for a dinner party. Marco says it'll be fine, they'll take the baby monitor and check on her every half an hour.
What could go wro ...more
A Sagrada Família
Uma bébé desaparecida
Um casal que sabe tudo, mas nada pode dizer!
Um marido gastador
Um avô materno rico
Uns vizinhos depravados
E uma mãe perturbada capaz de sabe-se lá bem o quê?!...
E é basicamente este, o berço da chama que ateia o rastilho deste magnífico thriller!...
Além disso, há mais:
"O Casal do Lado" é também um mergulho no poço Amor-Ódio que dá pelo nome de Família.
Aquela amalgama de seres heterogéneos que se chocam, julgam, agridem, usam, abusam... e pouco ou nada se ...more
Most of my friends loved this, but I wasn't as wrapt. At all. Yes, very, very edge of your seat worthy reading, but the end result was a little flat for me. As a debut, this was brilliant work and I commend the author for writing a book that most of us just could not put down.
I felt it was a train wreck of completely messy, unscrupulous and totally moral lacking characters! I know we are not meant to always love the characters we read about, but I was eye rolling many times. Marco. What a spinel ...more
Cynthia and Graham invite next door neighbours Anne and Marco to a small dinner party but tell them not to bring their small baby. Cynthia and Graham, themselves childless, are not child-friendly. The pre-arranged babysitter cancels at last minute so Anne and Marco decide, reluctantly. to go anyway, leaving baby Cora alone, taking a baby monitor and agreeing to take turns checking on her every half hour. So far so good.....until....
Anne and Graham return home at one in the morning and to their h ...more
3.5 Stars. This book turned out just meh for me. I was completely sucked in from the start and then at about the 65 % mark the characters started annoying me and I wasn't thrilled with the ending. Some other people might like this more than I did. I read a lot of psychological thrillers so now very few are 5 Star reads for me.
A special shout out to Kirsten Potter the narrator. She was awesome!!! This is very easy to follow on audio.
I never read drama like this before
Was almost to be worst book of 2017
I highly enjoyed "A Stranger in the House" so I was very much looking forward to reading Shari Lapena's previous novel "The Couple Next Door". As expected I thoroughly enjoyed it, I raced through the intriguing pages and I have to say that it is neck and neck as to which I preferred the best, as both were hugely entertaining.
It does takes a while to get used to the authors writing since she uses 'third person present tense' but once you adapt to it you soon fly through the story, it was very eas ...more