Review: The Couple Next Door
When Anne and Marco leave their baby at home alone to attend a dinner party next door, they figure everything will be fine. The two houses are attached so they’re not that far away plus they’ve brought the baby monitor with them. The couple take turns running home to check on the baby and when they return home together at the end of the evening, they encounter a parent’s worst nightmare – the front door is ajar and their baby is missing.
No one is totally innocent so everyone’s a suspect in The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. The book started out with a bang for me. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough and just had to know what was going on. It seemed everyone had some dirty secret they didn’t want revealed. There was plenty of tension and twists to keep me invested in the story the whole time but the ending felt a little complicated and rushed to me. The book was a quick read and, overall, it was satisfying for me. I liked it a lot but wouldn’t say I loved it. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more from this author.