The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

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"Anne and Marco 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, their daughter goes missing. They'd left her at home with the baby monitor on and had been checking on her every half hour, yet sometime between their last check and the time they get home, the baby disappears without a trace. Suspicion immediately focuses on the devastated parents, then on Anne, the shattered mother who has been suffering from post-partum depression. But the truth is a much more complicated story, and inside the curtained house, an unsettling, nerve-wracking account of what actually happened and of what may have happened to baby Cora unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something; Anne and Marco soon learn that each is keeping secrets, some of which they've kept for years; and baby Cora is still missing. A chilling tale of deception, duplicity and unfaithfulness, The Couple Next Door will keep readers breathless until the final, gruesome and utterly unexpected twist."--
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, ©2016.
ISBN: 9780385686945
9781400026883
Characteristics: 308 pages ;,23 cm.

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Anne and Marco 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, their daughter goes missing. They'd left her at home with the baby monitor on and had been checking on her every half hour, yet som... Read More »


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LibraryLES
Oct 19, 2018

This was a great read, sucked you in from the very beginning . The storyline kept you engaged and guessing.

ArapahoeDianeM Oct 03, 2018

A co-worker recommended this book & what a great selection. A great mystery that grabs you quickly and never stops. There are many twists & turns & the story kept me guessing until the end --- which you are not expecting. A fast, fun read.

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therapymutt
Oct 02, 2018

the father and next door neighbor was in on it

ArapahoeMarieC Oct 01, 2018

It is a quick read with lots of twists. I did not expect the ending!

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lesliegay
Sep 13, 2018

Worth the hype? Yes, for a thrilling roller coaster that keeps the reader guessing.
A fun, fast read and thoroughly enjoyable.

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slezotte
Aug 27, 2018

If you're looking for the great American thriller, this isn't it. But it's entertaining enough and had a twist that I wasn't immediately expecting. If you're just looking for an easy mystery to get lost in, this will do the job.

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Eil_1
Aug 15, 2018

The second book I've read by Lapena - I enjoyed both very much. The intrigue and suspense made it a difficult one to put down.

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clerkgal
Aug 13, 2018

I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Everytime I thought that I had it figured it out, it turned out I was wrong. It was an enjoyable read!

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Dreamstime
Aug 07, 2018

Started great building a who-done-it but fell apart as it progressed to the point of becoming silly. Plus I HATED they whiney stupid mother. Have you ever read a book slowly, savoring the wonderful prose and its imagery? This is not one of those books.

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trickbag22
Aug 04, 2018

Average suspense. Characters are pretty wooden and plot is thin. Probably would be a good movie just because it is a very simple plot and the twists in the tale are fairly predictable

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

Sexual Content: A flirtatious scene

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

Violence: Murder

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

Coarse Language: Cussing

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Jul 23, 2017

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Jun 21, 2017

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jaxsrose
Jul 01, 2018

What the heck was up with that ending?

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

A couple's baby is kidnapped while the parents are at their neighbors' party.

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jmli
Jul 23, 2017

"He's very agitated. He wipes his sweaty hands on his pants."

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